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Alvarez & Marsal Bolsters Federal Tax Practice, Adds Goodwin as Managing Director

February 10, 2021, 08:00 AM

Alvarez & Marsal Taxand, LLP (A&M Taxand), an affiliate of leading global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal (A&M), has strengthened its Federal Tax practice with the appointment of Elizabeth “Libby” Goodwin as a Managing Director. Ms. Goodwin’s hire augments the firm’s Federal Tax capabilities and supports A&M Taxand’s commitment to solve clients’ increasingly complex tax concerns.

Goodwin brings over 20 years of tax advisory experience, serving 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, Ms. Goodwin has held numerous roles in the asset management industry, focusing on credit matters, tax-advantaged entities and real estate assets.
She has led the oversight of large compliance engagements, fund formation and launches, and entity-level transactions, including merger and acquisition of funds. Ms. Goodwin has also 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,” said Ernesto R. Perez, Managing Director and Global Practice Leader of Alvarez & Marsal Taxand. “Elizabeth’s expertise managing broader tax implications and investment concerns enhances our ability to deliver on our leadership, action, results credo.”

Tyler Horton, Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal Taxand, added: “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.”

Prior to joining A&M, Ms. Goodwin was a Partner at KPMG, serving in the Financial Services Tax team. She has also worked at Ares Management, Allied Capital and EY. Ms. Goodwin earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from College of William and Mary. She is a Certified Public Accountant in New York and Virginia.

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