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April 5, 2016
Erik Christianson and Ambrosio Gonzalez Join as Senior Directors in Miami


Miami – Alvarez & Marsal Taxand, LLC, an affiliate of leading global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal, has augmented its dedicated Private Client Services group.  Joining A&M Taxand as part of this expansion are seasoned tax experts Erik Christianson and Ambrosio Gonzalez, both Senior Directors based in Miami.

Mr. Christianson, who brings more than 17 years of experience, has a wealth of expertise in ensuring tax compliance for high net worth individuals, trusts, estates and gifts, partnerships and S corporations. As part of his private client experience, Mr. Christianson has extensive tax and estate planning knowledge for both U.S and non-U.S. persons. His area of expertise includes navigating differences in tax rules to ensure alignment between the personal and business aspects of clients’ assets and tax procedures.

Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Christianson worked with high net worth individual clients in the Personal Financial Services (PFS) group at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and before that, in the PFS group at Arthur Andersen LLP.  Mr. Christianson earned a bachelor's degree in Accounting at the University of Connecticut and currently holds a CPA license from the state of New Hampshire.

With more than 20 years of experience in international tax consulting, Mr. Gonzalez has advised private clients on implementing international tax structures and income tax analysis.  He has spent the bulk of his career advising international high net worth individuals and families, and brings significant expertise in establishing cross border structures.

Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Gonzalez was one of the founding partners of Taxand Venezuela. In this role, he advised a client base comprised of subsidiaries of U.S. and EU multinational companies. At A&M, Mr. Gonzalez’s role will be focused on creating cross border U.S. in-bound structures for LATAM private clients and serving high net worth families investing in both the U.S. and Europe.

Mr. Gonzalez earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Universidad de Carabobo in Valencia, Venezuela.

“The recent uptick in clients coming to the U.S. is driving demand for experts who can provide solutions to complex compliance, trust and estate planning and wealth transfer planning issues,” said Alan Kirschenbaum, Managing Director of Alvarez & Marsal Taxand. “The deep level of expertise Erik and Ambrosio bring to A&M enhances our ability to meet that demand.”

About Alvarez & Marsal Taxand

Alvarez & Marsal Taxand, LLC, an affiliate of Alvarez & Marsal (A&M), a leading global professional services firm, is an independent tax group made up of experienced tax professionals dedicated to providing customized tax advice to clients and investors across a broad range of industries. Its professionals extend A&M’s commitment to offering clients a choice in advisors who are free from audit-based conflicts of interest, and bring an unyielding commitment to delivering responsive client service. A&M Taxand has offices in major metropolitan markets throughout the U.S., and serves the U.K. from its base in London.

Alvarez & Marsal Taxand is a founder of Taxand, the world’s largest independent tax organization, which provides high quality, integrated tax advice worldwide. Taxand professionals, including almost 400 partners and more than 2,000 advisors in nearly 50 countries, grasp both the fine points of tax and the broader strategic implications, helping you mitigate risk, manage your tax burden and drive the performance of your business.

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