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Thomas E. Freel, CPA, MS



As a leader in the LaPorte Baton Rouge office, Tommy has nearly 20 years of experience providing tax planning and compliance services to corporations, S corporations, partnerships, and individuals. He serves clients across a broad range of industries and enjoys helping them navigate the many stages of their business lifecycles including advising on entity selection, C corporation to S corporation conversions, and changes in ownership.

Tommy has a strong focus in helping privately held businesses with accounting method changes and has become the firm’s primary resource in this area. He leverages his experience in tax compliance to look for areas where a method change may be needed whether it’s due to a change in applicable standards or entity structure or it provides a more robust tax solution for the client.


Tommy is co-leader of the LaPorte Financial Services Industry Group and has almost 15 years of experience in working with community banks. He assists his clients with tax planning, preparation, and compliance issues that may arise whether due to standards changes, growth, or acquisition including bad-debt deduction and prepaid expense acceleration.

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Louisiana State University
Master of Science in Accounting with Tax Option, University of New Orleans
Certified Public Accountant

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants
Baton Rouge University Preparatory Elementary, Board Member and Treasurer
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Baton Rouge, Finance Committee Chair,
     Board of Governors

Leadership Baton Rouge, Alumni Class of 2019
New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute, Class of 2010

Tangible Property Regulations, Louisiana Bankers Association’s CFO Roundtable


Financial Services