Chicago office of Alvarez & Marsal Taxand hires two senior tax professionals

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Alvarez & Marsal Taxand, LLC, a founding member of the first global network of leading independent tax firms, announced that [private]Keith Kechik, formerly of KPMG, and John Easterday, formerly of True Partners Consulting, have joined the firm as managing directors in Chicago. The firm also announced the promotion of Richard Sherman, a member of the firm’s Transaction Tax Practice, to managing director in Chicago.

“From global private equity firms to local franchises, the demand for independent tax advisory services continues to increase as the complexities of international and local tax laws evolve,” said Robert N. Lowe, Jr., CEO of A&M Taxand. “We welcome Keith and John to the firm and look forward to adding their deep industry knowledge to our growing Midwest presence.”

With more than three decades of experience handling tax matters related to private equity funds and global companies, Mr. Kechik has a deep understanding of various transactional matters such as structured finance investments, mergers and acquisitions, disposition strategies, joint ventures, securitizations, leasing and cross-border planning. He most recently served as the western region partner-in-charge of mergers and acquisitions with the Transaction Tax Services group at KPMG. Previously, he was a partner with both Deloitte and Arthur Andersen, where he spent more than twenty-five years combined. A licensed Certified Public Accountant for the state of Illinois, he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from De Paul University.

Mr. Easterday concentrates on state income and franchise taxation for middle market to Fortune 50 companies, including matters such as managing controversy, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and compliance. He also has extensive industry knowledge in sales and use, as well as property and employment taxes. Most recently, he spent four years as a managing director with True Partners Consulting where he led the State Income and Franchise Tax and Employment Tax practices. Prior to that, he served in various roles at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Arthur Andersen. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from DePaul University and is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in Illinois and Indiana. Mr. Easterday is also a member of the AICPA and Illinois and Indiana CPA Societies.[/private]

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