Richard Larkins is a member of Ernst & Young LLP's International Tax Services Capital Markets practice. Richard has over 15 years of experience in the taxation of financial products and transactions. He currently advises clients on a range of tax issues regarding debt and equity financing, bankruptcy workouts, debt renegotiations, derivatives, hedging transactions and securitizations. In addition, Richard also works on cross-border financing transactions.
Prior to joining Ernst & Young, Richard was a principal in Arthur Andersen's Office of Federal Tax Services in Washington, DC, where he was a member of the Financial Transactions group. Prior to joining Arthur Andersen, Richard worked in KPMG's Washington National Tax office. Before joining KPMG, Richard was an Associate at a large New York law firm, where he focused on the taxation of financial instruments and transactions.
Richard has also worked as an Attorney-Advisor in the Financial Institutions & Products Division of the IRS Chief Counsel's Office. At the IRS, Richard worked on regulations, revenue rulings, technical advice memoranda, field service advice, and private letter rulings involving original issue discount, market discount, bond premium, coupon stripping, the dividends received deduction, regulated investment companies, and real estate investment trusts.
Richard has lectured on technical issues at programs sponsored by Executive Enterprises; the Alliance for Tax, Legal, and Accounting Seminars & Structured Finance Institute; Insight Information Company; the American Conference Institute; the American Bar Association; and the District of Columbia Bar Association. In addition, Richard is a contributing author of Federal Income Taxation of Debt Instruments.
Richard received a B.A. in Accounting from the University of Washington and a J.D. from the Northwestern University School of Law. Richard is a certified public accountant licensed in both Washington state and the District of Columbia. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the National Association of Black Accountants, the American Bar Association, the National Bar Association, and the DC Bar Association.