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BNA's U.S. International Advisory Board is comprised of esteemed professionals from renown corporations, universities, and government entities. Below is a listing of our current board members.Leonard L. Silverstein is the founder of Silverstein and Mullens, which later became part of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC. He concentrates his practice in estate planning, nonprofit organizations, charitable contributions and representation before the Internal Revenue Service and Treasury Department.
Leonard serves as founder of the highly regarded Tax Management publication series. For the past 50 years, Tax Management has produced and maintained more than 500 portfolios, monthly journals and periodicals, providing tax professionals and advisors with a sophisticated analysis, application and interpretation of the Internal Revenue Code.
Before he founded his own firm with Richard A. Mullens in 1960, Leonard served as an attorney in the Office of Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service and on the legal advisory staff of the Treasury Department. His long history of professional and community service includes roles on the Advisory Group of the House Ways and Means Committee in the late 1950s, as executive director of the "Filer" Commission on Private Philanthropy and Public Needs, as a member of President-elect Nixon's Task Force on Taxes, President Reagan's Committee on the Arts and Humanities and as a member of the IRS Commissioner's (Lawrence Gibbs) Exempt Organizations Advisory Group.
Richard E. Andersen, Esq.,WilmerHale’s principal international tax lawyer, with more than three decades of experience providing solutions to the global tax challenges faced by international investors and multinational companies. Drawing on his background in the M&A, finance, investment fund and real estate sectors, he assists individual, family, corporate and institutional clients—worldwide and across all industries—with their compliance obligations, and develops effective and practical responses to their cross-border structuring and operational needs and opportunities. As US and overseas businesses and investors “go global” sooner and more often than ever before, his advice helps avoid pitfalls and secure tax planning benefits around the world. Mr. Anderson is a graduate of New York University (LL.M., Taxation, 1987), Columbia Law School (J.D., 1981), Columbia University (B.A., 1978, magna cum laude).
Thomas St.G. Bissell, Esq., B.A., Harvard College (1964); LL.B., Columbia Law School (1967); LL.M. in taxation, New York University (1971); Member, New York Bar; Certified Public Accountant, State of New Jersey; Member, Tax Management International Advisory Board, American Bar Association, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, International Fiscal Association, Canadian Tax Foundation; former Attorney-Advisor, Office of International Tax Counsel, U.S. Treasury Department, Washington, DC; retired tax partner, Coopers & Lybrand LLP; author of numerous articles in professional tax publications.
Kimberly S. Blanchard, Esq., Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, New York, NY.
Peter H. Blessing, Esq., Shearman & Sterling. Princeton University (A.B., 1973); Columbia University (J.D., 1977); New York University (LL.M., 1981); member, New York Bar, and Section of Taxation of American and New York State Bar Associations; contributor: The Tax Lawyer, Tax Management International Journal.
Nathan Boidman, Esq., B. Com., McGill University, 1962; B.C.L., LL.B., McGill University 1980; International Tax Partner, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, Montreal, Quebec; Member Bar of Quebec (and CA, Ontario, and FCA, Quebec); Executive Committee of the International Fiscal Association (IFA), 1998–2004; past president & member of council, Canadian IFA Branch; past governor of the Canadian Tax Foundation; Joint Committee of Taxation of the Canadian Bar Association and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants; lectures and writes regularly on international tax matters; author, originator/co-editor of "Canada-U.S. Tax Practice," Tax Management International Journal (BNA, Washington); originator/coordinator of "International Mergers & Acquisitions: A Forum For Discussion," Tax Notes International (Tax Analysts–Washington).
Herman B. Bouma, Esq., Secretary of Advisory Board. Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, Washington, DC.
Martin J. Collins, Partner, International Tax Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Washington National Tax Services Office. In his role, Mr Collins works with client service teams for several of the Firm's premier clients as an international tax partner. His practice covers a wide-range of cross-border tax issues, including analyzing developments and identifying planning opportunities arising from new tax legislation, regulations and treaties. Much of his work emanates from his clients’ acquisitions, dispositions or business expansions. Mr Collins specializes in advising clients on structuring tax-efficient acquisition and disposition structures, cross-border reorganizations including section 7874 (inversion) considerations, inbound financing structures, cross-border joint ventures, and principal/entrepreneur structures. His practice includes developing and analyzing strategies for tax-efficient IP, financing and holding-company structures, including strategies for the redeployment of foreign earnings. Marty regularly advises clients on the U.S. anti-deferral (e.g., Subpart F income), overall foreign loss, and foreign tax credit rules and regulations. Mr Collins frequently speaks and writes on a broad range of international tax issues.
Bruce N. Davis, Esq., White & Case. B.A., University of Virginia (high honors 1980, Phi Beta Kappa); J.D., Harvard Law School (1983); LL.M. (in taxation), Southern Methodist University (1987); Former Chairman, Subcommittee on §§338, 367 and 1491, Committee on Foreign Activities of U.S. Taxpayers, American Bar Association; Principal Special Assistant to the Associate Chief Counsel (International), Internal Revenue Service (1988–1991); member of board of advisors of various international tax publications; frequent speaker and writer on international tax issues.
Michael A. DiFronzo, Esq., PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Washington, DC
D. Kevin Dolan, Esq., Partner, Sherman & Sterling. B.A., University of Virginia; J.D., University of Michigan; former Senior Vice President for Tax Policy, Merrill Lynch & Co.; former partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP; former Associate Chief Counsel (Technical and International), Internal Revenue Service; former partner, Arthur Young and Co., Washington, DC; former Attorney-Advisor, Office of International Tax Counsel, U.S. Treasury Department.
