David French & Associates is a hands-on tax, accounting, and business consulting firm. We are committed to providing extraordinary service while fostering lasting relationships. Our goal is to provide business owners the invaluable insight they need to navigate the potentially complex tax code. We strive to make taxes painless while taking as much off your plate as we possibly can. We hold ourselves to the highest standards and will always go the extra mile for our clients.

Our Story

David R French began his career with the Fall River, Massachusetts firm, Robert A Zagrodny, CPA. He served as a staff accountant during his college years, learning the ropes from one of the best local CPAs and mentors. His passion grew as he was able to find deductions and spot tax planning opportunities at every turn. It was clear to him at this point that he wanted to own his own tax firm.

David moved to Austin, Texas after graduating from college and completing the CPA exam. He quickly landed a staff accountant role with a mid-size Austin firm. He rapidly advanced through the ranks, becoming a tax manager within two years. His work ethic and no-nonsense attitude fueled his advancement up the ladder. On an annual basis, he would oversee hundreds of engagements. During his tenure, David also supervised corporate restructuring projects, mergers & acquisitions, estate planning projects as well as financial Compilations & Reviews. His experience spans across all industries, but his primary focus is on tech startups, oil & gas partnerships, investment partnerships and custom home builders. 

David was born and raised in Harrison, New York. He played football at Salve Regina University before finishing up his college career at Roger Williams University, majoring in Accounting. He and his high school sweetheart, Samantha, live in Cedar Park and have two boys: Hudson (5) and Ryder (3). Samantha is a lead teacher at Lake Travis STEM Academy. When they aren’t working, they are laughing at their kids and watching the NY Giants lose.

"Dave continuously exceeds our expectations on level of knowledge, professionalism, and responsiveness. As a startup we have limited resources to tackle, what seems like unlimited tasks, Dave has been instrumental being a team member to help take us to the next level. Without question, I’d recommend Dave to anyone within my network; overall he’s a great guy and pleasure to work with."

Michael True

Co-founder & CEO, VYBN, Inc.

"I’ve been working with David to serve our mutual clients for several years now. As a corporate, securities, and tax attorney, it’s critical that my clients have skilled, diligent, and personable tax advisors and CPAs, not only skilled and knowledgeable with tax matters, but also business matters. David has consistently provided practical, cutting edge advice regarding both general and complex tax and business matters. He is a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend him and his team for your professional tax services."

Mike McGovern

Partner - Corporate, Securities & Tax , Reiter, Brunel & Dunn, PLLC

"David is an experienced professional who has consistently gone above and beyond to meet our needs. Being a startup, it’s hard to find business service providers that are can move fast and be flexibly. David is there when we need him and always delivers. He has been a pleasure to work with and we highly recommend him to meet your accounting and tax prep needs."

Haydn Collard

Director of Compliance, Grey, Inc.

Contact Us

(512) 829-8002

508 W 12th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Monday - Friday: 10am-5pm