Washington, D.C., February 7, 2012 — Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney today announced that Thomas M. Cryan, Jr., has joined the firm's Employee Benefits and Tax Practice as a shareholder. He joins the firm from Miller & Chevalier in Washington, D.C.
"Buchanan's strong national tax foothold combined with its substantial labor and employment practice were key factors in my move," said Cryan, whose focus includes employee benefits and tax-related counsel regarding executive compensation, fringe benefits and employment tax. "The firm's involvement in the Tax Management subsidiary of Bloomberg BNA (formerly the Bureau of National Affairs) also provides a solid platform for my practice," Cryan added. He represents Fortune 100 companies, mid-market companies and emerging businesses.
"There are only a few lawyers in the country who are as deeply focused in these areas as Tom," said John Warner, co-managing shareholder of the firm's Washington, D.C. office, and co-chair of the Business & International Tax Practice Group. "We are extremely pleased to welcome Tom to our team," he added.
Cryan's move to Buchanan comes less than a month after real estate veteran Dennis Moyer joined the firm's Washington office as a shareholder. According to Buchanan CEO Jack Barbour, the firm is adding highly experienced attorneys in areas that serve its client base, and the D.C. market is a focus for 2012.
Thomas M. Cryan, Jr., has substantial experience in employee benefits and information reporting, in particular, dealing with the income and employment tax treatment of settlement payments, statutory fringe benefits, nonqualified deferred compensation and travel benefits, employers' deduction of benefits and wellness programs. He has represented clients before the IRS and the U.S. Department of Treasury in connection with policy initiatives.
Cryan previously practiced with Baker & McKenzie and Weil, Gotshal & Manges. Before that, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Joel Gerber of the United States Tax Court. He received his J.D. degree from George Mason University School of Law and his LL.M. degree from Georgetown University Law Center. He received his undergraduate degree in economics from Washington and Lee University.
About Buchanan and Its Tax Section
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC has more than 450 attorneys and government relations professionals practicing throughout the United States, with multiple offices in California, Florida, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, as well as offices in Delaware, Virginia and Washington, D.C. The firm's Tax Section consists of 25 attorneys located in its Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh, California and South Florida offices, with specialties in Business and International Tax, Estates and Trusts, and Non-Profit Organizations. Members of the Business and International Tax group advise the firm's clients on a broad range of issues from structuring business formations, public and private offerings, debt and equity financings including the structuring of financial transactions and instruments, business acquisitions, joint ventures and reorganizations; to assisting clients in meeting their tax compliance requirements and in examinations by the IRS and state tax agencies and in tax litigation and appeals; to tax planning for foreign individuals and businesses with respect to U.S. activities and for U.S. individuals and residents with respect to foreign activities; to negotiating and structuring financial transactions and instruments. Together with the firm's Employee Benefits Section, members of the Tax Section assist clients with their executive compensation, qualified plan and employee benefits needs. As the managing editors of Bloomberg BNA's Tax Management publications, the firm and members of its Tax Section help provide tax professionals and advisors with timely and sophisticated analysis, application and interpretation of the Internal Revenue Code and matters in specialty areas such as financial accounting, corporate law and litigation.