The IBSA North American branch together with Frank Hirth have pleasure in inviting you to join Roy Saunders, international business structuring consultant and Founder and Chairman of the IBSA, Eric Collins and Stephen Christiano of Frank Hirth, Robert Kiggins of Culhane Meadows and Scott Davis for a discussion group meeting on Thursday 17th May 2018 at 6.30pm at the Harvard Club of New York City.
The meeting will discuss the following issues which are of paramount importance for all US enterprises with foreign source income, as well as foreign companies doing business in the US:
Networking drinks, kindly provided by Frank Hirth, will follow the discussion and offers the opportunity to meet fellow members and their guests. This event is free to IBSA members and invited guests.
Eric’s specialist area is the taxation of alternative investments, in particular private equity partnerships with UK and/or US partners, and offering withholding tax advice in the wake of the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).
Eric joined Frank Hirth in 2012, moving to our New York office in 2014 to support our business tax team. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ACA), is a US Enrolled Agent (EA), and co-authored the International Investment Funds and Private Equity (IBFD) tax portfolio: Investment Funds and Private Equity in 2012.
Roy Saunders is the founder and Chairman of the IBSA. He qualified as a chartered accountant in 1967 and created
his own niche international tax practice, International Fiscal Services (IFS), in 1971. Roy has a wealth of experience
in international tax matters having authored the book International Tax Systems and Planning Techniques (Sweet &
Maxwell) and teaching on the MA Course on International Taxation at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies at the
University of London.
Robert J. Kiggins is a member of Culhane Meadows' Corporate & General Business and Taxation groups. After 30 years of practice, he has gained extensive experience in corporate finance and tax matters, securities broker-dealers, investment advisors, investment companies, life insurance companies, hedge funds, medical practice purchases and sales, insurance agencies and bank expansion into insurance and securities fields. His focus is on helping organize start-up companies. Robert also represents a number of closely held businesses in such industries as medicine, dentistry, hospitality, direct mail monitoring and list protection, computer software, insurance agency, securities brokerage, and investment management. He is especially familiar with the regulations and compliance imposed on securities broker-dealers, investment advisors, insurance companies and insurance agencies.
Steve joined Frank Hirth LLC in 2011 as part of the Business Tax Group dealing with various partnerships and corporations. He previously worked at Ernst & Young in the financial services department focussing on US hedge funds and private equity funds.
Steve has experience in US taxation, providing a wide range of partnership and corporation tax compliance and advisory services. Steve also has knowledge of dealing with foreign transactions mainly regarding Fixed, Determinable, Annual, Periodical (FDAP) income and Effectively Connected Income (ECI) related issues. His client portfolio consists of financial services clients, general business clients and some high net worth individual clients.