Todd Simmens

Todd Simmens

National Managing Partner of Tax Risk Management

BDO Woodbridge Office



Executive Summary

Todd Simmens is BDO’s National Managing Partner of Tax Risk Management. Todd is responsible for managing tax risk issues for the firm, including tax return preparer issues, client-related practice issues, reportable transaction consulting, and overseeing the tax practice’s Tax Controversy & Procedure practice.  Prior to joining BDO, Todd was a member of the Tax Controversy & Risk Management Services practice of Ernst & Young, LLP. He also practiced law at White & Case LLP, where he assisted in the writing and production of Michael I. Saltzman’s IRS Practice and Procedure (Revised Second Edition). 
Additionally, Todd served as legislation counsel to the U.S. Congress Joint Committee on Taxation, as an associate with Blank Rome LLP, and as law clerk to U.S. Tax Court Judge Joel Gerber.
Todd is the co-author of Tax Management Portfolio (BNA) No. 648, Reportable Transactions.

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
American Bar Association, Tax Section
State CPA and Bar Associations


LL.M., Taxation, Georgetown University Law Center
J.D., Penn State University’s Dickinson School of Law (cum laude)
B.S., Accounting, Drexel University

Community Involvement

East Brunswick (NJ) Board of Education (elected member 2005 to present; president 2007 through 2014)