Deborah Fields

Partner in Charge, Passthroughs Group, Washington National Tax


Deborah Fields is the partner in charge of the Passthroughs Group for KPMG LLP’s (KPMG) Washington National Tax practice. 

Debbie advises clients on tax planning for partnership transactions, debt restructurings, and like-kind exchanges. Her clients include private equity and alternative investment funds, real estate funds, energy funds, and operating partnerships. She has experience in managing client engagements, analyzing and evaluating relevant financial data, providing research and consulting services, and preparing and reviewing federal and state tax returns for partnerships and their partners.

Debbie is also responsible for instructing at the firm’s seminars on the topics of taxation of partnerships, like-kind exchanges, and real estate transactions. In addition to instructing at these seminars, she lectures at other venues on the subject of partnership tax matters, as well as writing on the topic.

Debbie joined KPMG in 1988. Prior to moving to the firm’s Washington National Tax practice in 1996, she worked in KPMG’s Washington DC office where she provided both audit and tax services to clients.

Debbie is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and served as chair of its Partnership Taxation Technical Resource Panel. She is also a member of the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants. Debbie earned her BS/BA degree from Georgetown University.

About KPMG’s Passthroughs Group

The Passthroughs Group is responsible for providing insight to KPMG professionals and clients regarding the federal taxation of partnerships, real estate investment trusts, and S corporations across all major industries.  In addition, the Passthroughs Group advises in specialty areas such as like-kind exchanges, oil and gas, leasing, and excise taxes. Client services include transaction structuring, the issuance of opinions, and requesting private letter rulings. 

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