Phil Cioffi is the National Leader of KPMG’s Mergers & Acquisitions Tax Practice, a group of nearly 300 professionals advising on the tax aspects of acquisitions, dispositions, and restructurings. He joined KPMG in February 2002 as a partner in the M&A Tax practice and was named East Region Partner-in-Charge in 2008. Prior to joining KPMG, Phil worked for 14 years providing tax consulting to both private equity funds and Fortune 500 companies engaged in M&A transactions. In addition to leading the M&A Tax practice, Phil continues to advise clients on the tax implications of buyouts, spin-offs, and other transactions.
His 28 years of experience includes assistance with structuring complex global transactions, providing U.S. tax advice and assisting with structuring investments around the globe (including India, China, Japan, Australia, Taiwan, and throughout Western Europe). He has also helped clients reduce the tax burden on portfolio companies and other operating businesses.
Phil has spoken at conferences for the Tax Executive Institute, the American Bar Association, and other organizations. He has also authored and contributed to articles for industry publications, including The Deal and Private Equity Analyst. In addition, Phil co-hosts KPMG’s M&A Outlook Survey Webcast, which highlights the state of the M&A market and the impact of tax planning on M&A transactions.
Phil holds an M.B.A. (Accounting), M.S. (Taxation), and B.A. (Finance) from Fordham University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in New York State.