Tommy Lee, CPA

Partner-in-Charge, Retail, Franchise & Hospitality

Tommy is the partner-in-charge of Aprio’s Retail, Franchise & Hospitality group. Tommy and his team represent over 100 franchisors and multi-unit franchisees in the restaurant and hotel industry, with a focus on small and mid-sized retail, franchise and hospitality companies located across the U.S.

Tommy’s expertise lies in corporate structuring arrangements, multi-state and international tax planning, corporate and individual tax mitigation, as well as IRS controversy and representation.

Tommy is actively engaged in the retail, franchise and hospitality industry, regularly producing thought leadership articles and serving as an advisor on restaurant industry best practices. Tommy is also an organizing member of Atlanta’s bi-annual Restauranteur Summit. The Restauranteur Summit regularly brings together industry-leading restauranteurs to discuss topics of importance to the industry as they look ahead to what’s next.

Tommy is an Atlanta native and graduate of the University of Georgia where he earned a Bachelor of Science from the J.M. Tull School of Accounting. His professional and civic affiliations include:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants, Past President
  • Georgia Restaurant Association
  • Colorado Restaurant Association