Biography

Ken has worked in public accounting since 1988, including 12 years as a partner and principal at Big Four firms. Ken is a specialist in international tax and advises clients on international tax planning, strategic cross border transactions, and investments both into and from the United States. His focus is reducing tax burdens through appropriate business planning and effective tax compliance. Ken has spent most of his career in California, but his experience includes six years on assignment in Australia and in Hong Kong. He works with clients in a variety of industries, including technology (eCommerce, software, chips, and original equipment manufacturers), film and television media, biotechnology and life sciences, financial services (private equity and real estate funds), manufacturing and export incentives, and diversified consumer products.

Selected Publications

  • "Q3 Tax Update for Technology, Clean Technology, Life Sciences, and Communications and Media Companies" (Moss Adams Insight, September 2017)
  • "US Companies Shipping Product to the United Kingdom May Be Liable for Unannounced Value-Added Tax" (Moss Adams Alert, July 2017)
  • "Q2 Tax Update for Technology, Clean Technology, Life Sciences and Communications and Media Companies" (Moss Adams Insight, June 2017)
  • "Withholding Tax and Portfolio Debt Issues for US-Source Interest Income" (Moss Adams white paper, March 2016)
  • "Extender Is Good News for Businesses with International Operations" (Moss Adams Alert, January 2016)

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Expanding Your Venture Backed Tech Business Globally
    (Radius, December 2015)

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, California Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, International Fiscal Association, United States Branch

Education

  • BS, agricultural and managerial economics, University of California, Davis
  • MBA, concentrations in accounting and finance, University of California, Davis