Marc Alms is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal Taxand in New York. He focuses on the integration of transfer pricing policies following a merger or other business restructuring event, which may include global transfer pricing planning and policy development relating to the development and exploitation of intellectual property rights.
With more than 20 years of experience assisting both public and privately held clients, Mr Alms led engagements in planning and documentation of transfer pricing policies; in obtaining advance pricing agreements; and in assisting with competent authority for multinational corporations across a broad range of industries. Mr Alms has assisted clients with the valuation of intellectual property rights for tax purposes, the establishment of cost sharing arrangements, and the defending of such policies before the IRS and other revenue authorities.
Mr Alms' background includes leading teams in the evaluation of intercompany transactions to determine whether they meet applicable U.S. and foreign transfer pricing regulations, including the latest OECD BEPS guidelines. Having worked in various countries including Canada, India, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and the U.K., Mr Alms has significant experience providing clients with practical advice in their transfer pricing arrangements and helping to resolve international tax controversy matters.
Prior to joining A&M, Mr Alms spent nine years with KPMG in New York, most recently serving as a Managing Director. He was a member of their global transfer pricing services and global dispute resolution teams and a member of their transfer pricing practice in Sydney, Australia, handling tax matters in the ASPAC region and working with the Australian Tax Office. Previously, he spent five years with the International Tax Services and Transfer Pricing practice of Ernst & Young.
Mr Alms earned a bachelor's degree in history from the University of California, San Diego, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He was admitted to the bar in California and is a member of the California State Bar Association. In addition, he has written articles on transfer pricing issues for various publications and is a regular speaker at tax-related events.