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private client tax partner jobsNew Quadrant Partners, the London based boutique private client law firm, has announced the appointment of Robert Smeath as a Partner with the firm with effect from 11th May 2015.

Robert who was formerly a partner with Clarke Willmott LLP specialises in lifetime tax and succession planning. His expertise includes advising clients with offshore connections and assets and those owning businesses. He regularly lectures on Inheritance Tax, in particular on the relief available to those owning agricultural and business property.

Robert is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and Solicitors for the Elderly as well as holding a Diploma of the Personal Finance Society which gives him an insight in wider financial planning in conjunction with practising financial planners.

Robert commented on his role, “I am delighted to be joining NQP. The firm has true strength and depth with a genuine client focus. I was attracted to the firm by its friendly atmosphere and its dynamism to build on its flourishing practice still further.” Louise Stoten, Senior Partner said, “We are very excited to have Robert on board. The appointment is a great addition to our team. Our focus on our clients and our commitment to independence in advice is crucial and the experience that Robert brings continues to enhance the skill set within the firm.” –

baker tilly tax jobsBaker Tilly has expanded its Guildford tax team with the appointment of Hannah Lloyd as Partner and Head of Corporate Tax for the Guildford region.  Hannah joins from BDO Southampton where she was a Tax Director.

Hannah has over 15 years’ experience advising companies of varying sizes including those with multinational operations, owner managed businesses and AIM, NASDAQ and FTSE listed entities. She has extensive expertise in advising businesses on the Substantial Shareholdings Exemption, R&D tax relief and international tax matters.

In her new role, Hannah will be responsible for the further development of the firm’s existing corporate tax offering in the region.

Martin Rossiter, OMP at Baker Tilly’s Guildford office said: ‘I am delighted to welcome Hannah to the team here in Guildford. She brings with her a broad range of experience across a number of areas of corporate tax and I have no doubt she will be a major asset to the business going forward.’

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Jane greenwood joins Alliotts AccountantsJane Greenwood has joined Alliotts’ tax team in the London office in a new role as Head of Global Personal Tax.  She will be working alongside David Gibbs who joined last year as a partner specialising in international corporate tax.

Jane was previously with WMT Chartered Accountants and before that with Menzies, where she was a Senior Manager. Since 2012 she has been an adviser to the charity TaxAid.

Jane’s role at Alliotts will focus on providing international tax advice to inward investors coming into the UK. She will work with a portfolio of clients including individuals returning to the UK who need advice on what tax they need to pay and to which jurisdiction, and the internationally mobile whose affairs may involve property or other assets and income sources in several countries.  She will work closely with David Gibbs who specialises in advising growing international businesses to provide all round advice to global entrepreneurs.

Jane commented: “I am returning to Alliotts to take up this exciting new role after a brief stint with them early on in my career providing temporary cover to their tax team.  Alliotts has a wonderful team of people and a great workplace culture.  When the opportunity to return to Alliotts with such an interesting role became available, I was extremely keen.

“My new role at Alliotts means I get to use my knowledge in a stimulating and challenging environment as the firm focuses on expanding their international tax offering.  Being part of Alliott Group means that I have instant access to a global network of professional advice and contacts who can provide really first rate support to our clients.”

DLA Piper has announced that Tom Geraghty has joined the firm’s Tax practice as partner in the Chicago office.

Geraghty focuses his practice on domestic and international corporate tax law. He has experience advising fund sponsors, investment advisors, and investors who seek to identify and implement tax-efficient structures worldwide in order to enhance after-tax yields.

Geraghty also counsels clients on investments for US and non-US investors across asset classes, including real estate, infrastructure, and debt and equities. He provides tax representation to US and non-US issuers and underwriters of debt and equity instruments, including variable and fixed-rate notes, collateralized debt obligations, and other capital market transactions. In addition, Geraghty counsels clients on the tax aspects of credit facilities and other loans made by domestic and foreign lenders, as well as many aspects of restructuring transactions. He also works on mergers and acquisitions, including developing, documenting, and negotiating acquisition and financing structures for both corporations and investment funds.

”Tom is a highly regarded lawyer who will provide immediate and valuable contributions to our Tax practice in the Chicago market, which in turn will help bolster our national transactional practice,” said David Colker, global co-chair and US chair of DLA Piper’s Tax practice.

Geraghty’s background in international tax matters will further strengthen the firm’s ability to serve international clients that reside in the Chicago and Midwest marketplace. ”We are pleased he has joined us in Chicago as we continue to build out our corporate and tax capabilities,” said David Mendelsohn, managing partner of DLA Piper’s Chicago office.

Geraghty joins the firm from Kirkland & Ellis where he served as a partner in the Tax Group in the Chicago office. He received his J.D. from Yale Law School, and his B.A., summa cum laude, from St. John’s University.


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denver tax jobsSingerLewak LLP, a full service US accounting firm with a strong national presence, has announce the addition of two partners to its practice: Ed Schenkein will join as an audit partner and Gary Rand will join as a tax partner. Ed and Gary join SingerLewak from StarkSchenkein, LLP, a local Denver, Colorado full service accounting and tax firm. In addition, 7 professional staff and 1 administrative professional will work in the Colorado office.

