Chris Kotarba (“Chris K”) is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal Taxand in San Jose. He specialises in international tax and his primary areas of concentration are planning, structuring, and transfer pricing, both outbound and inbound, for multinational companies of all sizes. Mr. Kotarba has worked with clients across various industries, including technology (both software and hardware), pharma, medical devices, and financial services.
Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Kotarba spent eight years as an attorney with DLA Piper in Palo Alto. He led over a dozen global expansion and other corporate restructuring projects as well as developed a focus for US companies with Asian operations and closed a high-profile joint venture in China. In addition, Mr. Kotarba helped companies onshore their IP to the US, both permanently and temporarily. He was also briefly seconded to DLA Piper’s Hong Kong office, where he worked with Asian companies expanding to the US.
Mr. Kotarba earned a Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School and a Master of Laws in taxation from NYU School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in California, New York, and Massachusetts. Mr. Kotarba is the current President of the San Francisco Foreign Tax Club.