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Bernita L. Thigpen

Bernita L. Thigpen

KPMG LLP

Chicago, IL, USA


Function and specialization

Bernita L. Thigpen is a Tax Managing Director in the Mergers & Acquisitions practice of KPMG's Chicago office.

Education, licenses and certifications

JD, with honors, DePaul University College of Law

BA, Purdue University

Professional and industry experience

Bernita consults on corporate tax matters, including corporate restructurings such as mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs and other distributions or divestitures and liquidations. She also assists clients on matters relating to attribute carryovers, consolidated returns and troubled company workout issues.

Bernita frequently speaks on the taxation of corporate reorganizations and consolidated returns and teaches internal and external continuing professional education courses.

Bernita joined KPMG’s Washington National Tax practice in April 2000 and joined the Chicago Mergers and Acquisition practice in 2002. Prior to that time, she served as Deputy Assistant Chief Counsel (Corporate) in the Office of the Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service. In that position, she had technical responsibility for Subchapter C, consolidated return matters, and some bankruptcy issues. Bernita reviewed published guidance, such as regulations, revenue rulings and procedures, notices, and announcements. She also resolved substantive tax issues in taxpayer-specific guidance, such as private letter rulings and technical advice memoranda. Bernita previously served as a Branch Chief in the Office of Assistant Chief Counsel (Financial Institutions & Products) and as the National Office Coordinator for the Industry Specialization Program for the Banking and Savings & Loan Industries.

Bernita L. Thigpen is associated with the following items:
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters The Direction of a Merger—Federal Income Tax Consequences - The Corporate Tax Practice Series, Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Tax Attributes and Consolidation - Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2017, Wednesday, February 15, 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Acquisitions and Restructurings Involving Troubled Companies (November 29, 2016) - Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2017, Wednesday, February 15, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Tax Attributes and Consolidation - Tax Attributes and Consolidation, Wednesday, February 15, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Tax Attributes and Consolidation - Tax Attributes and Consolidation, Wednesday, February 15, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2017, Tuesday, February 21, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2018, Tuesday, February 20, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2018, Tuesday, February 20, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2018, Tuesday, February 20, 2018, Cleveland, OH
Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2018, Tuesday, February 20, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2018, Tuesday, February 20, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2018, Tuesday, February 20, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2018, Tuesday, February 20, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2018, Tuesday, February 20, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
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