Sharon Katz-Pearlman

Sharon Katz-Pearlman

Head of Global Tax Dispute Resolution & Controversy Services, KPMG International and Partner, KPMG in the US

KPMG International

Sharon Katz-Pearlman is the National Principal-in-Charge of KPMG LLP's Tax Dispute Resolution practice in the U.S., as well as the Global Head of KPMG International's Tax Dispute Resolution & Controversy practice, overseeing a network of dispute resolution specialists from KPMG's member firms around the world. Sharon's client work at KPMG is focused primarily on representation before the IRS of multinational corporate clients and financial institutions, both domestic and international. She spends much of her time dealing with transfer pricing issues and cross-border disputes. Prior to joining KPMG, Sharon was a Special Litigation Attorney with the IRS Office of Chief Counsel, U.S. Department of the Treasury. Sharon is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law, where she teaches Civil Tax Controversies & Litigation, in the LLM (Tax) program. She also serves on the U.N. Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters - Subcommittee on the Mutual Agreement Process, Dispute Avoidance and Resolution. Sharon is a frequent speaker at tax conferences in the U.S. and abroad, and is listed in the International Tax Review's Tax Controversy Leaders, The Comprehensive Guide to the World's Leading Tax Controversy Advisors, ITR's Women in Tax Leaders Guide, and the Expert Guide, Women in Business Law.

Areas of expertise
Corporate Tax International Markets Middle Market National Markets Operating Effectiveness Revenue Authority Audits Tax Tax Dispute Resolution and Controversy Tax planning Tax strategies
Education and qualifications
  • BA, cum laude, Barnard College, Columbia University

  • J.D., cum laude from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University

  • L.L.M. (Taxation) from New York University School of Law

  • Admitted to the New York State bar

Professional Associations
  • Member, New York State Bar

  • American Bar Association

  • New York State Bar Association

  • Admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court

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