Houlihan Lokey hired Howard Steinberg as a managing director and global head of tax restructuring within its financial and valuation advisory business.

Steinberg, who is based in New York, joined Houlihan Lokey following a 33-year career at KPMG, most recently as global head of restructuring, tax and legal for KPMG International, where he led tax structuring and due diligence services for global corporate and financial clients. Steinberg’s prior roles also include serving as partner in charge for both the M&A tax and tax restructuring services groups at KPMG U.S. .

“We could not be more delighted that Howard has joined our firm,” Drew Koecher, global co-head of financial and valuation advisory at Houlihan Lokey, said. “Howard and I have worked together extensively during the past 20 years. His tax expertise and extraordinary track record in many of the largest global restructurings and M&A transactions, several alongside our leading financial restructuring team, is well known. Howard is the perfect addition to our rapidly growing M&A tax and restructuring advisory teams as we continue to expand the scope of tax services we provide to our global client base. Howard’s leadership, team values and commercial focus on exceptional client outcomes make for an excellent cultural fit with Houlihan Lokey.”

“I’m thrilled to join Houlihan Lokey and help further establish the firm as a global leader in tax advisory,” Steinberg said. “The opportunity to team on M&A and restructuring transactions with our leading global financial restructuring, capital markets and corporate finance colleagues is tremendous. I look forward to leading the development of our global and U.S. restructuring tax teams and building on the impressive momentum that Houlihan Lokey has achieved in this practice to date.”

“As we strive to continuously enhance the suite of services Houlihan Lokey delivers to its clients, Howard’s deep expertise in a wide range of distressed situations will be beneficial to our financial restructuring clients around the world. We are excited to partner with him and add this expertise to our market-leading platform,” David Hilty, global co-head of the financial restructuring group at Houlihan Lokey, said.

Steinberg is a licensed CPA in New York and a certified insolvency and restructuring advisor.