Mr. Howe leads the firm’s Restructuring Tax Service (RTS) initiative, which aligns with A&M’s core restructuring business assisting distressed companies with complex tax matters. He was part of A&M’s tax team that advised on the federal tax aspects of numerous out-of-court restructurings and in-court Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. He has a deep understanding of tax matters pertaining to troubled companies, bankruptcy reorganizations, workouts and restructurings. His professional focus has been on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, tax due diligence, cash tax modeling, complex carve-out transactions, capital structure planning, reorganizations, group structure changes, entity rationalization, cash and effective tax rate optimization, and integration of existing and acquired businesses.
Mr. Howe has advised a significant number of public and private loss companies (both pre- and post-bankruptcy) on the viability of their tax attributes including Section 382 (l)(5) planning and the effect of debt discharge income and the application of consolidated return rules. He leads the national Section 382 practice and is a subject matter specialist in NOL preservation and planning. He has significant experience in transactional and general corporate tax matters, including private equity, corporate tax and accounting, tax planning and tax controversy matters.
Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Howe worked with Ernst & Young, Deloitte & Touché and Arthur Andersen.
Mr. Howe earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Northeastern University. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the state of Massachusetts and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
NOTE: Alvarez & Marsal employs CPAs but is not a licensed CPA firm.