John has over 30 years of experience in state and local tax, primarily in public accounting. His areas of expertise include state income and franchise tax and sales and use tax. He also has experience with credits and incentives and property tax.

John has assisted clients in a broad range of industries including energy, construction, financial services, and various other types of service companies including internet-based services.

John has experience implementing state tax restructuring projects, providing representation for state tax audits, and obtaining major tax refunds for his clients. Additionally, John lectures for various professional organizations including the Tax Executives Institute and the Texas Society of CPAs.

External Publications

  • "Texas Franchise Tax Update: Texas Comptroller Adopts Comprehensive Changes to Apportionment Rule" (Texas Society of CPAs, January 2021)

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Mergers & Acquisitions: State & Local Tax Considerations
    (Houston TEI Chapter, February 2023)
  • Texas Taxes: 2021 Quarterly Update
    (Texas Society of CPAs Webcast , April 2021)
  • Texas Tax Policy and Legislative Update
    (Fort Worth TEI Chapter, March 2021)
  • Texas Legislative Priorities
    (Houston TEI Chapter, February 2021)
  • Indirect Taxes: Managing Your Non-Income Taxes
    (Houston TEI Chapter, February 2021)

Professional Affiliations

  • Board of Directors, Texas Taxpayers and Research Association
  • Member, Accounting Advisory Board for Lamar University
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Texas Comptroller’s Taxpayer Advisory Group


  • BBA, accounting, Lamar University
  • MS, taxation, DePaul University

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