He has more than 15 years of experience assisting both public and privately-held clients, leading engagements in the planning and documentation of transfer pricing policies, obtaining Advance Pricing Agreements and assisting with Competent Authority for multinational corporations across a broad range of industries.
Mr. Alms’ background includes leading teams in the evaluation of intercompany transactions to determine whether they meet applicable U.S. and foreign transfer pricing regulations, including OECD guidelines, and the integration of transfer pricing policies following a merger or other business restructuring event.
He has significant experience providing clients practical advice in their transfer pricing arrangements and helping to resolve international tax controversy matters. He has worked extensively with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), as well as the revenue authorities of other countries, including Canada, India, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and the U.K. in representing clients.
Before joining A&M, Mr. Alms spent nine years with KPMG in New York, most recently serving as a managing director. He was a member of their global transfer pricing services and global dispute resolution teams. In addition, he was a member of their transfer pricing practice in Sydney, Australia, gaining experience handling tax matters in the ASPAC region and working with the Australian Tax Office.
Earlier, he spent five years with the international tax services and transfer pricing practice of Ernst & Young in southern California.
Mr. Alms earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a bachelor of arts degree in history from the University of California, San Diego. He was admitted to the bar in California and is a member of the California State Bar Association.
He has written articles on transfer pricing issues in various publications and has spoken at tax-related events.