Niall Murphy has joined Clarke Willmott. He is a Partner in the Corporate team and heads the business tax department in Southampton.
Niall’s experience during more than 25 years covers corporate, real estate, employment, share schemes, international tax planning and tax litigation.
He previously headed up Shoosmith’s tax team and is a member of the Chartered Institution of Taxation and the VAT Practioners Group.
Kelvin Balmont, partner and head of the Southampton office, said: “We are delighted to welcome Niall to the firm, he brings with him 25 years of experience in corporate, real estate, employment, share schemes, international tax planning and tax litigation and will be an asset to our growing firm.”
- Structuring of various UK property funds involving individuals, corporates and pension funds.
- Creation of joint share ownership plans and share schemes.
- Structuring the disposal of farmland to obtain entrepreneur’s relief.
- Development of partnership/company structure to avoid capital gains tax/SDLT on sale of property.
- Setting up an offshore patent holding structure.
Andersen Tax has hired Brad McKinney as Managing Director in the New York City office. Brad will be joining the Private Client Services group.
Prior to Andersen Tax, Brad was a Partner at Raich Ende Malter & Co., LLP in the firm’s Private Wealth Services Group. He specializes in providing consulting services to high net worth individuals, fiduciary and estate planning, and multi-generational family income tax planning, global tax planning and wealth transfer services. Before his time at Raich Ende Malter & Co., LLP, Brad was a Partner with Marks Paneth, and tax manager at PwC.
Brad has over 20 years of experience working with real estate professionals, including due diligence, advisory, structuring and planning. He has extensive experience working with business clients in manufacturing, retail and construction both at the federal and state levels. He also advises clients on tax issues surrounding divorce and matrimonial tax matters.
“Brad has significant experience in entity structuring and business, our clients will certainly benefit from his expertise in international tax matters, including expatriation planning,” said CEO, Mark Vorsatz.
“We are thrilled to have Brad joining our team in the New York Metro,” said Jerry DesRoches, Office Managing Director in the New York office. “He is exceptionally skilled at the integration of family and business tax planning, which will make him a huge asset to the firm.”
Brad received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Louisiana Tech University.
Andersen Tax is the founding member of Andersen Global, an international association of tax firms with more than 34 locations worldwide. Andersen Tax provides a wide range of tax, valuation, financial advisory and related consulting services to individual and commercial clients. Andersen Tax was previously known as WTAS before changing its name in September 2014 after acquiring the rights to the Andersen name.
Cleary Gottlieb has announced that Diana L. Wollman, formerly the Director of International Strategy for the Internal Revenue Service ’s Large Business & International Division (LB&I), will join the firm’s tax practice as a partner in the New York office. Her practice will encompass advice on a broad range of federal and state tax issues, with a particular focus on tax controversy matters.
“Diana is a superb addition to our exceptionally skilled team of international tax lawyers,” said Cleary Gottlieb Managing Partner Mark Leddy. “She will enhance our existing tax controversy practice and also advise on a wide range of transactions, bringing to bear years of experience gained both in private practice and in the government.”
“Diana will complement very well the skills of our tax group, and add strength to our existing tax controversy practice,” noted Cleary Gottlieb tax partner Jim Peaslee. “Diana and our newly elected partner Meyer Fedida will play key roles in the continuing growth of our tax practice.”
At the IRS, Ms. Wollman was responsible for developing and managing the international strategic program for LB&I, the IRS division that audits multinational companies and individuals with international income. Her work included improving the way the IRS identifies and addresses major issues in audits of international businesses and manages and utilizes its institutional knowledge and data. She also represented the IRS in OECD working groups, including some of the working groups on BEPS (Base Erosion and Profit Shifting), the Forum on Harmful Tax Practices, and the Forum on Tax Administration.
Prior to joining the IRS, Ms. Wollman was a partner with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York, where she built a diverse practice that included federal and New York State tax controversies, complex cross-border transactions, fund and private equity work, and bankruptcy. Ms. Wollman is a former Chair of the Tax Section of the New York State Bar Association, and a former adjunct professor at Columbia Law School, where she taught courses on international taxation and ethical issues in tax practice. She has frequently lectured and published on a host of tax subjects.
Ms. Wollman said, “I am excited to be joining Cleary Gottlieb’s team of talented lawyers in the US and throughout the world and looking forward to working with them. I have always enjoyed my tax controversy work, whether representing taxpayers or working for the government. I also am very pleased with the opportunity Cleary Gottlieb gives me to combine tax controversy work with a transactional practice.”
