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I was the first treasurer of the Tamale Appreciation Society of Houston.
John Bywaters
Director, CPA


I primarily serve energy companies and businesses that have international operations and ownership. I specialize in oil and gas taxation, exploration and production companies, midstream companies, as well as foreign companies operating in the United States and international tax systems for U.S.-based companies.

With more than 35 years of experience, my clients appreciate my industry knowledge and that I’m genuinely interested in learning about their operations. (Without that combination, I can’t offer the tax and business advice that would be most relevant.) I’ve always been a curious person and that carries into this career. I want to find out how optimizing their taxes can directly influence and improve how they operate.

I belong to the AICPA, the Colorado Society of CPAs, the Texas Society of CPAs, and the Japan America Society of Colorado. Additionally, I’m the former chair of the taxation and legislation committee for the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan. I received my B.B.A., my M.B.A., and my J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.

I love working with people — and, outside of the firm, my favorite people to spend time with are my grandchildren.