Louis Cole is a national managing director in the State and Local Tax practice. Cole has more than 25 years of Big Four state and local tax experience, focused primarily in the franchise and income tax area. He also has extensive experience designing, developing and implementing strategic corporate structures in a tax-efficient manner that reflects the natural business attributes of his clients. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Cole spent 14 years as a partner and director in Deloitte’s national multistate tax group, focusing most of his time serving the multistate tax needs of their largest consumer business and manufacturing clients.
Cole has gained an understanding of both the business and technical issues associated with corporate reorganizations, which makes him uniquely qualified to lead large-scale projects. In addition, Cole serves as the lead multistate professional for several major retail clients located throughout the country, addressing their day-to-day multistate tax needs.
Professional qualifications and memberships
CPA — Colorado, Georgia
Boy Scouts of America
Friends of 1776, Treasurer
Safari Club International
Wounded Warrior Project, Georgia Chapter
BBA, Delta State University
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