New hires from McDermott Will & Emery law firm to help clients across all industries assess broader value management considerations in transfer pricing disputes resulting from BEPS
KPMG, LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm, has hired Mark Martin and Mark Horowitz as direct-entry principals and Tracy Gomes as a managing director in the firm’s Economic & Valuation Services (EVS) Tax practice. Martin, Horowitz, and Gomes join KPMG from the law firm of McDermott Will and Emery.
The new hires will be responsible for helping to expand KPMG’s already strong capabilities in the transfer pricing arena and to meet growing demand from clients for assistance assessing and responding to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) initiatives.
Martin, Horowitz and Gomes are part of a team of five attorneys and two economists that moved from McDermott to KPMG.
“We are seeing growing demand from multinationals to advise and respond to a wide range of international transfer pricing and tax controversy matters as a result of the OECD’s BEPS actions,” said Jeffrey C. LeSage, Vice Chairman of Tax at KPMG. “The addition of these experienced and well- known professionals to our ranks underscores KPMG’s continuous commitment to helping multinational companies understand and comply with international regulations across jurisdictions.”
Martin, who will also serve as National Leader, Transfer Pricing Dispute Resolution at KPMG, has been recognized as a leader in the tax and tax law litigation and controversy arenas by “The Best Lawyers in America” for 10 years running. Earlier in his career, he served as an attorney advisor to Judge Carolyn Miller Parr of the US Tax Court.
Horowitz has significant experience in US-Japan, US-UK, and US-Canada competent authority cases and Advance Pricing Agreements. Prior to joining KPMG, Horowitz served as a partner at McDermott Will and Emery, where he assisted multinationals with international transfer pricing and tax controversy matters.
Most recently, Gomes served as chief economist for the transfer pricing practice at McDermott Will and Emery, where he advised clients on a range of tax matters relating to international transfer pricing and competent authority proceedings, as well as the valuation of intellectual property, business enterprises, and financial products.
LeSage added, “As the market’s need for information and insight grows, we are confident that Mark, Mark, Tracy and team, working with their colleagues across KPMG, will continue to provide the high level of service that our clients rely on us for as they strive to add value for their organizations.”
KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm (www.kpmg.com/us), is the independent U.S. member firm of KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”). KPMG International’s independent member firms have 189,000 professionals, including more than 9,000 partners, in 152 countries.