Rodney C. Brower

Tax Principal
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Bachelor’s Degree, Mississippi State University

Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Member, Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants

CPA, Tennessee

“What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do.”

- John Ruskin

Rodney serves as a Principal in Crosslin tax department. With more than 35 years of experience, he has significant expertise in providing tax compliance and consulting services to non-profits, individual and business clients in a variety of industries, as well as extensive knowledge of investment and asset management development. Throughout his career, he has represented large not-for-profits, foundations, financial and banking institutions, real estate investors, employee benefit plans and a variety of other organizations.

Rodney previously served as tax director and partner in charge of taxes for J. C. Bradford & Co., a Nashville-based securities brokerage and investment banking firm with approximately 85 retail offices throughout the United States, where he started the company’s tax function and directed a staff of 10 tax professionals. He successfully led an effort to challenge the constitutionality of certain aspect of the State of Tennessee tax on partnerships, resulting in a total refund of several years’ taxes assessed by the state. He also directed the administration of the company’s 3,500 participant 401(k) plan, including the successful management of IRS and DOL audits of the plan with no adverse findings.

While serving as a tax partner for the Nashville office of Deloitte & Touche, Rodney was member of the National Banking Tax committee, and represented such clients as Third National Corporation (SunTrust), J. C. Bradford & Co., Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville City Bank & Trust (US Bank), Jacques Miller and Freeman Companies. While previously working at a Big Four firm, his federal and state planning and compliance clients included Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), Shoney’s Inc., and Volunteer Capital Corporation (Wendy’s).

Rodney has significant experience in planning and compliance for both public and private non-profit entities, including Forms 5500, new Form 990 and instructions, Form 990-PF and Form 990-T, as well as administering a 3,500 participant retirement plan.