Perry Urken is a Partner with Economics Partners, LLC and has provided economic consulting services in the fields of transfer pricing and tax valuation for approximately 20 years.
His practice focuses on the provision of transfer pricing and tax planning services to multinational firms and assistance in tax controversies, including advance pricing agreements, audit proceedings with a variety of tax authorities, and litigation matters before the US. Tax Court and US District Court. In this context Mr Urken has performed a wide variety of economic analyses, including the valuation of technology, trademarks, and other types of intellectual property and the valuation of shares of controlled affiliates of a multinational group.
Mr Urken's transfer pricing practice also encompasses the pricing of intercompany transfers and licensing of intellectual property. In this context, he assists clients with intercompany sales of intellectual property portfolios, cost sharing arrangements, business restructurings, and intercompany licensing arrangements. Mr Urken has extensive experience designing and structuring the terms of these types of transactions as well as defending these terms as part of audits, advance pricing agreements, and other proceedings with tax authorities.
Mr Urken has provided transfer pricing and valuation services on behalf of clients in a wide range of industries, including the pharmaceutical, consumer product, automotive, financial services, building materials, digital media, telecommunications, retail, electronics, technology, drilling and exploration services, e-commerce, apparel, publishing, security services, mining, healthcare, and real estate industries.
He has authored numerous articles which have appeared in transfer pricing, valuation, international tax, and finance publications. In addition, Mr Urken is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has also presented on transfer pricing matters before the Organization for Co-Operation and Development ("OECD") and the IRS' Advance Pricing and Mutual Agreement ("APMA") program.
In August 2012 Mr Urken opened Economics Partners' Washington DC office, which now includes a full complement of experienced transfer pricing professionals. Prior to joining Economics Partners, Mr Urken was a Vice President in the Transfer Pricing practice of Charles River Associates, where he was responsible for transfer pricing and tax valuation in its Washington DC office. Previously, Mr Urken was a Senior Manager with the Ballentine Barbera Group, LLC and, prior to that, a Manager with KPMG LLP.
Mr Urken received an MBA degree with a concentration in international finance and a MA degree in international affairs from George Washington University. He also received a BA from Brandeis University.