“SingerLewak has experienced exceptional growth in the past 2 years and as we continue to expand and move into new markets, the timing could not be better to add two leading senior accounting professionals to join our practice and help expand our presence in a growing Colorado market. SingerLewak is excited to welcome Ed and Gary, whose commitment to excellence and client service are deeply aligned with the SingerLewak mission,” commented Jim Pitrat, Managing Partner, SingerLewak.

Ed Schenkein, CPA, echoed the sentiment, saying, “Our first priority has always been to provide the best service possible to our clients. We are confident that joining SingerLewak will enhance our ability to fulfill this objective.”

“We are excited about the new horizons we can reach by joining with SingerLewak,” stated Gary Rand, CPA. “Together, we will continue to bring the high quality service our clients have come to expect from our team.”

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Myanmar tax jobsBaker & McKenzie strengthened its tax team in Yangon with the appointment of Ola Nicolai Borge as partner. He joined the Firm last week from Grant Thornton Myanmar, where he was the managing partner.

Ola has 15 years of experience in international tax as a tax and legal advisor. He has an extensive track record of advising clients on tax, legal and business issues in relation to investments in Southeast Asia, with particular focus on Myanmar, where he has been based for a number of years. Prior to his role at Grant Thornton, he established and managed the tax practice of a Big Four accounting firm in Myanmar.

Ola commented: “I’m excited to be joining Baker & McKenzie and be part of its strong team in Yangon, which has established itself as a trusted adviser for companies doing business with Myanmar. The Firm has a longstanding presence in Southeast Asia and across Asia Pacific, and I look forward to working with my colleagues from Baker & McKenzie’s global network of offices to help companies structure their investments in Myanmar and take advantage of the many investment opportunities on offer.”

Ola started his tax career in Bergen in Norway, working with EY and DLA Piper. He then moved to PwC in New York where he worked for 2 years before returning with the Firm to Norway, where he co-lead the TP practice. In 2010 he moved to Cambodia to join DFDL and in 2012 joined KPMG in Yangon as Exec Director providing tax & legal advice. In 2014 he joined Grant Thornton as a parter.

Atlanta Tax JobsHolland & Knight has announced that tax attorney Mark Lange has joined the Firm’s Atlanta office as a partner.

Mr. Lange formerly practised with McKenna Long & Aldridge, where he was head of the firm’s national tax practice. An associate, Alyson Pirio, has also announced her departure from McKenna and will be joining Holland & Knight shortly.

“We are excited about the momentum we are building with our corporate and transactional practices,” said Allen Maines, executive partner of Holland & Knight’s Atlanta office. “Mark is universally respected by his peers and clients and has unique knowledge of the healthcare industry, an area that is rapidly growing.”

“Mark represents an excellent opportunity for the firm to continue building a high-caliber corporate practice in Atlanta,” said James McDermott, leader of Holland & Knight’s Business Section. “Mark will also enhance our tax practice in the Southeast and nationally.”

Mr. Lange focuses his practice on transactional tax matters. He counsels clients on domestic and international corporate mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, joint ventures, alliances, limited liability companies, and other pass-through venture capital and hedge fund transactions. He has substantial experience advising on a wide variety of tax-exempt entity matters, including matters for tax-exempt healthcare providers. His practice also encompasses the representation of clients before the IRS and state Departments of Revenue.

“I’ve been very impressed with Holland & Knight’s management and vision for future growth,” said Mr. Lange. “I look forward to collaborating with the firm’s attorneys in Atlanta and nationwide to bring value and results to our clients.”


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tax jobs at dixon hughes goodmanDixon Hughes Goodman has recruited a new tax partner, Giles Sutton, in the Memphis office.

Giles focuses his practice on the multi-state aspects of corporate income and franchise taxes, mergers and acquisitions and sales tax issues. In particular, he focuses on areas of multi-state taxation that have significant impact on companies with multijurisdictional operations. He has handled tax issues pertaining to various corporate restructurings,  post-acquisition integration, global supply chain-based tax planning, and the interaction of federal international tax law with state and local tax laws.

Giles has worked extensively with “group reporting,” specifically, the interaction of financial consolidated reporting and equity accounting with the federal consolidated reporting rules and state group reporting regimes (separate entity, elective consolidation, nexus-consolidation, combined reporting). He has also worked on a number of the emerging issues in state income tax apportionment, including: right to apportion; service and intangible revenue apportionment; throwback, double-throwback and throw-out rules; alternative apportionment and distortion issues. Giles has extensively worked with and published on gross receipts, excise, and severance taxes.

Giles has extensive experience dealing with the state impacts of related party transactions, including related party and third-party debt financing, specifically the state impacts of related member debt obligations, securitizations and related lending terms. In addition, he has dealt with a myriad of nexus issues, including remote seller nexus, affiliate nexus, agency nexus, economic nexus and bright-line nexus. Giles has also dealt with a number of constitutional and federal statutory restrictions pertaining to state taxation including preemption.

He was previously a partner at McGuireWoods in Washington, D.C. and Grant Thornton in Charlotte.

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