San Francisco, Calif. – August 1, 2017 – BPM LLP announced today, Corporate Tax Partner, Julie West will Chair its Corporate Tax Practice allowing current Corporate Tax Chair, Bob Houston to focus on expanding the Firm’s M&A, SALT and R&D specialty services lines. 

“This is an exciting transition for our clients and our Firm,” said Tom Garigliano, Tax Practice Group Leader.

“The combination of expertise and leadership Julie and Bob bring to the table will help BPM maintain its position as the Firm of choice in the complex world of corporate tax.”

As part of BPM’s mission is to wow clients with its service, depth of knowledge and intimate understanding of their business and financial challenges, the Firm continues to find opportunities to diversify service offerings. Earlier this month, BPM expanded its presence to Eugene, Oregon by combining with information security firm Info@Risk, Inc., providing high-value comprehensive penetration testing and risk assessments for clients.

The Firm’s Corporate Tax Practice assists with domestic and foreign tax analysis and filings, controversies (e.g. IRS audits), income tax provisions (FAS 109/ ASC 740), FIN 48 analysis for uncertain tax positions, tax credit incentives (e.g. R&D Tax Credits), state tax nexus studies and Section 382 studies to determine limitations on tax attributes.

BPM is named to Accounting Today’s “Beyond the Top 100 Firms to Watch” list as one of the Top 10 Firms in the West. BPM is also the winner of Inavero’s Best Accounting in Client Satisfaction, an honor less than 1% of all accounting firms in the U.S. and Canada earned for providing exemplary client service. 

About BPM
Founded in 1986, BPM is one of the largest California-based public accounting and advisory firms, ranked as one of the 50 major firms in the country. With six offices across the Bay Area – as well as offices in Oregon, Hong Kong and the Cayman Islands – we serve emerging, mid-cap, and closely-held businesses as well as high-net-worth individuals in a broad reach of industries. From financial services, technology, life science and consumer business to real estate, nonprofits, wine and craft beverages, we are committed to the success of our clients. Our International Tax Practice is one of the largest on the West Coast and our well-recognized SEC Practice serves approximately 35 public reporting companies. We are listed as one of the “Best Public Accounting Firms for Women,” and the San Francisco Business Times, North Bay Business Journal and Silicon Valley Business Journal all list BPM as one of the “Best Places to Work.” Accounting Today ranked us as the #1 “Best Firm to Work for” in the nation, in the Large Firm Category, and one of the Top 10 Firms in the West. We have been recognized by Inavero as a “Best of Accounting” winner for client service excellence – an honor less than 1% of all accounting firms in the U.S. and Canada earned, for providing exemplary client service. Most recently, ranked us as the #1 Firm for Diversity and Minorities, and #21 in the 2018 Vault Accounting 50.