Deanna Trapp
Senior Director
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Six years of mergers and acquisition tax experience
Five years of large public company tax experience
Master's degree, University of Illinois
Based in Chicago
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Deanna Trapp is a Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal Taxand, LLC, in Chicago. As a member of the firm's Transaction Tax practice, she brings more than seven years of tax consulting experience serving clients across a wide array of industries, including financial, hotel, manufacturing, private equity and professional services.

Ms. Trapp focuses on advising financial and strategic buyers and sellers on the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, including reorganizations, dispositions, leveraged buy-outs and recapitalizations. She also has experience in due diligence, transaction structuring, modeling and review of transaction-related documents.

Additionally, over the course of her career, Ms. Trapp has assisted companies with the various aspects of the tax function, including ASC 740, compliance services and IRS audit support.

Prior to joining A&M, Ms. Trapp worked with the mergers and acquisitions practice and industry services group of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Ms. Trapp earned a bachelor's degree in accountancy from Grand Valley State University in Michigan and a masters in accountancy, with an emphasis on taxation, from the University of Illinois. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

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