Briggs & Veselka Co., Houston’s largest independent accounting firm, announces the addition of Jeffrey Mealer, CPA, JD, as a Manager in the firm’s State and Local Tax (SALT) practice. Mealer brings more than 15 years’ experience, providing tax savings opportunities to a wide range of industries.

Mealer has worked with Big Four and mid-tier CPA firms assisting companies in managing their complex SALT burden. He has experience finding refunds, reducing audit assessments, compliance, and planning.

“I evaluated a number of firms and noted that Briggs and Veselka has a fast-growing SALT practice that is committed to bringing tax savings to companies. I am pleased to be here,” said Mealer, a graduate of The University of Houston and Texas Tech School of Law.

“Jeff shares our commitment to finding and delivering value to our clients, and his SALT experience at larger firms will help us continue to do so,” BYC SALT Practice Leader, John Cooney, noted.

About Briggs & Veselka Co.

Briggs & Veselka Co. has served emerging middle-market businesses and individuals in the greater Houston area since 1973 and has grown to be the fourth largest independent CPA firm in Texas, with offices in Houston, El Campo, Austin, and San Antonio. We provide comprehensive business and personal tax, audit and attestation, and advisory services to growing middle-market companies, small-cap public companies, and individual families and their estates.

Our mission is to gain our clients’ ultimate trust and confidence in our work as we continue to foster a Legacy of Loyalty.