Brian L. Johnson - Partner, CPA

A Georgia native with deep roots in the Upstate, Brian began his career in the real estate group of Big Four firm Ernst & Young.  With more than 15 years of practicing public accounting, he has developed a particularly strong emphasis in serving closely-held businesses and their owners. 

After several years with regional firm Elliott Davis, LLC, Brian co-founded SuggsJohnson in 2005.  His practice is largely concentrated in serving the real estate, professional services and manufacturing sectors, along with assisting family owned businesses and their owners across numerous industries.

B.S., Accounting & Business Administration Presbyterian College
M.Acc., Taxation, University of Georgia

Practice Areas:

Tax, partnerships, real estate, and general business planning

Prior Firms:

Ernst & Young; Elliott Davis, LLC


American Institute of CPAs; South Carolina Association of CPAs


South Carolina Association of CPAs Tax Committee; Leadership Anderson; Leadership NEXT; First Citizens Bank Advisory Board; Central Presbyterian Church; YMCA Strong Kids Scholarship Campaign; Anderson Independent Mail 20 Under 40 honoree; United Way of Anderson County (former Director/Treasurer); Anderson Youth Camp (former Director/Treasurer)

Personal Interests:

Family, sports, hiking