International Tax Professional

Peter Palsen

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Background & History

Peter Palsen joined Frost Law as the International Tax Professional in 2020. Peter delivers world-class experience in designing, implementing, and reporting complex tax structures for conducting cross-border business activity. After retiring from a Big 4 firm as a 15-year international tax partner in New York City, Peter served as both head of international tax and head of overall tax at two major U.S. multinational companies.

For over thirty years, Peter has followed international tax developments around the world – specializing in key markets like China, India, Mexico and Brazil. He consults on all aspects of the 2017 Tax Reform Act – including the substantial business and individual tax incentives as well as required anti-deferral inclusions, foreign tax credit offset rules, and transfer pricing arrangements.

Peter has personally negotiated tens of millions of dollars of settlements of transfer pricing and other tax controversies across the globe and has participated in dozens of mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, and joint venture transactions.

Past Employment Positions

  • BDO USA, LLP, Managing Director
  • Biegel Waller Tax Advisory Services, International Tax Principal
  • Colfax Corporation, Vice President – Head of Tax
  • Ernst & Young, International Tax Partner

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