Raymond Freda has over 18 years of experience in state and local tax and advising clients with respect to income/franchise, capital, gross receipts, sales and use, property, employment and other state industry specific excise taxes.
Raymond’s corporate clients range from early stage to Fortune 100 companies and he provides the following services: tax compliance, tax planning and restructuring, voluntary disclosure agreement advisory services, audit defense and negotiated settlement representation. In addition, Raymond leads a dedicated tax litigation practice which represents clients at various state administrative tax adjudicatory forums. Raymond’s individual tax services include residency planning (in bound/out bound), audit defense and litigation.
Raymond has extensive transactional experience including sell side tax planning and EBITDA enhancement, due diligence, state tax structuring, transfer tax analysis and remediation and post-acquisition integration and planning.
Before joining Andersen Tax, Raymond was a tax partner in an international professional services firm and provided state and local transaction advisory services. At the outset of his career, Raymond worked at the New York State Tax Appeals Tribunal Administrative Law Judge Unit.
Raymond is currently the Chairman of the New York City Bar Association State and Local Taxation Committee and also serves as a member of the New York City Finance Commissioner’s Advisory Board. He frequently speaks at the Interstate Tax Corporation State and Local Tax Seminars, the New York City Bar Association and has been a speaker at the Council on State Taxation (COST), Tax Executives Institute (TEI), NYU Summer Institute in Taxation and New York State CPA Society events.