PKF O’Connor Davies Hires James Cassidy to Serve as Tax Director

Industry expert specializing in tax services for athletes, entertainers, attorneys, executives, and film makers will join Firm’s New York City office

PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP, one of the nation’s largest accounting, tax, and advisory firms, announced today it has hired James (JJ) Cassidy to serve as Tax Director in the Firm’s New York City office. This strategic hire deepens the Firm’s industry-leading expertise in a wide range of tax planning and compliance service areas.

“JJ has a proven track record of providing exceptional tax planning advice and services to high-profile clients and organizations, and we couldn’t be happier to bring him on board,” said Kevin J. Keane, Managing Partner. “His 20-plus years in the industry and his experience as an attorney will be extremely valuable in our ongoing efforts to expand our services in key areas.”

Cassidy has a diverse tax background with considerable experience serving small businesses, nonprofit organizations, and individual clients. A significant part of his career has been spent working with clients, including athletes, entertainers, attorneys, executives, and documentary film makers. As an attorney, Cassidy also represents clients in tax controversies and tax debt settlements as well as in tax audits before various taxing authorities.

“I work hard every day to make sure my clients have the best possible tax strategies with no surprises or unexpected issues along the way,” Cassidy said. “It’s a pleasure to join an organization that shares that commitment to client service and finding specialized solutions to their needs.”

Cassidy is a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Bar Association. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from Hofstra University and his Juris Doctor degree from the Florida Coastal School of Law.

PKF O’Connor Davies has 11 offices in five states as it continues to expand through organic growth and acquisitions on the East Coast. It has supported this growth with a strategic combination of promoting from within coupled with tactical external hires.