Pepper Hamilton Expands Tax Practice Group

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pepper Hamilton LLP announced today that Annette Ahlers has joined the firm's Los Angeles office as Of Counsel in the Tax Practice Group.

Ahlers rejoins Pepper Hamilton from Moss Adams LLP, where she served as a principal in the firm's National Tax Practice Group. Prior to her time at Moss Adams LLP, she spent eight years at Pepper Hamilton as partner in the Tax Practice Group and 12 years at Ernst & Young LLP as director of M&A tax services for the mid-Atlantic area.

Ahlers' practice focuses on providing guidance to large and mid-sized companies on corporate tax matters. She has extensive experience in various areas of tax litigation, including: advising companies in M&A transactions and tax structuring, determining availability of net operating losses, tax issues associated with formation and liquidation of corporations, identifying capitalization and deduction opportunities, and applying for and receiving private letter rulings from the IRS.

"Annette's unrivaled experience in and knowledge of corporate tax law will greatly enhance our Tax Practice Group," said Joan Arnold, chair of the firm's Tax Practice Group. "We are very pleased to have her back at Pepper and look forward to her continued work here at the firm."

Ahlers is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, where she received her LL.M. In addition, she received her J.D. from California Western School of Law and B.A. from the University of Washington.

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