Latin America Practice

Embracing Possibility at Home and Abroad

Whether you’re conducting business in Mexico or South America, raising a round of venture capital financing, or you’re a Latin America-based company seeking accounting and consulting services in the United States, our Latin America Practice team members can help you pursue your global business goals.

To establish a strong business foundation across international borders, it’s important to collaborate with advisors who help you operate confidently during every phase of  the complicated process. Our professionals’ extensive international backgrounds will help you make informed decisions while building a long-term partnership that will continue to support you and your business, no matter your location.

When it comes to strengthening businesses, one strategy doesn’t apply to all. That’s why services are tailored to your organization’s needs with a specialized set of solutions that help you explore, understand, and embrace emerging opportunity.

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Who We Serve

Our Latin America Practice clientele includes:

  • Latin American-based companies with US subsidiaries
  • Venture capital-backed companies
  • Privately-owned companies
  • US-based companies with Latin American subsidiaries
  • Venture capital and private equity firms

We represent Latin American clients that have raised more than $3 billion in venture capital financing. Our professionals work with organizations across more than 30 industries, with many of our Latin America Practice clients operating in the following fields:

Representative Clients

Our professionals have delivered business solutions to a number of notable Latin American clients.

  • Cornershop, Mexico City
  • Konfio, Mexico City
  • Loggi, São Paulo
  • Creditas, São Paulo
  • Loft, São Paulo
  • Monashees Capital, São Paulo
  • Quinto Andar, São Paulo
  • GuiaBolso, São Paulo
  • Neoway, Florianopolis

How We Help Clients

Discover how you and your business can thrive with the help of our integrated mix of tax, assurance, and consulting services.

Investor Tax Reporting

  • Structuring for taking on venture capital financing
  • Preparation of annual investor tax reporting packages for compliance with Investor Rights Agreement requirements, including Schedule K-1s
  • Annual passive foreign investment company (PFIC) analysis

Global Influence

Our alliance with Praxity allows you and your business to tap into the resources of 103 countries and territories. This network helps support you in a variety of local markets and can connect you to more than 35,400 professionals with on-the-ground knowledge and language capabilities in each location.

Leaders

Meet the professionals who can help you explore and embrace opportunity in the complex field of international commerce.


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Partner, CPA
Email | (408) 558-4338

Christine Ballard has been practicing public accounting since 1988, beginning her career in the federal tax practice, and specializing in international tax planning for inbound and outbound businesses for more than 15 years. She works with a variety of clients in the technology, agriculture and manufacturing industries, including start-ups, both domestic and foreign, assisting these innovative companies with structuring their venture financing through offshore holding structures. She’s a member of Moss Adams India Practice and Latin America Practice teams and serves as the firm’s Latin America tax services liaison, providing seamless global relationships for clients. She’s been involved with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) for more than 10 years and is currently the chair of the AICPA’s Passive Foreign Investment Company Task Force (PFIC). She’s also past chair of the International Tax Technical Resource Panel, which submits guidance and recommendations to the IRS and Department of Treasury on international tax matters and has lately focused on the international aspects of US tax reform.


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Partner, CPA
Email | (408) 558-7666

Andy Mattson has practiced public accounting in Silicon Valley since 1985. He founded the firm’s Latin America Practice in 2013 and runs the Brazil desk. He’s part of the Technology Practice and represents more than 125 Latin American companies that have raised venture capital financing and have holding company structures. He also has a unique set of tax consulting skills in serving funds, its investors, and general partners. In addition, he works with start-up and emerging-growth companies in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, income taxes, and multistate and international tax planning. He also provides tax planning and compliance services to private clients and their entities.


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Partner, CPA
Email | (408) 558-3233

Brian Steuber has practiced public accounting since 1992. He provides deep insight on complex tax matters to individuals and companies alike. He specializes in private client services, both domestically and internationally, and works with companies with global mobility tax service needs. These services focus on individual income tax planning and compliance, equity compensation, and wealth management. He’s also provided wealth management services to C-level and other key executives regarding stock options, equity transaction planning, and other complex investment tax issues and structuring.


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Partner, CPA
Email | (858) 627-1425

Gerardo Godinez has provided accounting services to private and public middle-market and emerging growth companies since 2002. He provides assurance services, consults on complex technical and accounting matters, and assists with internal control assessments for clients in the technology, life sciences, manufacturing and distribution, and professional services industries. He also examines compliance with regulatory and business contracts and oversees the development of audit plans for financial statement audits. He’s knowledgeable of the SEC’s conflict minerals rule and assists clients with various aspects of their conflict mineral compliance programs.

He currently serves as a member of the firm’s Corporate Social Responsibility Advisory Board and has led various firm-wide engagement management initiatives and technical training sessions regarding revenue recognition, equity-based transactions, and cost accounting.