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Alvarez & Marsal Taxand adds two managing directors

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Chicago, Ill., USA - February 5, 2010, Chicago, Ill., USA - Alvarez & Marsal Taxand, LLC, a founding member of the global network of independent tax firms, announced that Keith Kechik and John Easterday have joined the firm as managing directors in Chicago.

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With more than three decades of experience handling tax matters related to private equity funds and global companies, Mr. Kechik has a deep understanding of various transactional matters such as structured finance investments, mergers and acquisitions, disposition strategies, joint ventures, securitizations, leasing and cross-border planning. He most recently served as the western region partner-in-charge of mergers and acquisitions with the Transaction Tax Services group at KPMG.

Previously, Mr. Kechik was a partner with both Deloitte and Arthur Andersen, where he spent more than twenty-five years combined. A licensed Certified Public Accountant for the state of Illinois, he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from De Paul University.

Mr. Easterday concentrates on state income and franchise taxation for middle market to Fortune 50 companies, including matters such as managing controversy, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and compliance. He also has extensive industry knowledge in sales and use, as well as property and employment taxes. Most recently, he spent four years as a managing director with True Partners Consulting where he led the State Income and Franchise Tax and Employment Tax practices.


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