Chris leads the International Tax Services practice for Ernst & Young’s Financial Services Organization, which is a national practice with locations in New York, Boston, Chicago, Washington D.C., Charlotte, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Chris has over 25 years of experience in international tax planning and structuring transactions for public and privately held clients. In addition to leading the practice, Chris serves as the international tax services leader for many of the firm’s largest banking clients.
Before joining Ernst & Young, Chris served as the head of the international tax group for a major financial institution advising multiple business units on various tax matters. Chris has extensive expertise with the active banking and finance rules of subpart F, planning around deferred tax assets and regulatory capital, the foreign tax credit, subpart F, tax efficient holding company structures, repatriation, and cross-border financing. Recently, Chris has focused on planning for the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act provisions including transition tax, GILTI, BEAT, the new foreign tax credit baskets, and the associated impact on our clients’ effective tax rates and legal entity structures.
Chris is a frequent speaker at internal and external conferences on international tax matters relevant to the financial services industry and most recently on the international tax impacts of US tax reform.