McGuire Sponsel Adds International Tax Practice

McGuire Sponsel of Indianapolis, a specialty tax consulting firm, has acquired Raleigh, N.C.-based Align Global Consulting, an international tax firm.

TJ Sponsel II, McGuire Sponsel managing shareholder, says, “Our clients have expressed a true need for a critical and complex international tax solution. Align Global’s technical experience, cultural and commercial awareness and appreciation for the CPA/client relationship made it the obvious choice to bring a solution to the market.”

Sean King, founder and president of Align Global Consulting, will join McGuire Sponsel and lead the firm’s new international tax practice. King’s portfolio includes multiple large-scale agreement negotiations with some of the world’s most recognizable brands. King counsels clients on international corporate structuring for both outbound operations of U.S. multinationals and inbound operations of foreign multinationals.

The addition of Align Global introduces international tax to McGuire Sponsel’s technical tax expertise and enables local and regional CPA firms to fill a void. McGuire Sponsel now offers expertise in global expansion, global business structuring, cross-border transactions including transfer pricing, and international tax planning for outbound and inbound investments.

In May 2019, the firm doubled its cost segregation practice through the acquisition of Ernst & Morris. The firm now offers R&D tax credits, cost segregation, international tax (including IC-DISC) and credits and incentives.