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The Impact of Tax Reform on Private Equity and Strategic M&A Transactions

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Date: Thursday, Feb 08, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Baker & McKenzie LLP, 660 Hansen Way, Palo Alto, CA 94304
Registration closes on: Wednesday, Feb 07, 2018 3:00 PM

The Impact of Tax Reform on Private Equity and Strategic M&A Transactions

Listen to leading experts from Baker McKenzie and RSM discuss both the domestic and international repercussions on how transactions could be impacted in 2018.

Learning objectives are:

  • Understanding of New Tax Laws and their impact on mergers & acquisitions transactions.
  • Understanding how these tax law changes might affect international / cross-border M&A deals.


Jennifer Wiskus
Partner, Tax Services


Jennifer is the West Region tax leader for RSM’s national mergers and acquisitions tax practice and one of the leaders of RSM’s national transaction cost advisory group. She has more than 20 years of experience advising large multinational corporations, privately held businesses, and private equity firms on federal tax issues related to consolidated returns, C corporations, S corporations, accounting for income taxes, and mergers, acquisitions and dispositions. Over her career, she has worked with companies in the manufacturing, retail and distribution, life sciences, technology, and professional services industries.

Jennifer’s client service focus at RSM is on advising clients on the federal tax consequences of mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, including tax structuring and tax modeling, tax due diligence—on both the buy side and sell side, change-in-control attribute analysis, bankruptcy tax analysis and structuring, debt restructuring, and stock basis and earnings and profits studies.



Kirsten Malm
Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP


Kirsten Malm is a partner in the San Francisco office, advising multinationals on federal income tax law in relation to domestic and cross-border transactions. Kirsten is a member of the Firm's Global Innovation Committee and the Firm's Global Tax Planning and Transactions Steering Committee. Kirsten is also a member of the North America Tax Practice Group’s Best Practices Committee. She speaks frequently at client seminars and conferences, including those of the Tax Executives Institute (TEI), Bloomberg BNA and the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC). Kirsten has been recognized as a leading tax professional by the Legal 500 USA and International Tax Review and as a Rising Star by Northern California Super Lawyers.




Continuing Professional Education:

One and one half  (1.5) CPE credits available. Field of Study: Taxes.

CPE CreditsFEI is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Questions regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website, www.learningmarket.org


Thursday, February 8, 2018

5:00 PM – 5:30 PM Hosted Wine and Appetizers
5:30 PM -- 7:00 PM Speaker followed by found table discussion
Please arrive early for registration!


Baker & McKenzie LLP

660 Hansen Way, Palo Alto, CA 94304

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