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Andersen names former Big Four director as New York MD

Prior to joining Andersen, Louis Cole acted as a director at KPMG, and has previously held SALT leadership positions at Grant Thornton, Deloitte, and EY

Andersen has announced the appointment of Louis Cole as managing director to the group’s New York commercial practice.

Now responsible for state and local (SALT) issues, Cole provides the role with over 30 years’ experience in advising on various tax matters such as M&A, deal advisory, private equity, federal, and SALT.

Prior to joining Andersen, Cole acted as a director at KPMG, and has previously held SALT leadership positions at Grant Thornton, Deloitte, and EY.

Dan DePaoli, US country managing director at Andersen, said: “Louis is an established leader in the state and local tax space with an in-depth understanding of both the business and technical issues related to corporate reorganizations and life-event planning. 

“His ability to provide clients with a full-spectrum portfolio of services will be an asset to our commercial team.”

Peter Coscia, office managing director at the group, added: “Louis has a proven track record to identify and deliver specialized services in the M&A and SALT areas. 

“As our firm consistently strives to meet the needs of our clients, we look forward to the new expertise that he will bring on board.”

The appointment follows Andersen’s recent additions of both Joe Calianno and Annette Ahlers to the group’s national tax team, working out of the firm’s Washington DC and Los Angeles offices respectively.

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