Grant Thornton US promotes 14 tax professionals to partner/managing director

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Grant Thornton LLP (the US Firm) admitted 39 new partners and promoted 28 to managing director on Aug. 1. This includes 14 professionals from the firm’s Tax service line:

New Tax Partners

Tessa O’Keefe, Tax Accounting and Risk Advisory Services Partner, Los Angeles, Calif.

Tessa assists her clients with corporate tax compliance and consulting matters, tax accounting method planning, reviewing general tax-planning strategies, IRS audit defense, purchase accounting and accounting for income taxes. I have worked with public- and private-sector companies, focusing on the preparation and/or review of their financial accounting for income taxes (ASC740) and accounting for uncertainty in income taxes, serving both international and domestic clients.

Tim Smith, International Tax Partner, Minneapolis, Minn.

Adam Steinmetz, Tax Partner, San Diego, Calif.

Throughout his 11-year career in public accounting, which includes two years at Grant Thornton’s Washington National Tax Office, Adam has consulted on a wide variety of corporate tax matters. Adam specializes in corporate consulting, audit support over ASC 740, federal income tax provisions, mergers and acquisitions support, and tax structuring. Adam has worked with a variety of enterprises including closely held businesses, emerging growth companies, pre-IPO companies, complex private companies, and large public companies.

Cort Berner, Corporate Tax Partner, Atlanta, Ga.

Tom Coley, Income/Franchise Tax Partner, Charlotte, N.C.

Adam Lehmann, Tax Accounting and Risk Advisory Services Partner, Hartford, Conn.

Jeff Martin, Tax Partner, Washington, D.C.

New Managing Directors

Ryan Alexander, Corporate Tax Managing Director, Salt Lake City, Utah

Jin Bahk, Partnership Taxation Managing Director, Arlington, Va.

Donna Hebson, Corporate Tax Managing Director, Seattle, Wash.

Donna has extensive corporate tax experience working in industry, as well as in public accounting. Her technical expertise includes ASC 740, provision for income taxes and financial tax reporting, and and value-added corporate tax planning. Donna has also gained significant experience providing merger and acquisition related tax services for the companies she has worked for.

Neil Hewko, Tax Accounting and Risk Advisory Services Managing Director, Irvine, Calif.

Bridget McCann, Income/Franchise Tax Managing Director, Iselin, N.J.

Chris Oatis, Income/Franchise Tax Managing Director, Orlando, Fla.

Denece Van Pelt, Corporate Tax Managing Director, Tulsa, Okla.


In addition to these promotions, the firm has named Jamie Fowler as national managing partner of Tax Services (also effective Aug. 1).


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