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Thomas Butler

Berdon LLP

New York, NY, USA

Tax principal Thomas Butler has more than 30 years of combined experience in public accounting and the corporate sector. Mr. Butler advises corporations and partnerships on the tax aspects of transactions, among them mergers and acquisitions; joint ventures; consolidations; reorganizations; and dispositions of real estate. He works with businesses across numerous sectors — manufacturing and distribution, real estate, financial services, and technology to name a few. Prior to joining Berdon he held leadership positions in the tax practice of a national CPA firm.

His expertise extends to:

  • transactional tax planning — identifying the optimum treatment from a business and tax perspective
  • tax strategies to overcome or eliminate roadblocks to a successful transaction
  • isolating and assisting in realizing tax savings opportunities
  • S corp and C corp elections — advising on the advantages and disadvantages for the specific business
  • navigating the complexities of ASC 740
  • representing clients in conflicts with federal and state taxing authorities
  • collaborating with client legal counsel in reviewing tax due diligence


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants

Mr. Butler is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Accounting & Taxation at the Frank G. Zarb Graduate School of Business at Hofstra University. He is a coauthor of a two-part article on Subchapter C for The CPA Journal.

Thomas Butler holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. John Fisher College and a Juris Doctor degree from Albany Law School of Union University. He earned an APC in Accounting from New York University Stern Graduate School of Business. Mr. Butler is licensed as a CPA and attorney in New York State.


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