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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: Strategies for Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings, Thursday, February 15, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Tax Attributes and Consolidation - Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2018, Thursday, February 22, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Tax Attributes and Consolidation - Tax Attributes and Consolidation, Thursday, February 22, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Tax Attributes and Consolidation - Tax Attributes and Consolidation, Thursday, February 22, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Tax Attributes and Consolidation - Tax Attributes and Consolidation, Thursday, February 22, 2018
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Acquisitions and Restructurings Involving Troubled Companies (December 7, 2017) - Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2018, Monday, February 26, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2018, Wednesday, February 28, 2018, New York, NY
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