New Business Development
Personal Financial Planning
Private Equity/Venture Capital
Estate, Gift, and Trust
High Net Worth Individuals
Pass Through Entities
FAS 109 and FIN 48
Ø Fifteen years of individual, corporate, and partnership tax experience in Big 4 public accounting providing a broad range of federal, state, and international tax services to private and public companies.
Ø Demonstrated new business development skills. Adept at establishing rewarding relationships to benefit business development with ability to articulate complex information and at cross-selling other services including federal, state, international, accounting methods, and tax credits.
Ø Tax, wealth, and financial advisor to high net worth individuals and families on financial plans utilizing knowledge of tax and investment strategies, securities, estate and gift tax planning, trust planning, wealth transfer strategies, cash flow, retirement planning, risk management and hedging strategies, business succession planning, charitable giving, executive compensation and benefits, real estate, private equity, privately-held businesses, and other family office services.
Ø Experience advising expansive and diverse array of businesses C multinationals, privately-owned companies, entrepreneurs, family businesses, trusts, partnerships, and not-for-profit organizations.
Ø Extensive industry focused experience in private equity and real estate including, private equity and venture capital firms, fund-of-funds, private equity portfolio companies, real estate funds, real estate owners, developers, and investors, construction companies, homebuilders, hotels, brokerage companies, as well as private REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts).
Ø Specialized experience with private equity and real estate fund formations, investment structures, partnership allocations and income and capital account reconciliations, investments by non-U.S. persons in the U.S., and tax problems of tax-exempt organizations.
Ø Experience managing multiple client engagements and client service teams with ability to lead, train, supervise, and mentor staff and other junior professionals while providing exceptional client service including quality and timely completion of projects.
Ø Served as primary tax resource for key clients and other professionals firm-wide on a variety of tax issues.
Ø Experience with corporate taxation, consolidations, and FAS 109 and FIN 48.
Ø Strong technical knowledge of pass through entities.
Ø Managed an approximately $2M portfolio of individual and business clients and acted as the first point of contact for external and internal clients.
Ø Prepared and reviewed over a thousand complex individual, corporate, partnership, trust, gift, tax-exempt organization, and multi-state tax returns.
Ø Identified, pursued, and closed new business development opportunities including add-on business involving international, state, accounting methods, or tax credit services with fees in the high six figures over the past eight years.
Ø Provided financial and tax planning, compliance, estate, gift, and trust planning, accounting, and other family office services to over 50 high net worth individuals and families with a net worth ranging from $20MM to $3B ranging from large family groups to entrepreneurs to C level executives to founders of private equity firms.
Ø Provided tax compliance and consulting services to over 100 private equity, real estate, and privately-held businesses.
Independent Management and Tax Consultant 2009-Present
Provided two large family groups, each with net worth in the high eight figures, with accounting, tax planning and compliance, financial planning, and other family office services.
Worked directly with CEO of a successful chain of restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area looking to expand business to China to build a complex financial operating model and to develop the business plan.
Provided advice to senior management of a newly-formed joint venture on a variety of strategic, operational, and tax subjects including business strategy and planning, financial modeling, operations design and optimization, business plan, mergers and acquisitions, operating budget development, U.S. and foreign entity structuring, and equity including planning of specific executive compensation strategies.
Assisted the CPA firm, Harb, Levy & Weiland, for three months in building their real estate practice, de novo, in a new, emerging market for the firm, i.e., real estate workouts and debt restructurings.
Senior Tax Manager, Deloitte Tax, LLP (San Francisco) 2008-2009
Provided financial planning and tax advice, including developing and implementing strategies for estate and gift tax planning, income tax planning, risk management, charitable giving, cash flow, and retirement planning for high net worth individuals and families.
Provided tax compliance and consulting services to over fifteen private equity and venture capital firms, including hundreds of multi-tier limited partnerships, LLCs, and corporations, management companies, as well as non-U.S. and foreign entities, brokerage companies, hotels, real estate companies, and other privately held entities.
Managed all aspects of client engagement, primary client contact, billing and fee management, supervising, leading, and training the engagement team, tax compliance process, and developing relationship and tax plan.
Reviewed and signed complex individual, trust, gift, partnership, corporate, and multi-state income tax returns. Significant experience in complex international and foreign reporting and compliance.
Worked closely with senior partners to develop new clients including add-on business such as international and state and local tax services.
Represented multiple clients in IRS and state examinations.
Member of private equity and venture capital practice group.
Senior Tax Manager, KPMG, LLP (San Francisco) 2005-2008
Clients consisted of the largest private equity tax client of KPMG in the San Francisco Bay Area, including the founder and his large family, real estate owners, developers, and investors, real estate funds and companies, private equity portfolio companies, other privately held business entities, and high net worth individuals and families with a net worth ranging from $25 million to $100 million plus.
Recruited and hired by KPMG tax leadership to help build KPMG s Private Client or high net worth tax practice in the San Francisco Bay Area. Transferred to Federal Tax Group after KPMG required to divest most of its individual tax practice.
Led KPMG s high net worth individual tax practice in the San Francisco Bay Area after the divestiture. KPMG allowed to retain individual tax work only for owners and C level executives of privately held business clients.
Firm-wide designated gift tax and Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax (GSTT) specialist and reviewer. Served as gift tax and GSTT resource for internal and external clients.
Reviewed and signed complex individual, trust, gift, partnership, LLC, and corporate tax returns for privately held business, private equity, venture capital, real estate, and high net worth individual clients.
Reviewed FAS 109 tax provisions in GAAP financial statements.
Represented multiple clients in IRS and state examinations.
Member of both real estate and private equity practice groups.
- Senior Tax Manager, Hood & Strong, LLP (2003-2004) (San Francisco)
- Senior Tax Manager / New Business Development Manager, Ernst and Young, LLP (1997-2002)
- Senior Tax Manager / Tax Manager/ Tax Staff, KPMG, LLP (1988-1997) (VA & Washington, DC)
n B.S. C Accounting, University of Montana
n Certified Public Accountant, California and Montana
n Member C American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
n Passed Series 65 Exam
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