Brad Slattery has joined the transfer pricing practice of PwC in Chicago as Principal. He has relocated internally from the Singapore office, where he has been a partner since July 2013.
Prior to joining PwC Chicago, Brad worked at PwC Australia, Melbourne (2002-2008), PwC US, New York (2008-2011) and PwC Singapore (2011-2015).
Brad has extensive experience in designing and implementing operational effective global and regional supply chain models, with a specific focus on centralized models for European and US MNC’s operating in the Asia Pacific region. Brad has advised companies across a range of industries including consumer goods and industrial products.
Supporting clients in both the design and implementation of supply chain models, Brad has worked closely with his client’s internal stakeholders including senior organizational and supply chain management, group finance and the project management office, as well as external legal advisors to ensure full commercial application of the designed operating model.
Brad has led transfer pricing compliance and planning assignments for US, Singapore and Australian-based multinational companies, including the establishment of regional service and royalty models, and managed bilateral transfer pricing APA negotiations.
Early Growth Financial Services (EGFS), an accounting and financial services firm that specializes in providing a range of outsourced financial support to early-stage companies, announces the hiring of Andy Kapur to head its Tax Practice. Andy will direct tax efforts for the nine markets that EGFS currently operates in, bringing his 15 years of global tax experience to bear in working with EGFS’ 450+ clients.
Kapur is a licensed CPA with over 15 years of financial experience serving publicly traded and private companies whose operations often span international tax jurisdictions. He has extensive experience advising clients and devising tax strategies, managing tax reporting and analyzing corporate tax structures. His domain expertise spans a number of industries including computer software, medical devices, and biotech. His specialities include preparing tax disclosures for SEC filings, implementing stock option plans, sales and use taxes, advising on deferred tax assets, revenue recognition standards, tax audits, R&D and other tax credits, and income tax accounting.
“We are excited to welcome Andy to the EGFS team. His impressive background with both early-stage and publicly traded companies reflects our commitment to providing expert small business tax support — from strategic planning to consulting to filing,” said David Ehrenberg, CEO of EGFS. “Andy’s oversight of our tax practice will enhance EGFS’ capability to provide a comprehensive financial solution.”
President Barack Obama’s has nominated Caplin & Drysdale’s Cono R. Namorato to the top spot in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Tax Division.
He would replace Tamara W. Ashford, who was confirmed to the U.S. Tax Court in November.
If confirmed, Mr. Namorato would be returning to the DOJ, where he has held numerous positions, including chief of the criminal section and deputy assistant attorney general in charge of criminal tax enforcement in the 1970s. As head of the DOJ tax division, Mr. Namorato would oversee more than 350 attorneys and the enforcement of the nation’s tax laws, including the government’s efforts to crack down on international tax evasion.
Mr. Namorato’s legal experience has been wide-ranging. He has represented corporations and individuals, including corporate executives and senior public officials, in potential or ongoing criminal tax investigations, sensitive civil IRS examinations, and complex voluntary disclosures. He has counseled companies, including Fortune 500 corporations and worldwide professional firms, in resolving sensitive legal and ethical problems and has directed complex internal investigations into financial frauds. Mr. Namorato has also assisted tax lawyers and accountants in tax, ethics, and compliance issues.
Mr. Namorato had been a Member of Caplin & Drysdale for 25 years previously, joining the firm in 1978 after ten years in the Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he served as Chief of the Criminal Section and Deputy Assistant Attorney General in charge of criminal tax enforcement nationwide. During his most recent term at the IRS, Mr. Namorato supervised the Service’s increasing efforts toward achieving compliance nationwide among tax practitioners with newly enhanced standards of conduct. He also served as a Senior Advisor to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue on complex enforcement matters.
Mr. Namorato has held prominent positions in the American Bar Association’s Sections of Taxation and Litigation, and is a frequent speaker on matters relating to professional ethics, criminal tax, and other white collar criminal enforcement issues. He received his law degree from the Brooklyn Law School, after beginning his career at the IRS, where he served as a Special Agent in the Intelligence Division (now the Criminal Investigation Division).
It was reported in the Korea Times this week that Deloitte Anjin has hired former government tax officer Cho Kyu-Bum.
Cho started his career at the Ministry of Strategy and Finance. Before joining Deloitte he led the tax policy department of the OECD/Korea Policy Center,