Three new female leaders round out firm’s diverse talent roster
Leo Berwick, a leading M&A tax advisory firm today announced the addition of three senior tax experts to the consultancy’s expanding and diverse team.
Tania Wang joins the company as a Partner from Deloitte, where she most recently held the role of M&A Tax Managing Director. Tania’s client base at Deloitte included primarily large and middle market private equity companies across a variety of sectors, including software, healthcare, media, consumer business and business services. She also brings technical expertise to Leo Berwick, having worked in Deloitte’s Washington National Tax Subchapter C group.
Brittany Burke joins Leo Berwick as the Chief Operating Officer. Ms. Burke was formerly with KPMG, where she specialized in corporate restructurings, tax attribute planning and broader M&A tax issues. Ms. Burke replaces retiring Chief Operating Officer, David Toler, who will remain as a Senior Advisor.
Deanna Harris, who joined Leo Berwick earlier this year, previously worked with KPMG’s Washington National Tax Corporate and Passthroughs groups. She brings extensive experience and deep expertise in partnership taxation (subchapter K), S corporation taxation (subchapter S), and corporate taxation (subchapter C).
“I’m so pleased to welcome Deanna, Tania and Brittany to the Leo Berwick team,” said Nick Kato, Managing Partner of Leo Berwick. “It is a testament to our team, client base and growth plans that we can attract such accomplished talent as we deepen our focus in the infrastructure, renewables, software and healthcare sectors.”
The three join Leo Berwick as the company enters its third year with tremendous momentum. The team of tax advisors, which now numbers more than 35 having added 10 people in the last 12 months, has plans to expand its talent roster to 50 tax professionals by the end of this year. The firm worked on more than 150 deals in 2022 and is on track to more than double that number in 2023.
“We are excited to deepen our talent bench to serve more clients, especially in the infrastructure and renewables sectors, where tax is such a driver of value,” said Heather Godsmark, Chief Clients & Markets Officer at Leo Berwick. “Our team has delivered outstanding results to clients over the last three years, and we look forward to working with many more.”
Leo Berwick is a transaction tax advisory firm that understands the commercial and tax issues that arise in deals in the United States and Canada. Started by former Big 4 tax partners, Leo Berwick was created with the vision to provide dealmakers with practical, responsive, and commercial tax advice. The firm leverages decades of M&A tax experience to help a growing list of clients, including institutional investors, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, private equity firms, and publicly-listed companies. Its team covers a wide range of sectors, with deep expertise in infrastructure, renewables, healthcare and software. Leo Berwick provides value-added tax due diligence, structuring, and modeling services on transactions to clients around the world. For more information, please visit www.leoberwick.com.