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Christian Athanasoulas

Tax Practice Leader - Services, KPMG US

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Christian Athanasoulas

Tax Practice Leader - Services

Christian, the Tax Practice Leader – Services for KPMG U.S. focuses on leading the growth and operations of the  firm’s various tax services.  His responsibilities span across federal, international, state and local tax, economic and valuation services, mergers and acquisitions tax, and global mobility services, which encompasses a team of nearly 9,000 partners and professionals. 

Christian is also the Latin America Regional Managing Principal, Americas Tax & Legal* where he leads the tax and legal strategy for the One Americas Initiative in Latin America. The tax and legal practices in Latin American include more than 150 partners and 2,500 professionals from member firms across 17 countries.

Christian joined KPMG in 2000. From 2012 through 2019 Christian served as the KPMG U.S. Principal‑in‑Charge of Tax for New England and Upstate New York. Before joining KPMG, Christian was a tax attorney in the Boston office of Sullivan & Worcester LLP, where he advised clients on the tax consequences of business transactions, drafted tax provisions of legal agreements, and represented clients in tax disputes with the IRS.

Christian’s background is in international tax and mergers and acquisitions tax.  He advises corporations on the U.S. tax consequences of cross‑border business transactions. Christian has worked on transactions in more than 30 countries.

Christian is a frequent author on M&A tax and inbound investment tax issues. He has also spoken at a number of tax conferences though the United States, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East. Christian was an adjunct professor of tax law at Villanova University Law School from 2005 to 2010.

Christian earned a BS degree in business administration and JD degree from Georgetown University. While attending law school, Christian served as a senior staff member of The Tax Lawyer. Christian also completed a program in comparative business policy at Oxford University in England, and earned his LLM degree in taxation from Boston University.


* All professional services are provided by the registered and licensed KPMG member firms of KPMG International. KPMG U.S. does not provide legal services, and these services are provided only by KPMG member firms in Latin America that are permitted to do so by law.

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