NEW YORK, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Four KPMG LLP tax leaders – Clark Chandler, Sean Foley, Steven Fortier and Thomas Zollo – have been named to Legal Media Group's Best of the Best USA 2013 listing of top transfer pricing professionals in the United States.
"This recognition is a testament to the exceptional capabilities and leadership that these four professionals bring to the world-class transfer pricing services that KPMG offers its clients," said Jeff LeSage, vice chair of Tax Services for KPMG LLP. "We congratulate them on this significant achievement."
Chandler is a principal in the Washington National Tax practice of KPMG, with a specialty in economics, and the lead technical advisor on transfer pricing issues for KPMG's Global Transfer Pricing Services. Based in Washington, D.C., he has been recognized over the years as a leading global tax professional, with a primary focus in the areas of transfer pricing and the valuation of intangibles for large organizations. In his more than 25 years of transfer pricing controversy work, Chandler has extensive experience with international transfer pricing issues involving tangible and intangible property, as well as services and cost sharing arrangements. In tax controversy work, he has assisted taxpayers at audit and appeals levels in the United States and has provided expert testimony in U.S. Tax Court. Chandler was also recognized on Legal Media Group's Global Best of the Best 2013 Transfer Pricing list.
Foley is a KPMG principal and Global Leader of KPMG's Global Transfer Pricing Services. He is also former head of the Advance Pricing Agreement (APA) program of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Based in Washington, D.C., Foley has over 15 years of experience working with major organizations and multinational corporations to analyze their intercompany transactions and develop practical transfer pricing planning. His primary areas of focus include APA and competent authority matters, and transfer pricing risk management. Foley is the immediate past chair of the American Bar Association's Transfer Pricing Committee.
Fortier is a Chicago-based KPMG principal with 20 years of U.S. and international transfer pricing experience. He specializes in assisting clients with developing, implementing and defending corporate transfer pricing planning, with particular focus on business restructurings, intellectual property and supply chain planning, merger and acquisition integration, and shared service-center implementations. Fortier also leads KPMG's Tax Cloud initiative, which assists companies facing complex tax and transfer pricing issues associated with cloud-enabled business transformation.
Zollo is a principal in the International Tax group of KPMG's Washington National Tax practice, who also has been recognized as one of the nation's leading international tax professionals. Zollo has considerable experience in tax controversy matters, particularly those including transfer pricing, and has represented taxpayers before IRS Appeals throughout the United States, in the U.S. Tax Court, and in competent authority proceedings. He also provides tax structuring advice to U.S. and foreign multinational groups, particularly in the context of supply chain design.
The listings of the four KPMG professionals are included in Legal Media Group's recently published Best of the Best USA 2013 Transfer Pricing expert guide.
Legal Media Group is the legal publishing arm of Euromoney Institutional Investor, one of the world's leading financial publishers. The organization has been publishing "Expert Guides" since 1994.
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