Principal, Passthroughs, Washington National Tax, KPMG US
Principal, Passthroughs, Washington National Tax
Monisha Santamaria joined KPMG as principal in the firm’s Washington National Tax practice. Previously, Monisha served as a Legislation Counsel for the Joint Committee of Taxation, assisting congressional tax-writing committees and members of Congress with the development and analysis of legislative proposals.
Prior to that, Monisha was a senior manager in the national tax department of another Big Four firm, advising clients on a wide range of U.S. federal income tax issues impacting domestic and foreign partnerships. Earlier in her career, she worked as a tax associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, primarily counseling multinational corporations on the U.S. federal income tax aspects of joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures, and as a tax planning associate at Bingham McCutchen LLP, chiefly serving Fortune 50, financial sector, and energy industry clients.
Monisha is an active member of the tax profession. She serves as a vice-chair of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation’s Partnership Committee. She previously taught an advanced partnership tax course at the Loyola Law School and has spoken and published extensively on a variety of tax law issues. Monisha has been recognized as one of the top lawyers under 40 in the American Bar Association.
Monisha holds a JD degree from Stanford Law School. She earned a Masters degree in history and a BA degree, summa cum laude, in history from Tulane University.