Mr. de Jong brings to each engagement the unique perspective of a professional who has led an in-house M&A tax function of a company regularly involved in transactions ranging from $10 million to more than $20 billion. By teaming with his clients’ worldwide tax, legal, finance and accounting resources, he is able to develop and help implement risk-appropriate strategies that optimize the results for all stakeholders in acquisitions, post-acquisition integrations, operations and divestitures. His broad transactional and structuring background, practical approach to problem-solving, deep experience in cross-border situations across a wide array of industries and capability in communicating complex tax concepts to non-tax professionals make him a valued contributor to any deal team from the very outset of a potential transaction.
Mr. de Jong also has extensive experience providing advice on tax issues unique to closely held companies and their respective equity holders. Mr. de Jong graduated at the top of his class with his LL.M. (Taxation) from the University of Missouri—Kansas City, earned his J.D. from the University of Kansas and taught tax courses for several years in the Master of Accountancy program at Wichita State University.