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About Us

About Our Firm

For years, Brown & Maguire CPAs, PLLC has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. Our expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as audits, financial statements, and financial planning.

Brown & Maguire CPAs, PLLC is one of the leading firms in and throughout the area. By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned tax professionals, and work ethic is the reason our client base returns year after year.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs through research and sound analysis. Brown & Maguire CPAs, PLLC is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of the area's business community for years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in and around the area. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose Brown & Maguire CPAs, PLLC receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team

Steve Brown

Steve Brown, Nashville’s Managing Member, is an accounting graduate of Western Kentucky University, who later received his Masters of Accountancy from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Upon receiving his Masters, Steve entered the working world at Deloitte & Touche. While at Deloitte & Touche, Steve worked with both public and private clients, primarily focusing on manufacturing clients.

Upon leaving Deloitte & Touche, Steve worked with Corrections Corporation of America and Spheris Inc. as the Director of SEC Reporting at both companies, as well as with Video Gaming Technologies, Inc as the Controller. In addition to extensive experience with SEC reporting requirements, his responsibilities at these companies included financial statement preparation, month-end close, internal control review, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, accounting research, and tax and audit compliance.

Steve is a CPA in both Tennessee and Kentucky with over 15 years of experience. He also is a member of the Tennessee Society of CPAs (“TSCPA”) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“AICPA”). In 2007 Steve was named the Western Kentucky University Outstanding Recent Accounting Alumnus.

Martin Maguire

Martin Maguire, Columbia’s Managing Member, is a graduate of Southern Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting. Martin has over 20 years experience in both public accounting and industry. He has worked in both a regional and national accounting firm. In addition, he has served as the CFO of a mid-sized general contractor. He has co-authored 2 articles, which were published in the Journal of Construction Accounting and Taxation. Martin consults with clients to assist in the development of internal control and accounting systems for monthly and annual reporting. He specializes in serving small to mid-sized closely held companies in both audit and tax services

Martin is a CPA in Tennessee. He is a member of the TSCPA and the AICPA. In 2013, Martin was elected to serve on the board of directors of Community First Bank & Trust, a local community bank in Columbia, Tennessee. Martin also serves on the board of directors of a local non-profit organization and as treasurer for his church.

Morgan Barnes

Morgan Barnes began his career as an intern at Brown and Maguire in January 2015 and graduated with a BA and Master of Accountancy from Lipscomb University. He is currently sitting for his CPA exam. His primary responsibilities include general bookkeeping and tax return preparation. Morgan is a sports enthusiast.

Chris Golden

Chris comes to Brown & Maguire, CPAs, PLLC straight from Lipscomb University. Starting with an internship in December 2015, he graduated in May 2016 with a BS in accounting and joined the team full time. His responsibilities primarily focus on bookkeeping assistance, financial preparation, payroll compliance, and individual and business tax return preparation. Chris’s hobbies are softball, relaxing with friends, and various other sports.

John La'Gere

John La’Gere is a graduate of the State University of New York with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting. He has over 25 years of experience in public accounting and over 30 years in management. John has extensive knowledge in the areas in Individual, Corporate, LLC and Partnership Tax. He also has provided all levels of service in Financial Statement Preparation and Bookkeeping. He has helped Non-Profit Organizations, Manufacturing, Service and Construction businesses. He is licensed in Tennessee and Oregon and is a member of the American Society of Certified Public Accountants.

John spent his early years in management and leadership positions in the Service industry. He helped run restaurants, movie theatres and at one time. a modeling agency on Fifth Avenue. Once he obtained his accounting degree, went to work in public practice in the Portland, Oregon area where he learned the value of that experience. Owners, bookkeepers, and clients appreciate the understanding a CPA with a full background can provide to meet their needs. He moved to Tennessee in 2015 to be closer to family and enjoy the history-rich southern living Nashville has to offer.

Lily Mohamed

Lily Mohamed, before joining Brown and Maguire, She was an intern at Dimeta Smith CPA. She graduated from Tennessee State University in December 2016 and joined Brown and Maguire right after. Her primary responsibilities include bookkeeping and preparing tax returns. In her free time, she enjoys reading historical fiction and putting together jigsaw puzzles.

Nadeen Tatum

Nadeen Tatum is a staff accountant with 30 years experience in public accounting. Her responsibilities are primarily focused in bookkeeping assistance, financial statement preparation, payroll tax compliance, and individual and business tax return preparation. She serves on the board of directors of her HOA and enjoys reading and antiquing.

Joyce Redden

Joyce Redden comes to Brown & Maguire, CPAs, PLLC from Stanton & Associates, where she served as Office Manager for eight years. Her tax and accounting background has included assisting in the preparation of individual and business tax returns, as well as serving as a bookkeeper and handling payroll for numerous clients.

Joyce has a Master of Science Degree in Communication from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Tennessee Tech University. She has over 30 years of experience in communications, marketing and public relations, and holds an accreditation in public relations (APR) by the Public Relations Society of America. She began her career as editor of the Hendersonville Star News in Hendersonville, TN. A former PR consultant, Joyce has also worked for various corporations in the Nashville area, including Ingram Industries Inc., and American General (National Life and Accident Insurance Company). Her career has also included teaching at the community college level as an adjunct instructor in communications at Volunteer State Community College. Joyce has been involved in various volunteer organizations including the Nashville Symphony Guild, where she served a two-year term as president and was a board member for five years.



2715 Bransford Avenue
Nashville, TN 37204
Telephone: (615) 242-0067
Fax: (615) 460-7574


701 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
Telephone: (931) 388-3008
Fax: (931) 388-3018