Alan Cathcart
Senior Director
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40+ years of experience in corporate and international tax, in particular cross-border M&A
Primary area of concentration is structuring international corporate and private equity transactions
Has worked with strategic and private equity buyers and sellers across the technology, financial services, natural resources, manufacturing and retail industries
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Alan Cathcart is a Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal Taxand in San Francisco. He specializes in corporate and international tax, in particular cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A). His primary area of concentration is structuring international corporate and private equity transactions.

With more than 40 years of corporate and international tax experience, Mr. Cathcart has taught tax law as a full-time assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and was a partner in a Washington, D.C., tax boutique law firm, in addition to having more than 20 years of experience with top-tier accounting firms.

Mr. Cathcart has worked with strategic and private equity buyers and sellers across various industries, including technology, financial services, natural resources, manufacturing and retail.

Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Cathcart spent 12 years with KPMG’s M&A Tax practice in Los Angeles and Santa Clara, where he most recently served as Senior Director. In that role, he was an experienced adviser to the M&A practice in the Western United States.

Mr. Cathcart earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Stanford University and a J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is a member of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association and of the District of Columbia bar. He is a frequent lecturer in continuing education programs across the country.