Sharon Katz-Pearlman

Principal-in-Charge, Tax Dispute Resolution


Sharon leads KPMG's US and Global Tax Controversy and Dispute Resolution practices and has extensive experience in all aspects of tax controversy, first as a litigator for the Department of Treasury, IRS Office of Chief Counsel, and then with KPMG. Sharon represents multinationals and financial institutions on a variety of domestic and international issues at all levels of their IRS matter, from pre-examination (rulings, Pre-Filing Agreements, voluntary disclosures) through post-Appeals mediation. Much of her practice is focused on transfer pricing disputes and Competent Authority matters.

Sharon is a frequent speaker at tax conferences on a variety of topics including IRS controversy, developments in the global disputes enforcement landscape, and work-life balance issues. In 2017, she was appointed to the UN Tax Subcommittee on the Mutual Agreement Process, Dispute Avoidance and Resolution. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at NYU School of Law, where she teaches civil tax controversy. Sharon is listed in the International Tax Review’s (“ITR”) Tax Controversy Leaders, The Comprehensive Guide to the World’s Leading Tax Controversy Advisors, and ITR’s Women in Tax Leaders Guide. She holds a B.A., cum laude, from Barnard College, Columbia University, a J.D., cum laude, from the Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University and an L.L.M. (Tax) from the NYU School of Law. 

Sharon Katz-Pearlman

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