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AIA PDX Happy Hour - BRAYN Consulting, LLC

  • AIA Oregon 403 Northwest 11th Avenue Portland, OR, 97209 United States (map)

Join us for Tax Credit Happy Hour! Refreshments provided

Credit: 1 LU/CPE
Cost: FREE

Dollars for Design: Optimizing the R&D Tax Credit for Architecture

You are paying too much in taxes. Over 70% of architecture firms and their owners are not claiming a very powerful tax incentive – the Research & Development Tax Credit. Are you missing out on dollars for design that could give you a competitive advantage? This course will cover eligibility requirements and how to leverage available information and technology within time tracking software to easily access this lucrative incentive.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the four-part test and basic exclusions to R&D, including the main components of funded versus non-funded research.

  • Debunk the myths of the R&D tax credit.

  • Learn how to optimize time and project tracking to maximize tax credits.

  • Identify target-rich environments for R&D activities


Speaker: Brady Bryan, Founding Member and CEO of BRAYN Consulting, LLC

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Brady is the founder and CEO of BRAYN Consulting LLC. His mantra is, “How can I make my clients’ lives easier?” This fundamental question directs his constant efforts and the direction of BRAYN. Through vision and heavy investment into technology and infrastructure, he has made BRAYN a sleek, technology-driven, quality focused organization that brings optimal value to clients. Brady is a staunch advocate of adding value to clients through tax credits and incentives, and through supporting businesses in continuous process and quality improvement initiatives. Starting off in Houston roughnecking in the oilfield, Brady worked his way through college and promoted through various positions at the oil & gas company where he worked for 10 years. He achieved his BBA in Management from Sam Houston State University, his Juris Doctor of Laws from Southwestern Law School, and is licensed to practice law in California and Texas. After law school, Brady worked at Deloitte for several years in the R&D tax group before founding BRAYN in 2010. Under Brady's direction, BRAYN now serves clients nationwide in industries such as architecture, construction, engineering, software, manufacturing, biomedical and pharmaceutical, food and beverage, real estate, and energy. He has brought together a team of professionals with a wealth of experience. The BRAYNiacs are lawyers, engineers, and accountants with extensive industry experience hailing from Big-4 and other national consulting firms. Brady lives in Valencia, CA, with his wife, three children, and two French Bulldogs.