Daily News: December 6, 2017

Critzer Joins A&M Taxand San Jose Office

Alvarez & Marsal Taxand, an affiliate of Alvarez & Marsal, appointed transfer pricing expert Margaret Critzer senior advisor in the San Jose, CA office.

Critzer brings more than 20 years of experience counseling clients on strategic and operational transfer pricing initiatives. Additionally, she adds global business structuring and corporate accounting services.

“Vast uncertainties surrounding potential changes to the United States tax code are posing complex questions and challenges to companies,” said Marc Alms, managing director, A&M Taxand in New York. “Margaret’s particular expertise in planning for intangibles and other issues faced by high-growth tech companies is critical for addressing our clients’ needs in this rapidly evolving regulatory environment.”

Critzer has advised companies in bilateral and unilateral advance pricing agreement applications and audit defense, and has developed business infrastructure to mitigate risk from a tax and operational standpoint. She also has assembled legal entities, managed global audits, filed foreign tax returns and maintained document libraries.

Prior to joining A&M, Critzer served as director of global business services at Stanford University where she oversaw a range of international activities requiring tax administration. Prior to that, she was a transfer pricing consultant to Apple. Critzer also served as a principal and partner-in-charge at KPMG, where she was responsible for the company’s Silicon Valley transfer pricing team.

“Margaret’s in-depth expertise allows us to offer a complete suite of tax services for our Silicon Valley clients while expanding the capabilities of our growing global transaction tax team,” added Douglas Sayuk, managing director, A&M Taxand in San Jose.