Mr. Pedersen has served clients throughout the United States and has extensive experience in the retail, financial services, telecommunications and high-tech industries. At Alvarez & Marsal Taxand, he serves as a member of the firm's core bankruptcy and troubled-companies team. Mr. Pedersen is also the leader of the firm's State Income Tax Competency Team. Additionally, Mr. Pedersen has consulted extensively with clients in the merger, acquisition, divestiture and reorganization areas.
Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Pedersen was a tax partner with KPMG, LLP, where he was the National Partner in charge of Income and Franchise Tax and was a member of KPMG's retail and telecommunications teams. Additionally, Mr. Pedersen was a partner at Arthur Andersen, LLP, where he led Andersen's State and Local Tax practice for the Pacific Northwest Region.
Mr. Pedersen earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Montana in political science and a master's degree in business administration. He frequently speaks on state and local tax matters and is an adjunct faculty member at the Lucas Graduate School of Business at San Jose State University. He has also been an adjunct faculty member at the Portland State University School of Business Administration, as well as teaching a variety of state and local tax training courses at various universities in the Pacific Northwest. He is a licensed CPA in Oregon and Washington.
NOTE: Alvarez & Marsal employs CPAs but is not a licensed CPA firm.