Erik H. Corwin has joined KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm, as a principal in the corporate group of the Washington National Tax practice. Corwin will play a key role in advising KPMG’s private equity and corporate clients on a wide range of transactional tax matters.
Corwin joins KPMG from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), where he served for the past four-and-a-half years as Deputy Chief Counsel (Technical) for the Office of Chief Counsel. In that role, Corwin oversaw the Chief Counsel offices responsible for corporate tax, international tax, financial institutions and products, income tax and accounting, and partnership tax, among others. He also led the IRS’s published guidance program.
“During his time at the IRS, Erik demonstrated extraordinary leadership skills and a deep understanding of domestic and international tax matters, which influenced a broad spectrum of published guidance used by key tax policy stakeholders,” said Joseph Pari, principal in charge of KPMG’s Washington National Tax practice. “We are extremely pleased to welcome Erik and the technical knowledge and experience he brings to our outstanding team of tax partners and professionals."
Earlier in his career, Corwin was a partner at Ropes & Gray LLP in Washington, D.C., representing private equity funds and public companies on federal tax aspects of related to mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, and financings.
Corwin holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, a master’s degree from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College.
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