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October 6, 2016

San Francisco – Alvarez & Marsal Taxand, LLC, an affiliate of leading global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal, has completed the addition of San Jose-based Clifton Douglas LLP, whose team of tax professionals will join A&M Taxand, effective November 1, 2016.

With a strong tax practice in Silicon Valley dedicated to tax provision and compliance serving technology and life science companies, the addition of Clifton Douglas supports A&M Taxand’s growth strategy, specifically expanding its offerings amidst the backdrop of a rapidly-growing tech industry. 

“Bringing an industry focus in high technology start-up, private, pre-IPO and public companies, this incredibly talented team of individuals allows us to strengthen our practice both geographically and in terms of tax expertise,” said Ernie Perez, Managing Director and Global Practice Leader of Alvarez & Marsal Taxand. “This addition will not only afford our clients the opportunity to benefit from the Clifton Douglas team’s expertise, but also, their clients will gain access to broader tax capabilities and greater resources across the board.”

Led by Managing Directors Douglas Sayuk and Matthew Fricke, Clifton Douglas was established in 2003 and has been recognized for being the premier tax provision boutique firm in the Bay Area. Its team of seasoned experts provides tax provision and compliance services for both domestic and multinational technology companies, including semiconductor manufacturing, software, computer hardware, internet, telecommunications and life sciences. 

“Due to the promising tech IPO market and the overall industry’s rapid growth, an increasing number of entities are seeking the dedicated focus that we bring to the table,” said Douglas Sayuk. “A&M Taxand’s extensive global presence and specialized resources provide an outstanding platform to better address our clients’ increasingly complex tax provision and compliance needs.” 

“We’re incredibly excited to join an organization with A&M Taxand’s sterling reputation for integrity and exceptional client service and look forward to embarking on this strategic partnership that will benefit our clients, our team and A&M Taxand,” added Matthew Fricke.

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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