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Thomas Riggs

Partner

Thomas Riggs

Creative Solutions to complex tax problems.

Thomas Riggs is a Tax Partner and Managing Director of the Firm’s Financial Services tax group. His client base is global in scope, and includes hedge funds, fund of funds, asset management companies, PE and VC investment firms, as well as their owners and principals. He also leads the Firm’s Family Office and Opportunity Zone related tax practices.  

Tom’s 35 years of financial sector experience spans multiple disciplines including M&A and transaction advisory, cross border entity structuring, start-ups and new business formations, deferred compensation, exit/succession planning, and tax controversy/dispute resolution. He is also a recognized expert in the formation, operation and liquidation of partnerships and limited liability companies.

Tom is a prolific speaker and writer, with his most recent efforts ranging from presenting at the annual New York State Bar Association Start Up Venture Institute, chairing the tax panel at the annual Private Equity U.S. Forum in New York City, and his recently published and widely read article “Navigating Pass-Through Tax Reform”.

In addition to his Law and CPA licenses, Tom has also held various SEC and FINRA designations over the years, including that of Series 3 Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA), Series 7 Securities Sales Representative and Series 65 Registered Investment Advisor (RIA).

Professional Affiliations & Civic Involvement

  • Illinois State Society of Certified Public Accountants (ISSCPA)
  • Illinois State Bar Association

Accreditations

  • Certified Public Accountant (Illinois)
  • Illinois State Bar

Education