Alan Fischl, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
Peter A. Glicklich, Esq., Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP. Mr. Glicklich is a partner resident in the New York office of Davies, Ward, Phillips & Vineberg LLP. His practice is concentrated on the taxation of corporate and international transactions. He advises public and closely-held corporations in connection with mergers and acquisitions, cross-border financings, restructurings, reorganizations, spin-offs, and intercompany pricing. Mr. Glicklich has dealt with companies in diverse fields, including chemicals, consumer products, real estate, biotechnology, software, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, and finance. He has also worked with venture funds, investment banks, hedge funds, commodities and securities dealers, and insurance companies. He is a contributing editor of the Tax Management International Journal, the Canadian Tax Journal, the Journal of Taxation of Global Transactions, and theInternational Tax Review, and he is a former contributing editor of theJournal of Real Estate Taxation. Mr. Glicklich has written numerous articles on cross-border financing, net loss carryovers, bankruptcy restructurings, the use of conduits, transfer pricing, loss importation, and taxation of internet activities. He also speaks frequently on international and corporate tax topics. Mr. Glicklich presently serves as the New York Regional Vice-President and an Executive Committee member of the USA Branch of the International Fiscal Association, and he is a past Secretary of that committee. He is also a member of numerous bar associations. Mr. Glicklich received an honors degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1977 and received his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1981.
Sanford H. Goldberg, Esq., Roberts & Holland LLP, New York, NY.
Alan W. Granwell, Esq., DLA Piper LLP. William D. Hawkins, III., The Coca-Cola Company.
Stephen R. LaSala, Esq., former General Tax Counsel for Exxon Mobil Corporation, Dallas, TX.
Patricia R. Lesser, Esq., Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, Washington, DC
Leonard Levin, Esq., Dr. Grewe & Partner LLP, Rye, NY.
Timothy J. McCormally, Esq., Tax Executives Institute, Inc., Washington, DC.
Michael J. Miller, Esq., Roberts & Holland LLP, New York, NY.
Philip D. Morrison, Esq., Deloitte Tax LLP. Princeton University (high honors graduate); Harvard Law School (honors graduate); served as the U.S. Treasury's International Tax Counsel (1989–1992), the U.S. government's chief legal advisor on international tax matters (including international tax legislation and regulations), chief negotiator of tax treaties, and director of the Office of International Tax Counsel; represented the U.S. at the OECD; served as Counsel to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee (1981–1983); member of the Committee on U.S. Activities of Foreigners and Tax Treaties of the American Bar Association’s Tax Section, the tax committee of the National Foreign Trade Council, the International Fiscal Association, and two Washington-based international tax study groups; has regularly been selected as a leading tax advisor and a leading transfer pricing advisor for the International Tax Review/Legal Media Group’s expert guides; spoken and published widely on various international tax subjects and is a regular contributor to the Tax Management International Journal’s “Leading Practitioner Commentary;” a Principal at Deloitte Tax LLP, in Washington, DC.
Fred F. Murray, Esq., B.A., Rice University; J.D. University of Texas at Austin. Fred Murray is an attorney (District of Columbia, Maryland, New York, and Texas (Board Certified in Tax Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization), and various federal courts) and C.P.A (Maryland and Texas). He is currently Last Retiring Chair of the Administrative Practice Committee and Chair of the Competent Authority and Tax Treaties Subcommittee of the US Activities of Foreigners and Tax Treaties Committee of the ABA Tax Section. His experience includes public law and accounting practice, government service as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Tax Division at the U.S. Department of Justice and as Special Counsel to the Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service, as well as service as Vice President for Tax Policy at the National Foreign Trade Council and General Counsel and Director of Tax Affairs at the Tax Executives Institute. He is a member of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (formerly the Commissioner’s Advisory Group), and former Advisor to the International Tax Working Group of the United States Senate Finance Committee. Mr. Murray serves as an adjunct member of the faculty at Georgetown University Law Center where he teaches courses on international taxation and accounting for income taxes, Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002, and other issues for corporate tax advisors. He also lectures at the New York University School of Law. Previously, Fred Murray was also an adjunct professor at the University of Texas School of Law, Rice University Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management, and the University of Houston Law Center. Grant Thornton LLP, Washington, D.C. Murray is currently Managing Director of Tax Practice Policy and Quality Grant Thornton LLP, U.S. member of Grant Thornton International Ltd.
David L. Paul, Esq., American Honda Motor Company, Inc., Torrance, CA.
Gary D. Sprague, Esq., Baker & McKenzie LLP, Palo Alto, CA.
Dirk J.J. Suringa, Esq., Covington & Buling LLP, Washington, DC.
Edward Tanenbaum, Esq., Alston & Bird LLP, New York, NY.
Carol P. Tello, Esq., Sutherland. B.A., College of William and Mary, J.D., University of Maryland School of Law, and M.L.T., Georgetown University Law Center. Lecturer on international tax topics; author of numerous articles on international taxation; member of the Tax Management Foreign Income Advisory Board; member, U.S. Branch Council, International Fiscal Association and Foreign Activities of U.S. Taxpayers and U.S. Activities of Foreigners and Tax Treaties Subcommittees of the ABA Section of Taxation; former attorney-advisor, Office of Associate Chief Counsel (International) and Technical Advisor to the Assistant Commissioner (International).
Leonard B. Terr, Esq., Baker & McKenzie LLP, Washington, DC.
James J. Tobin, Esq., Ernst & Young LLP, New York, NY.
John P. Warner, Esq., Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC. B.A., George Washington University (1971); J.D., University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall) School of Law (1977); member, American Bar Association Section on Taxation; admitted to practice, United States Tax Court, United States Court of Federal Claims, United States Supreme Court.
Lowell D. Yoder, Esq., McDermott Will & Emery LLP, Chicago, IL.
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