Mark has over 25 years of experience as a tax partner specializing in entertainment industry taxation, real estate and personal financial planning for owners and executives of closely-held businesses. His prior background includes serving in a variety of roles at KPMG, including 18 years as partner.
His experience covers a broad range of tax matters, including federal taxation for service, production, distribution, finance and sales agent companies in the entertainment industry. In addition, he has expertise in mergers and acquisitions, multi-state income, and income tax planning for pass-through entities. He also assists high-net-worth individuals with federal, state and local tax issues, as well as estate planning and representation before federal and state tax authorities.
A native of California, Mark earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from California State University at Northridge and received his Master of Science degree in taxation from Golden Gate University in San Francisco. Mark is a member of the Motion Picture and Television Tax Institute, an influential trade group comprised of tax professionals in the entertainment industry. He is also the co-author of a book titled Film Financing and Television Programming: A Taxation Guide. The book describes commonly used film financing structures along with their commercial and tax implications for production and distribution in 28 countries and several states in the U.S.