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Alex
Waniek, JD, LLM
Partner, International Tax
60 South Market Street, Suite 800
San Jose, CA 95113

Overview

Alex has over 20-years of experience as an international tax and transfer pricing specialist, serving multi-national clients from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies in a wide range of industries. Alex’s practice includes assisting multi-national clients establish and operate their international activities in the most tax-efficient and administratively feasible manner. Areas in which Alex has had extensive practical experience include developing and implementing foreign supply chains for offshore manufacturing and trading operations, intellectual property migration and planning for technology and early-stage pharma companies, global investment and financing arrangements, earnings repatriation strategies, foreign tax credit planning to optimize foreign tax credit utilization, inbound investment strategies into the U.S., tax treaty interpretation, transfer pricing and cost sharing arrangements, and tax controversy.

Prior to joining BPM, Alex worked for over 20-years in public accounting with Big 4 accounting firms including Ernst & Young and Arthur Andersen, and served in various practice roles throughout the West Coast. Alex has extensive experience serving clients in the technology, software, health sciences, real estate, engineering and construction industries including large semi-conductor manufacturers, software developers and e-commerce service providers, traditional manufacturers and distributors, and early-stage biotech companies operating within and outside of the U.S. His tax controversy experience includes representing clients in cross-border competent authority proceedings as well as IRS examinations.

Alex frequently speaks at seminars throughout the U.S. and abroad, and has spoken at TEI functions and Bloomberg training events held for tax professionals.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member – American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member – California State Bar

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Education

  • J.D., L.L.M. in Taxation – University of San Diego School of Law
  • B.A., Economics – University of California Los Angeles