Hancock Askew & Co., LLP (HAC), a full-service audit, tax, accounting, and advisory firm is proud to announce the hire of C.J. Evans, Jr. as a Director out of the firm’s Tampa office.
As Director, C.J. will work within the firm’s State and Local Tax (SALT) practice to provide multi-state and local tax consulting services. C.J. specializes in economic development/site selection related services to companies locating new facilities or expanding existing business operations in state and local jurisdictions. Specifically, his services include site location financial analysis, acting as a liaison for companies with state and local economic development and governmental representatives, and guiding companies through every step of the business incentives process. His expertise will allow Hancock Askew to provide these expanded SALT consulting services to existing and new clients.
Kristen Brand, Tampa Office Managing Partner, said, “We’re excited to have C.J. join the Hancock Askew team. His vast experience and network of resources within the SALT arena will add significant depth to the practice. C.J. will be a valuable team member, not only in the Tampa office, but on a firmwide level to assist clients in Florida, Georgia and nationwide.”
About C.J. Evans, Jr. J.D.
With more than 20 years of business incentives consulting experience, C.J. has worked on economic development/site selection consultations to maximize state and local tax and non-tax savings for growing innovative employers. He serves as a liaison for the companies with economic development and governmental representatives. C.J. also negotiates with state and local jurisdictions regarding business incentives packages for his client’s job creation and capital investment. In his career, C.J. has helped companies secure cash grants, property tax and sales tax savings, along with infrastructure and utility rate reductions, by navigating them through the business incentives compliance process. Prior to joining Hancock Askew, he was a Managing Director at Savills, a leading global commercial real estate services company. C.J. graduated from the University of Florida with a J.D. Law and a B.S. in Accounting and Marketing.