Meet Darryl Brown, a seasoned tax advisor with a breadth of experience in federal taxation. With a background as a former senior manager at a prestigious "big six" public accounting firm, Darryl brings a comprehensive understanding of tax law for individuals, small businesses, partnerships, S corporations, C corporations, and large public companies.
Education & Experience
Prior to his role as a tax advisor, Darryl spent two decades as a college professor, specializing in teaching, researching, and writing about federal tax law. His expertise spans areas including advanced corporate finance, financial reporting, accounting for income taxes, financial statement analysis, as well as financial, intermediate, and advanced accounting.
Darryl's qualifications include being an Enrolled Agent (EA) admitted to practice before the IRS and a certified public accountant (CPA). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accountancy and a Master of Science in taxation from Bentley College (now Bentley University). Additionally, he obtained a Master of Science in accounting and a Ph.D. in accounting, with a minor in finance from The University of Arizona.
While Darryl's primary focus is tax advisory, his extensive knowledge allows him to assist clients in more diverse areas such as employee compensation, IRS exam representation, and IRS reporting for foreign tax matters. He approaches each client's situation with a goal of maximizing after-tax cash flows, drawing from his dual expertise as a practitioner and scholar.
Darryl actively engages with professional organizations including the National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA), the Illinois Society of Certified Public Accountants (ISCPA), the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and the American Bar Association's Tax Section (ABA-Tax Section).
In addition to staying up on the latest tax law via studying recent court cases, Darryl is an avid author and publisher of tax articles.
Get to Know Darryl
Beyond his accomplishments at Alison Wealth Management, Darryl is a devoted family man — a loving husband, father to seven children, and proud grandfather. His time away from the office is spent reading, fishing, gardening, landscaping.