Ms. Sharon Katz-Pearlman

Global Head of Dispute Resolution & Controversy

KPMG in the U.S.

Sharon is the national Principal-in-Charge of KPMG’s Tax Controversy Services practice in the US and Head of KPMG’s Global Tax Dispute Resolution & Controversy team. Sharon works with clients on all aspects of their IRS matters, dealing with a variety of domestic and international tax issues and focusing primarily on representation before the IRS of multinational corporate clients and financial institutions. She provides assistance in all facets of alternative dispute resolution, as well as traditional examination and appeals consulting. Before joining KPMG, Sharon was a Special Litigation Attorney with the IRS Office of Chief Counsel in Manhattan, where she was responsible for the development and litigation of major tax matters before the US Tax Court and served on a number of litigation teams.

Areas of expertise

Business tax reform Disputes Financial regulatory reform Operating Effectiveness Public Policy and Regulatory Change Resolution Risk Management Tax planning Tax regulation and compliance policies Tax strategies

Education and qualifications

  • BA, cum laude, Barnard College, Columbia University

  • J.D., cum laude from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University

  • L.L.M. (Taxation) from New York University School of Law


  • Admitted to the New York State bar

Professional Associations

  • Member, New York State Bar

  • American Bar Association

  • New York State Bar Association

  • Admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court

Connect with me

  • New York, US

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