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Frazier & Deeter announces Tommy Zavieh as new leader of National R&D Tax Credit Practice

Former Big 4 executive joins Frazier & Deeter’s Tax Practice as a Principal

Atlanta, GA – July 17, 2018 – Frazier & Deeter announced the addition of Tommy Zavieh, CPA, MBA, MST as the firm’s newest Principal. Zavieh has more than 20 years of professional and consulting experience, 14 of which have been dedicated to R&D Tax Credits. Zavieh joins the firm’s tax practice, where he will provide leadership to the firm’s National Research & Development Tax Credit Practice.

“Tommy’s extensive experience across multiple industries will help us build our R&D tax credit practice across the U.S. and internationally,” said Seth McDaniel, Managing Partner of Frazier & Deeter. “We are delighted to have Tommy join the firm to help us serve our clients.”

Before joining Frazier & Deeter, Zavieh was Senior Manager with KPMG’s tax practice, where he served as the leader of the R&D Tax Credit practice for the Southeast Region. He has extensive experience in addressing complex business and tax needs including: domestic and international R&D Tax Credit compliance, ASC 740 and other specialty tax services.

Zavieh’s industry expertise includes the areas of automotive, bio-sciences, consumer products, financial services, manufacturing, medical devices, oil/gas, pharmaceutical and technology.

“We are excited to have Tommy add focused leadership for our R&D tax services,” said Terri Lawson, Partner-in-Charge for Frazier & Deeter’s tax practice. “With the increased complexity of our tax code, the need for careful analysis of tax credits has never been greater.”

“Frazier & Deeter is one of the fastest growing firms in the country and they have built a tax practice that is very highly regarded,” said Zavieh. “I am delighted to join a firm with Frazier & Deeter’s reputation for client service and excited to have the opportunity to help continue to build this important practice.”

Zavieh graduated from Pace University, Lubin School of Business, in New York, where he received his BBA in Accounting, an MBA and an MS in Taxation. He has had articles published in both the Upstate Business Journal and Bloomberg BNA. Zavieh is also fluent in French and Farsi.

About Frazier & Deeter

Frazier & Deeter is a nationally recognized CPA and advisory firm headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. The firm provides tailored services across a wide range of tax, audit, accounting and advisory needs to achieve each client’s unique financial goals. Frazier & Deeter is a proud member of PKF and CPAmerica.

Frazier & Deeter has been named one of the top Accounting Firms to Work For, a top Ten Firm for Women, the 52nd largest CPA firm and one of the Fastest Growing CPA firms among the top 100 firms in the U.S. by Accounting Today magazine. Frazier & Deeter has also been named a Best of the Best CPA firm by INSIDE Public Accounting twelve times.

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