King & Spalding today announced that Kevin Glenn has joined as a partner in the New York office. Glenn, a former partner at KPMG, joins the firm’s Corporate, Finance and Investments practice group, which includes the firm’s tax practice, to provide U.S. tax advice to U.S. and foreign multinational companies on cross-border financing, joint venture, and M&A transactions.
Glenn spent over 25 years at KPMG, where clients sought him out for his extensive experience in supply chain planning, post-merger global integration, cash repatriation, and foreign tax credit planning. His practice cuts across multiple industries including consumer products, financial institutions, automotive, retail and pharmaceutical companies.
“As the firm expands its transactional practice in New York and London, Kevin’s insight and his relationships with tax executives, CFOs and in-house tax counsel around the world will be key to our ability to serve our clients,” said Todd Holleman, head of the firm’s Corporate, Finance and Investments practice.
“Kevin is a top flight U.S. tax lawyer, with deep experience in the most topical tax area, international transactional planning,” added Hap Shashy, a former IRS Chief Counsel who is a senior partner in the firm’s tax practice. “We are very happy to have him on board and look forward to working with him.”
While at KPMG, Glenn held a number of upper management positions, including partner-in-charge of U.S. International Tax and most recently was a senior technical partner based in its National Tax Practice, serving that Firm’s largest clients dealing with complex cross-border tax issues. Glenn is a member of the bar in New York and New Jersey and is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant in each state.
“Kevin’s high-level transactional experience makes him a great addition to the firm’s tax practice and to the New York office,” said Ed Kehoe who heads the firm’s New York office. “We are thrilled to welcome him to the firm.”
Since 2010, Glenn has been a part-time adjunct professor of law at Seton Hall University School of Law. He received his undergraduate degree from Montclair State University, his J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law, and his LL.M. in taxation from New York University School of Law.
“King & Spalding’s focus on expanding its domestic and global M&A practice, its talented team of senior and junior tax lawyers, and the momentum of its financial performance over the past 10 years make this an exciting next step for me professionally,” Glenn said. “I can’t wait to partner with the other lawyers of the Corporate, Finance and Investments group to grow the practice.”