36th Annual Spring Seminar


A.J. Reynolds, EA has over thirty years of experience encompassing various areas of taxation.
Though his practice centers on Individual, Business, and Estate Tax preparation, A.J. focuses a
portion of his practice to IRS Representations. As diverse as his specializations, A.J.’s clientele,
too, ranges from average workers to Fortune 500 executives.
A.J. brings his everyday “in the trenches” experience to seminars and webinars for multiple
organizations to assist attendees with real issues affecting tax professionals.

Darryl Brown, EA, CPA, Ph.D. Founding Member and Managing CPA Brown Tax Law LLC
As a former senior manager, with a “big six” public accounting firm, Darryl has a vast array of experience in federal taxation of individuals, small businesses including partnerships, S corporations, closely held C corporations as well as large public companies. As a former college professor, he has an extensive background in teaching, researching, and writing about issues pertaining to the same areas of federal tax law including financial reporting and accounting for income taxes, and financial accounting, intermediate accounting, advanced accounting, financial
statement analysis, and advanced corporate finance. In addition to his thirty years of tax practitioner experience and twenty years of tax and accounting teaching experience, Darryl is an Enrolled Agent (EA) and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Darryl’s academic pedigree includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy and a Master of Science in Taxation from Bentley College (now Bentley University); he holds a Master of Science in Accounting and a
Ph.D. in Accounting and Taxation with a minor in Finance, from The University of Arizona. His vast background in both the practitioner and academic worlds permits him to deliver optimal solutions for his clients with a view toward maximizing after-tax cash flows. Darryl is an active member of the following professional organizations: NAEA, ISCPA, MSCPA, AICPA, ABA-Tax Section.

Currently Christopher Wajda is in private practice in the metropolitan Washington D.C. area serving clients on a worldwide basis. He is the founding and managing director of the Black Raven Advisory Group LLC (BRAG) which is a licensed and insured Private Security Investigative Company in the Commonwealth of Virginia (11-18632). BRAG specializes in complex criminal and civil financial investigations. BRAG’s members are experts in the forensic procedural methods of financial criminal detection and defense(s). BRAG specializes in providing trusted analysis, advice, and guidance to both individuals and entities in a variety of complex criminal and civil matters. Since its inception BRAG has successfully assisted clients navigate the increasingly complex world of federal white criminal investigations and complex civil IRS matters. In 2023 alone, BRAG was instrumental in securing a full acquittal of all tax crimes allegedly committed by a client and the complete dismissal of an
indictment and superseding indictment alleging payroll protection program fraud in violation of mail and/or wire fraud, money laundering, bank fraud, and false statements to a financial institution allegedly committed by another client. Before forming BRAG, Christopher Wajda served for more than 32 years with the Internal Revenue Service, his last position was as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) of the Washington D.C. Field Office. As the ASAC he led and guided some of the most significant criminal tax, money laundering and white-collar criminal investigations in the nation that today are still making headlines.

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