The US Business Tax Landscape

Barton LLP

Thu 26 Sep 18:00

The IBSA North America Branch have great pleasure in inviting you to join James Guadiana of Barton LLP, Gulsey Torenli of Vistra and Stephen Christiano of Frank Hirth for a discussion group meeting in New York to examine the US Business Tax Landscape.

 

Our expert speakers will be covering:

 

  • Domestic – QOZ Developments, focusing on the Latest Regs, Hot Markets and QOZ Fund Structures
  • International - US Multinationals (GILTI, FDII, BEAT – including the status of state/local conformity to federal law)

 

Networking drinks will follow the discussion and offers the opportunity to meet fellow members and their guests. 

 

 

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The IBSA holds regular global discussion group meetings, providing our members with knowledge on a variety of topics fundamentally important to entrepreneurs and all aspects of business structuring. 

 

We welcome first time guests who have not previously been to an IBSA event. After that, we invite you to join the Association, to attend future events and to take advantage of all membership benefits.

 

 

 

Speakers

James Guadiana
James Guadiana
Partner, Barton LLP
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James Guadiana

Partner, Barton LLP

Jim Guadiana focuses his practice on the tax aspects of domestic and international transactions and investments. He serves as advisor to public and privately-held multinational companies and investment firms with regard to their operations and investments in the United States. Jim also has extensive experience as tax advisor to a number of public corporations listed on the London, Hong Kong, and Toronto stock exchanges. Jim is respected domestically and internationally for his ability to identify and resolve unique and complex tax issues in domestic and cross-border investments in a myriad of fields. Jim also has represented clients before U.S. tax agencies and U.S. tax tribunals.

Stephen Christiano
Stephen Christiano
Associate Director of Frank Hirth
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Stephen Christiano

Associate Director of Frank Hirth

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.

Gulsey Torenli
Gulsey Torenli
Director, Vistra
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Gulsey Torenli

Director, Vistra

Gulsey Torenli is Director and Head of Product Management, Alternative Investments in North America of Vistra US LLC.   Gulsey joined Vistra in 2018 and is based in New York. 

 

She is responsible for assisting in the execution of the AI strategy.  Her responsibilities include AI operations both within the Private Equity and Real Estate Private Equity space. 
 

With over 15 years of professional experience in financial services, Gulsey has held senior roles in Private Equity and Private Equity Real Estate accounting at various organizations including, Lehman Brothers, ABP Investments, SS&C/Geller Co., Goldman Sachs and Citco Fund Services LLC. 
 

In her most recent role at Citco Fund Services, she was Senior Vice President in the Private Equity Fund Services Group overseeing Hybrid Private Equity and Private Equity clients.  

 

Gulsey holds a MBA in Accounting and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Pace University. 

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