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Shannan Gilmartin Cuddy

Shannan Gilmartin Cuddy J.D.

Shannan leads MFA’s State & Local Tax Practice and is instrumental in helping address the state and local tax issues of businesses of all sizes and complexity, from venture-backed startups to global, publicly traded companies. A licensed attorney with more than 19 years of experience, Shannan’s areas of expertise include multi-state income/franchise tax planning and sales and use tax consulting and compliance. Shannan earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Fairfield University and her Juris Doctorate from Fordham University School of Law.

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Notable Matters

C-corps we advise regarding complex tax planning & compliance, audit, valuation & transactions

MFA collaborates with customers operating in all 50 U.S. states

Partnerships & pass-through entities we advocate for in their quest to achieve success

Franchise entities we support with audit, tax, business consulting & financial advisory solutions

Areas of Focus

economic nexus consulting state & local tax state tax nexus sales & use tax asc 740 accounting for income taxes franchise tax planning mergers & acquisitions payroll tax consulting & compliance private equity VC-backed companies

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At the end of the day, it’s not just about filing tax returns, it’s about teammates. It’s not just about conducting audits, it’s about allies. Being a partner and not a vendor. This is the philosophy that guides how MFA works with each and every customer.

It’s just as important to us to learn from our customers as it is to educate them.

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What makes MFA distinct is our Members’ continued motivation to apply intellect and tenacity in order to achieve a better future for all those we represent.

At its core, MFA is a team of passionate individuals with a relentless focus on the greater good of those they serve.

Favorite show to binge watch
The Crown
What’s the best way to start the day?
Running with friends
Who brings you the most joy?
My children
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