Brian B. McCuller, JD, CPA
Shareholder-in-Charge of the LBMC Tax Practice
Brian B. McCuller, JD, CPA Shareholder-in-Charge of the LBMC Tax practice With over twenty years of experience in state and local tax, as an attorney and a CPA, Brian specializes in multi-state tax planning and controversy services. He advises Fortune 500 companies, as well as middle-market companies, with national operations. He has represented clients on a variety of issues before state tax departments across the country. Brian is a frequent speaker and author on the topic of multi-state taxes. The industries Brian typically serves include healthcare, manufacturing, software and information technology, online retailers, hotel owners/operators, and retail consumer services. Brian works with CFOs, controllers, and tax directors in two main areas: Strategic Planning: Due to the changing and complex tax environment, companies should regularly review their business structure and state specific issues to improve compliance and take advantage of opportunities. Brian helps clients align their multistate tax positions with their core business objectives. Audit and Appeal Representation: State tax audits are on the rise in the digital economy. States are expanding their definitions of nexus and changing the taxability of new products and services. Brian routinely represent clients during the audit and appeal phase. Brian has represented clients with operations in states with complex tax structures such as Arizona, California, Florida, New York, Michigan, Ohio, Texas, and Washington. Prior to joining LBMC, Brian was a Managing Director in the CBIZ National Tax Office for three years. In this role, he provided state and local tax services to CBIZ accounting and tax offices nationwide. Brian was the partner in charge of state and local tax services for twelve years with Thompson Dunavant, PLC, a local CPA firm based in Memphis, TN. Under his leadership, the state and local tax practice was structured as a multi-discipline practice, offering clients compliance and consulting services in the areas of income/franchise tax, sales/use tax, and property tax. Brian began his career in 1993, and held positions with Arthur Andersen, LLP, and Ernst & Young, LLP in Atlanta, GA.