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LeighAnn Costley, CPA

Tax Partner

Atlanta, GA
Individual Tax, Personal Financial Services, Tax, Tax Credits and Incentives,
Family Office, Manufacturing & Distribution, Professional Services, Real Estate, Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) Services,


Partner LeighAnn Costley contributes nearly thirty years of experience to Frazier & Deeter’s governance and Tax Practice. She is the first female and non-Managing Partner to serve as Chair of the Board of Directors in the firm’s history.

LeighAnn specializes in providing tax planning opportunities to minimize corporate, fiduciary and personal income tax liabilities. She focuses on tax strategy and compliance services for closely held businesses, corporate executives and other high-net-worth individuals as well as multiple generation family entities and trusts. LeighAnn also consults on estate and gift tax planning, charitable planning and business succession planning. With experience in industries that include manufacturing, real estate, construction, technology and professional services, she has served a broad range of publicly traded and privately held companies.

As one of the Co-chairs of Frazier & Deeter’s Women’s Initiative, LeighAnn is actively involved in planning and delivering thought leadership events for female executives and business owners in the community. She further supports internal and external programs to help women achieve their professional development and financial objectives.

Prior to joining FD, LeighAnn was a Principal with a large national accounting firm and a Director with a Big 4 firm.

Professional and Civic Organizations

Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants (GSCPA)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA)
National Next 20 Tax Leadership Group
Alliance Theater, Board of Directors
Kate’s Club, Advisory Board, Board of Directors (2005-2011)


Master of Taxation
Walsh College | Troy, MI

Bachelor of Arts
University of Michigan | Ann Arbor, MI

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