Brian Kirkell

Principal, Washington National Tax Practice

As McGladrey’s Washington National Tax State & Local Tax (SALT) leader, Brian serves as a technical resource for the firm’s national practice across all state and local tax service lines. He tracks significant state case law and legislative and administrative activities daily, and coordinates the firm’s response to law changes. Brian frequently contributes articles of tax significance for internal newsletters and external publications such as the SALT Matters column in State Tax Notes, and is a member of the BBNA State Tax Advisory Board. Brian regularly speaks on state and local tax issues before industry groups and at local, regional and national conferences, including the Hartman SALT Forum, SEATA, the ABA-IPT Advanced Income Tax Seminar, the NYU Institute on State and Local Taxation, IPT SALT symposiums, and COST events. Brian provides tax services to clients across the U.S., including advice on sales and use, credits and incentives, income and franchise, and property tax issues. He is sought after by clients across the firm for his advanced knowledge in state and local taxes. 
Prior to joining McGladrey, Brian managed the state and local tax function and operated as tax counsel for a Fortune 500 company. He also developed a successful, broad-based tax consulting practice at a mid-sized national accounting firm, served in the Washington National Tax office of a Big Four firm, and was a legal editor for Tax Analysts.

J.D., The George Washington University Law School (2001)
B.A., History, English, Classical Studies, University of Rochester (1998)

Brian Kirkell is a member of the Bloomberg BNA Tax Management State Tax Advisory Board.