Vernon L. Calder has more than thirty years of experience in public accounting, specializing in tax services.

He is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Insolvency and Reorganization Advisor. For the last twenty-plus years, he has specialized in bankruptcy tax compliance and planning.

Prior to joining BRG, Mr. Calder was a director of LECG, LLC, which acquired Neilson Elggren LLP in 2005. Before the acquisition, he was the partner-in-charge of the tax practice of NE. He was also previously a senior manager and tax consultant for Arthur Andersen, senior manager for Neilson Elggren Durkin & Company, manager for the international accounting firms of Ernst & Young, and senior tax consultant for Touche Ross & Co.

Mr. Calder has provided a wide variety of tax services to clients throughout his career. His efforts have focused on special tax issues in corporate, partnership, and individual bankruptcy; formation of and tax compliance for liquidating trusts; representation of taxpayers before federal and state taxing authorities; tax consulting with regard to change of ownership issues; tax consulting and compliance for US companies operating internationally; tax consulting and compliance for corporations with multistate income using “water’s edge” method; analysis of deductible ordinary and necessary business expenses; and supervising tax compliance for high technology companies.

Mr. Calder’s clients have included companies ranging in size from $1 billion in annual sales to small development companies in industries such as computer and peripherals, software, semiconductors, life sciences, energy, hospitality, professional sports, and automotive parts rebuilders. In addition, he has provided tax services to clients including individuals, corporations, partnerships, decedent estates, trusts, and bankruptcy estates. Services rendered include tax compliance, representation before taxing authorities, bankruptcy court appearances, testifying as an expert witness, and tax consulting and planning.

Mr. Calder has been a featured speaker at many firm-sponsored seminars covering special bankruptcy tax issues, new tax legislation, and general tax concepts. He has written numerous articles and other publications.

Professional Affiliations

Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors

American Bankruptcy Institute

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants

National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees


Certified Fraud Examiner

Areas of Expertise


Brigham Young University
Master of Accountancy/Taxation

Brigham Young University