Daron Fredrickson

Partner, EVP Business Development

Daron Fredrickson serves as Partner at Merit Advisors. Daron manages clients’ property portfolios, working to minimize their annual property tax liabilities and ensure accurate valuations. He regularly negotiates with officials at the city, county and state levels to achieve assessed value adjustments, and ensure fair assessments relative to comparable properties. Daron directs tax return preparation, audits and appeals, and proactively secures tax abatements and exemptions. Additionally, working with industry trade associations, he provides technical support on rulemaking and legislation affecting taxation.

Prior to joining Merit, Daron was the Director of Indirect Tax at Chesapeake Energy Corporation. During his career, he has spent more than 15 years as a consultant and a decade in the corporate world. This diversity of experience gives him unique insight into businesses of all sizes and levels of complexity.

As a recognized leader in the tax industry, Daron has received the Distinguished Service Award from both the Oklahoma Oil & Gas Association (OKOGA) and the Louisiana Oil & Gas Association (LOGA). He currently serves on the Board of Directors of LOGA and is chairman of its Tax Committee. Daron is co-chair of the OKOGA Ad Valorem Tax Committee, and a member of the Texas Oil & Gas Association Minerals Subcommittee for Ad Valorem Tax. Additionally, he serves on the Advisory Committee for the National Association of Property Tax Attorneys. Daron has also been active with the Texas Taxpayers and Research Association, currently serving on its Board of Directors. He is a past President of the Oklahoma Association of Tax Representatives, and formerly chaired the tax committee for the Arkansas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association.