Ernesto Perez
Managing Director
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Global Practice Leader of Alvarez & Marsal Taxand and the firm's Transaction Advisory Tax practice
More than 23 years of deep experience in structuring all aspects of domestic and cross-border acquisitions, divestitures and reorganizations
Works in a wide range of industries, such as consumer markets, telecommunications, financial services, real estate, industrial products, leisure, business services and distribution
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With increased national and global regulations creating global uncertainty, the broader implications tax has on the overall success of our clients’ businesses is glaringly apparent. Our team of professionals has a personal stake in our clients’ success. We are committed to providing leading tax advice, coupled with unparalleled quality service, during these changing times. As business and tax issues arise, we are accessible, communicative and practical, keeping clients compliant and uncovering value.
Ernesto R. ("Ernie") Perez is Global Practice Leader of Alvarez & Marsal Taxand and also serves as Global Practice Leader of the firm's Transaction Advisory Tax practice. With more than 22 years of experience, Mr. Perez has deep experience in structuring all aspects of domestic and cross-border acquisitions, divestitures and reorganizations across a wide range of industries, such as consumer markets, telecommunications, financial services, real estate, industrial products, leisure, business services and distribution.

Mr. Perez advises private equity funds, hedge funds, corporations and investment banking firms on the tax and financial impacts of a wide range of areas, including corporate finance, merger and acquisition deal structuring, due diligence and the design and execution of tax efficient financing structures.

Mr. Perez has counseled clients on domestic and cross-border transactions focusing on tax structuring, due diligence and financial modeling. He has also advised clients in all areas of outbound and inbound international taxation, including structuring new country investments, tax efficient financing structures, foreign tax credit planning, earnings and profits computation, transfer pricing, earning stripping, FIRPTA and branch profits taxes. In addition, Mr. Perez has extensive experience with domestic corporate tax issues, partnership taxation and consolidated group matters.

Previously, Mr. Perez was a Partner with Arthur Andersen, where he served as Practice Leader for the firm's International Tax practice in Florida.

Mr. Perez earned a bachelor's degree in business administration, with a concentration in economics, cum laude, from the University of Georgia. He received a juris doctor from Georgia State University College of Law and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court.

Mr. Perez has been a frequent speaker and lecturer on international transaction tax matters. From 2002 through 2006, he served as an adjunct professor for the Master of Taxation program at the University of Miami School of Law. He is admitted to the Florida Bar and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Georgia. Mr. Perez is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the American Bar Association and the International Fiscal Association. He is fluent in Spanish and English.

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