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Shannan Gilmartin Cuddy, J.D.

Lead Partner – State and Local Tax Practice

ON THE WEEKENDS YOU CAN FIND ME…

Spending time with my family and running road races.

A QUOTE THAT INSPIRES ME…

“Dreams: Goals with deadlines.”

(978) 557-5338

Experience

Ms. Cuddy, a licensed attorney in the state of Massachusetts, has over 15 years of experience in a complete range of tax planning, compliance and consulting services including an in-depth, well-rounded knowledge of federal, state and local tax law. She leads the firm’s State and Local Tax (SALT) Practice and is instrumental in helping address the state and local tax issues of businesses of all sizes and complexity, from venture-backed startups to global, publicly traded companies. Shannan’s areas of expertise include multi-state income/franchise tax planning and compliance, sales and use tax consulting and compliance, ASC 740-10 analysis, ASC 740 tax provisions and due diligence for mergers and acquisitions. She is also well versed in business structure planning, having assisted numerous clients in the realignment of their corporate structures.

Prior to MFA, Shannan spent over 11 years with three of the Big 4 public accounting firms including KPMG, PwC and most recently, Ernst & Young.

Education

  • J.D. – Fordham University School of Law
  • B.S. – Management; Fairfield University

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants – State Taxation Member

Expertise

  • State and local income/franchise tax planning and compliance
  • Strategic business planning for U.S./non-U.S. enterprises
  • Mergers and acquisitions, including identification and mitigation of exposure items
  • Sales and use tax consulting and compliance
  • Federal and state tax audit defense
  • ASC 740 Accounting for Income Taxes
  • ASC 740-10 Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes
  • State apportionment review and analysis
  • State tax nexus reviews
  • Payroll tax consulting and compliance
  • Credits and incentives identification and maximization

Certifications

  • Licensed attorney in Massachusetts

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