Richard Baxter left Alvarez & Marsal Taxation (in London) this month to join FTI Consulting as Senior Managing Director.
Richard was a tax partner with Andersen then Deloitte. He joined Taxand in 1998 and was a Managing Director of Alvarez & Marsal Taxand and head of the Global Indirect Tax practice. Over the course of his career he has led global assignments with a focus on international VAT for major US and European multinational companies. He also has particular expertise in managing VAT technology applications projects and leading the implementation of indirect tax reporting tools globally. He is well versed in negotiating at senior levels with tax authorities and managing tax cases to ECJ, VAT Tribunal and the High Court.
No formal press release has been provided as yet by FTI Consulting but Tax Grotto assumes he will be leading the global indirect tax practice for the Firm. He will be joining former Andersen UK tax colleagues like Marvin Rust, Toni Dyson and Ian Mackie.
MSCI Inc, a leading provider of investment decision support tools to investors globally, has appointed Robert Beynon as Global Head of Tax.
Rob joins from GFI Group, where he has worked as Global Head of Tax for the past 3 years. Before this he was US Tax Director at ICAP. His earlier commercial tax career was in the UK.
Rob is a UK Chartered Accountant and a New York attorney. He has a detailed knowledge of both the US and UK tax laws as well as a good understanding of the tax laws in many other countries including Brazil, and other Asian and European financial centers.
Rob’s background is primarily corporate tax, whether federal, state and local or international, but he is a generalist and has had in depth experience in payroll taxes, sales and use taxes, executive compensation, transfer pricing and VAT among others.
Rob has built a number of corporate tax departments and is responsible for quarterly reporting and tax compliance as well as tax planning across multiple geographies. Rob is equally experienced in US GAAP and IFRS.
Rob’s career has also exposed him to many corporate transactions and he has significant experience in mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructuring. He has also had a commercial role considering the impact of corporate transactions and was the leader of the cross functional committee assessing the impact of corporate transactions.
Rob is an adjunct professor in the Masters of Tax program at Baruch College, CUNY
Fox Rothschild has hired Linda Enion as a partner in the firm’s Taxation and Wealth Planning Department.
Enion is an experienced practitioner in the fields of estate planning and estate and trust administration matters. She advises individual and corporate fiduciaries, resolves Orphans’ Court matters and provides charitable planning and counseling for tax exempt organizations.
Prior to joining Fox, Linda was senior counsel at Lovett Bookman Harmon Marks LLP, focused on trusts and estates law. She previously served as counsel at a large international firm and an associate at a nationwide firm, as well as in-house counsel at a large Pittsburgh bank.
Linda serves as one of the co-course planners for the Estate Law Institute and regularly lectures for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute on a range of topics, including exit strategies for trusts, the Uniform Trust Act, charitable planning, planning with retirement benefits and federal and state death tax return preparation.
The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow; State Vice Chair
Selected for inclusion in “The Best Lawyers in America” (2006 – Present)
Martindale-Hubbell “AV” rated
Juan Molina has been appointed the head of the International Tax Services practice at Roedl & Partner Mexico.
He started his practice at Arthur Andersen in 2000. In 2003 he left the firm to pursue his studies abroad. In 2004 he joined the tax practice of Chevez Ruiz Zamarripa and then joined the international tax practice at Deloitte Mexico where he was promoted to Manager, Senior Manager and, in 2011, to Director.
He has been a University professor at the Ibero University in Mexico City. Currently he is a candidate to the CFA (Charter Financial Analyst) of the CFA Institute of Chicago and has participated in various courses in international taxation both, as participant and as lecturer.
His new role at Roedl will involve providing tax advice to mainly German companies doing business in Mexico and Latin America, as well as strategic cross-border tax planning and tax compliance services.
Jeff Antenucci has joined Shutterstock as Global Head of Tax, with effect from last month.
Mr Antenucci has worked in-house as a tax professional for the past 10 years, initially with NBCUniversal, then Warner Music and most recently Cushman & Wakefield, where he was Managing Director, Global Tax.
He will report to the CFO, Tim Bixby and is based in New York.
Founded in 2003 and headquartered in New York City, Shutterstock is a leading provider of digital imagery licensing, operating in more than 150 countries and 20 languages. As a two-sided marketplace, our mission is to connect creative business professionals with the best photos, vectors, illustrations and video from thousands of contributors around the world.
Litigation boutiques are getting interested in tax. Last year Graham Aaronson and Joe Hage formed a boutique firm focused on high value tax disputes. Today, The Lawyer reports that Stewarts Law will be launching a tax litigation arm by November of this year.
Whoever will be spearheading this new venture must already have been appointed and will be on gardening leave at the moment. If anyone has a clue please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will dig further.
McDermott announced this week that Alysse McLoughlin has joined the Firm as a partner in its State and Local Tax group, resident in the New York office. In addition, the Firm welcomes Richard Call, formerly with Morrison Foerster, as Counsel in the same group in New York.
Ms. McLoughlin has broad experience advising clients on state and local tax issues, and particular skill working with financial services companies. Mr. Call focuses on state and local tax litigation before administrative and judicial bodies, at all levels and in multiple states, with respect to income, franchise, gross receipts, and sales and use taxes. Ms. McLoughlin, who practiced at McDermott from 1996 to 2006, returns to the Firm from Barclays, where she served as the company’s Head of State Tax for six years. In this role, she was responsible for all state taxes at Barclays, including income, franchise, sales and use, and excise tax issues. Her responsibilities included establishment of state tax return filing positions and reserves, participation in the financial statement process, and the handling of all state tax audits.
After her time with McDermott, Ms. McLoughlin worked at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as an attorney in the Chief Counsel division. After the IRS, she served as state tax counsel at Lehman Brothers in New York. Ms. McLoughlin joined Barclays Capital after Lehman filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in September 2008.
Mr. Call has focused on state and local tax at large firms for several years. He is a frequent publisher on state and local tax issues and has spoken on state and local tax issues in multiple forums.
“We’re delighted that Alysse and Richard have both decided to join the Firm at this time, as we continue to strengthen our world-class team of state and local tax practitioners,” said Jane May (pictured), partner and head of McDermott’s State and Local Tax Practice Group. “Alysse’s in-depth experience both as a practitioner and head of the state tax department of a prominent financial institution will enable us to enhance the sophisticated service we provide to our clients. Rich’s experience will be particularly valuable to our clients as they consider business restructurings and the impact of new state legislation on their current business operations.”
Ms. McLoughlin is admitted to the New York State Bar. A graduate of Fordham University School of Law, she received her LL. M. from New York University School of Law and her Bachelor’s degree from SUNY Binghamton. Mr. Call is admitted to the New York State Bar. He is a graduate of New York University School of Law. He received his LL. M. and B.A. from Brigham Young University.
Gabrielle McParlin has joined EY in the Manchester office as an Executive Director. Her role will be to lead the Firm’s tax controversy and risk management offering in the North West.
She joins from Deloitte, where she has worked for the past 13 years, leaving at Director grade.