Michael H. Lippman is based in Taxand USA where he is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal Taxand, LLC. Michael, who brings 28 years of tax experience, is a nationally-recognized leader in the field of state and local taxation.
Michael serves many of the country's largest corporations, providing planning, consulting and controversy services, often in connection with bankruptcy proceeding, acquisitions, dispositions and reorganizations. He plays a critical role in upholding the quality and technical integrity of the firm's state and local tax services.
Prior to joining the USA Taxand practice, Alvarez & Marsal Taxand, LLC, Michael also held numerous practice and technical leadership positions with KPMG and Ernst & Young, including National Partner in Charge of State and Local Tax Services. During his tenure with these firms, he consulted with many of the largest multi-national companies on an array of state and local tax matters, including income tax and incentives, sales and transactions, property and employment tax issues. Michael has worked with clients across a wide range of industries, including telecommunications, transportation, consumer markets, industrial and financial services. Previously, Michael was an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, where he taught state and local taxation in the Masters of Taxation Program.
Michael also served as Vice President, Technical and Strategic Tax Services, with Liquid Engines, Inc. In this role, he helped to guide the company's product and services portfolio, and was responsible for the tax integrity of its tax software, which served the state and local, international and tax accounting needs of the Fortune 1000. In addition, he drove strategic business development by partnering with thought leaders in the corporate, academic and professional communities.
Michael received a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of North Carolina and a master's degree in taxation from Georgetown University, graduating from both schools as valedictorian. Michael was the recipient of the Elijah Watt Sells award and the North Carolina Silver Medal for the May 1980 CPA examination. He is a frequent speaker and author on state tax matters, and an active participant on numerous organizational and academic boards, including the Georgetown University Institute on State and Local Taxation, University of North Carolina at Charlotte's Graduate Advisory Board and the University's Foundation Board.
Areas of Expertise
- U.S. State and Local Tax Planning
- Bankruptcy Proceedings
- Dispositions and Reorganisations