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BKD appoints new International Tax Services partner

Before joining BKD, Simpson served as an international tax partner and practice leader at a New England advisory firm

BKD CPAs and Advisors’ National Tax Services (NTS) division has appointed Brooke Simpson as an international tax partner based in the firm’s Nashville office.

Simpson will provide BKD clients with strategic tax planning for U.S. and foreign multinational organizations and funds.

BKD said she has “extensive experience” with international structures, including operations and restructurings, Subpart F, GILTI, foreign tax credits, repatriation, permanent establishments, corporate reorganizations, transfer pricing and principal structures.

Simpson also brings “significant private equity advisory experience” on international tax aspects of the mergers and acquisitions process through Internal Revenue Code Section 304(a)(1) and (a)(2) transaction planning, IP planning and debt pushdown structures in the global tax restructuring process.

Rob Wagner, managing partner of BKD’s NTS divisions, said: “Growing our internal services has been one of the top focus areas of our Governing Board. I look forward to Brooke expanding our international tax service footprint in the Southeast region.”

Before joining BKD, Simpson served as an international tax partner and practice leader at a New England advisory firm, and she also brings 14 years of experience from international firms.

Nashville partner Jim Regnier said: “Brooke will be a great asset to our Nashville team and the greater region. “Having an International Tax Services partner in Nashville will help us build on established and new international client relationships.”

Simpson has spent more than 10 years as an adjunct professor for University of Massachusetts Boston, where she develops and teaches various international and federal tax courses at the undergraduate and graduate level.

She added: “I’m excited for this new opportunity, and I’m looking forward to working with BKD colleagues to help expand our international footprint in Tennessee and the Southeast region.”

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