Keith Reams is a Global and U.S. Leader for Clients and Markets – Transfer Pricing with Deloitte Tax LLP, a position he has held for the last 4+ years. Keith has also been Deloitte’s Lead Economist – Pacific Rim for the last 14 years. Mr. Reams is also a member of Deloitte's global executive TMT tax management team. In this capacity, he works extensively with large multinational companies in a wide variety of industries on major business enterprise restructurings and global tax optimization projects.
Mr. Reams has over 20 years of economic consulting experience involving M&A, highly complex international tax planning, intellectual property valuation, supply chain realignment, and controversy management and dispute resolution. He has advised many multinational companies in a variety of industries, including in particular many companies engaged in the e-commerce space and other high technology companies. His expert reports have been translated into several foreign languages and have been used many times for tax and other purposes all around the world.
Mr. Reams has provided litigation support as a qualified expert in connection with several valuation and intellectual property disputes, as well as for several cases involving intercompany transfer pricing. Recently, he provided written testimony in GlaxoSmithKline Holdings (Americas) Inc & Subsidiaries v Commissioner before that case was settled. He has provided testimony in several cases involving intellectual property disputes in US District Court. He has also been called by the IRS as an expert witness in trade mark and intangible asset valuation, as well as transfer pricing and economics, before the United States Tax Court, including the cases of Nestle Holdings Inc v Commissioner and DHL Corp v Commissioner. He also testified as an expert in international economics and transfer pricing in United Parcel Service of America, Inc v Commissioner, and in Framatome Connectors USA Holdings v Commissioner, Mr. Reams provided testimony related to the valuation of a large Japanese joint venture. In Custom Chrome Inc v Commissioner and Burke Industries Inc v Commissioner, he provided testimony as an expert in valuation of intangible assets.
Mr. Reams works with clients and their outside advisers to develop audit defence strategies, as well as to provide advice and support through the exam, appeals, and Competent Authority process. He also engages in negotiations with the IRS and other local tax authorities on behalf of clients. He has participated in the development of numerous Advance Pricing Agreements, at every stage of the process. As an independent expert and adviser, he routinely works in a collaborative manner with tax professionals and attorneys, both from Deloitte and other major accounting and law firms.
In addition, he has been one of only three economists in the US who has been approved by the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance to provide transfer pricing expertise and testimony in cases involving cross-border transactions within commonly controlled affiliated groups.
Prior to joining Deloitte, Mr. Reams was managing director of the international valuation and economic consulting practice at Appraisal Economics. Prior to joining Appraisal Economics, Mr. Reams was a manager at Price Waterhouse in New York City, where he was responsible for the development of the international valuation practice.
Ph.D., International Finance, New York University Graduate School of Business.
M.A., Economics, California State University of Sacramento
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, with distinction
Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Portfolios:
(Commissioned) 890 T.M., Transfer Pricing: Alternative Practical Strategies (co-author)
891 T.M. Transfer Pricing: Audits, Appeals, and Penalties (co-author)
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