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Resume for Afoma M. for Editor / Writer / Publisher / Entertainment, Music, Film & Arts in Los Angeles, California

Occupation: Editor / Writer / Publisher Industry: Entertainment, Music, Film & Arts
Country: United States City: Los Angeles
State: California ZIP: 90046

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Afoma M.

N Orange Grove Ave., Apartment Ÿ West Hollywood, CA

Ph .. Ÿ Ÿ  

Professional overview 

Experienced bilingual attorney with extensive crossfunctional practical experience.  Core competencies are:

  • Mergers and Acquisitions,
  • U.S. and International Tax Planning and Compliance,
  • Key areas of expertise include Subpart F, transfer pricing, corporate reorganizations, and crossborder leasing and financing transactions

  • Employee Benefits Law, and
  • Human Resources Training & Recruiting.


    Certified Public Accountant CPA, May

    ChicagoKent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois  

    Masters in Taxation LL.M. in International Taxation, December

    Juris Doctor J.D. with emphasis on Corporate Law & Taxation, June  

    Illinois Institute of Technology, Stuart School of Business, Chicago, Illinois

    Masters in Business Administration M.B.A., December  

    University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois 

    Bachelor of Arts B.A. in Psychology, June  


  • A threeyear sabbatical from professional employment to complete a major volume of nonfiction.  Target completion date:  September .                                                                                                    Present

    CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD, INC., Los Angeles, California                       Present

    An International Commercial Real Estate Firm that provides Global Real Estate Solutions


  • Research and survey commercial properties using online real estate database software such as CoStar and RealQuest.
  • CoM.le and document relevant sales, purchases, and lease documents using Microsoft Office word and excel spreadsheets.
  • Calculate and process brokerage commissions. 

    Deloitte tax LLP 

    A subsidiary of Deloitte & Touche USA LLP, the US member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu.  Deloitte Tax is a leading professional services firm providing business advisory and tax consulting services

    International Tax Manager

  • Structured international tax transactions using tax treaties to minimize US and foreign income taxes for USbased multinational clients. 
  • Completed the international tax analysis and due diligence on a number of  mergers and acquisitions projects for private equity and corporate strategic buyers. 
  • Assisted clients in understanding the implications of international tax developments before making tax effective foreign investments.

    Afoma M.

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    GLOBAL RECRUITERS NETWORK, Chicago, Illinois                         

    A National Executive Search Firm

    Recruitment Consultant

  • Developed and managed client accounts in a high volume and fast paced environment. 
  • Placed executive level technical professionals through networking and recruitment action plans. 
  • Managed clients and candidates expectations through active communications, counseling, and negotiations.
  • Extensive use of database software and programs, including consulting and placement solutions and internet search engines.


    A Swiss projectbased architectural firm

    Project Consultant, Geneva, Switzerland

  • Financial analysis and accounting due diligence on architectural projects prior to formal bids.
  • Created and delivered standard  and ad hoc reports for senior management teams; identified reporting issues which impacted data availability and integrity and actively proposed solutions to ensure best practices. 

    Caterpillar, Inc.  

    A Fortune leading manufacturer of construction and earth moving equipment, mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines and industrial gas turbines 

    European Tax Manager, Caterpillar Sarl, Geneva, –  

    International Tax Planning Manager, Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Illinois,  

    Senior Tax Attorney, Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Illinois, –

    Had regional tax oversight for Caterpillar manufacturing companies operating in Germany, Italy, the CIS, and for all Caterpillar Financial Services subsidiaries in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East a total of Taxable Entities; $M of Income Taxes.  Emphasis was on the planning and implementation of various acquisitions and restructuring initiatives, management of postrestructuring efforts, and government representation and compliance.

  • U.S. and International Taxation:  Worked with Caterpillar’s business services managers and corporate services departments Legal, Accounting, Treasury, & HR to ensure that Caterpillar operations in my assigned territories were structured, funded, and operated in a tax efficient manner taking business and operational concerns into account. Quantified and communicated the tax implications of various transactions as they related to current and proposed U.S. tax legislation.  Coordinated responses to IRS, state and local tax audits and appeals, as well as audit information requests for Caterpillar entities in Germany, Italy, and the CIS. Managed government auditors during visits to Caterpillar facilities, and represented Caterpillar entities at official government hearings.
  • Primary implementation team member on a subpart F and income recharacterization project.  Negotiated favorable tax rulings to reduce the project’s implementation costs by more than $M.  Project annual aftertax cash savings of $M.
  • Mergers & Acquisitions:  Conducted market research on potential acquisitions, evaluated the strategic alternatives, and developed and implemented the restructuring strategies and tax structures on a number of corporate acquisition projects to further growth initiatives.  Focused legal and tax due diligence to minimize the tax consequences of the mergers and acquisitions and postmerger integration issues.
  • Acquisition of an Italian subsidiary and its subsequent merger with two existing Caterpillar manufacturing entities in Italy to secure annual aftertax cash savings of $.M for years.
  • HR Training and Recruitment:  Developed and implemented personnel conflict resolution strategies for change management issues that arose within the context of restructuring initiatives.  Served as a strategic and tactical business partner to Executive Management for purposes of handling facets of training and human resources related issues i.e., new hire orientation, succession planning, and annual performance reviews for a department of persons.   Created, wrote, and edited a bimonthly publication to inform management of the domestic and international fiscal newsworthy items that affected operating businesses.

    Afoma M.

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    GARDNER, CARTON & DOUGLAS, Chicago, Illinois   –  

    A midsized national law firm with specialization in corporate, employee compensation and benefits, and litigation

    Associate Attorney

    Practice focused on employee benefits law ERISA for corporate clients.

  • Developed the design and plan features of various qualified and nonqualified employee benefit plans including executive compensation plans and employee incentive plans; and interfaced with vendors for the benefit plans and counseled clients on plan compliance testing issues.
  • Prepared amendments and restatements of Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution plans and prepared IRS applications for Private Letter Rulings and other determinations on various plan issues.
  • Coordinated responses to information requests from the Department of Labor, PBGC, and the IRS.
  • Assisted in litigation i.e., prepared written motions and petitions on various matters in the areas of general corporate and employee benefits law.
  • Work Background from Earlier Periods Include: 
  • Investigated requests for funding proposals RFPs from corporations, private foundations, and government agencies; and prepared the formal program proposals and reports for fundraising.
  • Managed the design, layout, and content of the publication and marketing materials used to develop and recruit for the various program components. 
  • Administered and managed the annual budgetary process, negotiating with internal business units on under/over recovery issues; and prepared the annual business plan and financial forecasts.
  • Managed and supervised a staff of .

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