For over 14 years Mr. Crooks has specialised in tax matters that impact the hospitality and real estate industries, providing both tax advisory and tax reporting services to his clients.
His tax advisory experience includes the management of U.K. and international teams in dealing with the direct, indirect and transfer taxes on transaction-related matters. This includes the structuring of acquisitions, due diligence requirements, financing and refinancing considerations, exit planning and tax forecasting.
Mr. Crooks’ tax reporting experience includes work on tax accruals under various generally accepted accounting principles (GAAPs), including the transition process between GAAPs, as well as corporation tax, non-resident landlord income tax and U.K. personal tax filing obligations.
Recent examples of work have included: the structuring of the disposal process for a $1+ billion hotel group; advising on the operational, financial and equity restructuring of a budget U.K. hotel operator; advising on the issuance of quoted bonds for a U.K. hotel operator; the pre-sale financial restructuring of ‘trophy’ hotel asset; managing the restructuring process of a multi-divisional U.K. house builder; and advising on the sale of an international luxury hotel group.
Mr. Crooks is both a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.