Alvarez & Marsal Taxand, an affiliate of global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal, added Elizabeth “Libby” Goodwin to its federal tax practice as a managing director.

Goodwin has more than 20 years of tax advisory experience. She has served at both consulting and public accounting firms, as well as serving as an in-house tax advisor for investment companies. Over the course of her career, Goodwin has held numerous roles in the asset management industry, focusing on credit matters, tax-advantaged entities and real estate assets.

She has also overseen compliance engagements, fund formation and launches, and entity-level transactions, including merger and acquisition of funds. Goodwin also has worked on evaluating the tax implications of potential investments, restructuring distressed investments and managing tax matters in exits from portfolio companies.

“We anticipate the ongoing amendments to tax laws to accelerate under the new administration in Washington, D.C., raising the prospects of tax complexities facing our clients. Navigating these issues requires in-depth knowledge of the current tax environment and the foresight to prepare for tomorrow’s challenges,” Ernesto R. Perez, managing director and global practice leader of Alvarez & Marsal Taxand, said. “Elizabeth’s expertise managing broader tax implications and investment concerns enhances our ability to deliver on our leadership, action results credo.”

“Elizabeth’s experience aligns with A&M’s operational heritage and advances our capabilities to minimize liability and mitigate risk for clients. Her joining strengthens our objective to maximize value by providing robust tax advisory services that leverage the firm’s technical expertise and bench strength,” Tyler Horton, managing director with Alvarez & Marsal Taxand, said.

Prior to joining A&M, Goodwin served as a partner at KPMG in the financial services tax department. She also has worked at Ares Management, Allied Capital and EY.