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October 27, 2015
Industry Veteran to Join as National Senior Advisor

NEW YORK – Alvarez & Marsal Taxand, LLC, an affiliate of leading global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal (A&M), announced that Ken Brewer has joined the firm’s international tax team as a Senior Advisor supporting its national tax practice.

With more than 40 years of experience working with multinational corporations on federal and international tax matters, including cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A), intellectual property, supply chain and debt capitalization issues, Mr. Brewer has significant expertise in designing and implementing multinational corporate structures in the most tax-efficient manner possible. 

Previously, Mr. Brewer was with one of the Big Four accounting firms.  He joins A&M Taxand with an impressive track record and a deep understanding of the tax implications of complex business transactions and arrangements as well as experience in identifying opportunities to achieve tax savings.   Mr. Brewer has worked across a variety of sectors including financial services, biotech, pharmaceutical and manufacturing, among others.

“Ken Brewer brings an impressive amount of technical expertise to solve the most complex international tax issues.  He will approach our growing multi-national client base with a roll-up-your-sleeves look at the difficult tax complexities they are facing to uncover value, and tackle cross-broader challenges and legislative change which will undoubtedly impact their businesses,” said Albert Liguori, a Managing Director with A&M Taxand in New York.  “With recent intellectual property regulations, inversion rules and Base Erosion Profit Sharing (BEPS), having Ken on our team will be invaluable.” 

Mr. Brewer’s extensive background spans a range of international tax matters, including captive insurance and tax treaty issues, taxable presence exposure, tax law aspects of related party transfer pricing and outbound transfers and inversions.  

Mr. Brewer earned a BBA in accounting from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) and a JD from the University of Miami (Coral Gables) School of Law.  He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

NOTE: Alvarez & Marsal employs CPAs but is not a licensed CPA firm.

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.

Alvarez & Marsal Taxand is a founder of Taxand, the world’s largest independent tax organization, which provides high quality, integrated tax advice worldwide.

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