Advisory and accounting firm Mercadien has announced that Rahim Noorani, CPA, MAcc, has joined the firm as a managing director and principal in the firm’s tax department. Noorani comes to Mercadien with more than 15 years of diversified experience in partnership and corporate taxation along with federal, state, international and personal tax compliance; specializing in investment funds, operating partnerships and portfolio companies.
As a member of the Mercadien’s Private Company Services Group, Noorani will serve as a subject matter expert in providing optimum tax structures and strategies for his private company clients and their owners. Additionally, he will work with the firm’s Transaction Advisory Services Group, offering guidance from a tax perspective to clients who are buying or selling a business through advising them on deal structures, performing tax due diligence, and assisting with succession and exit planning.
Myron M. Gellman, MBA, CMC, CBA, managing director and managing principal of Mercadien, stated, “We, at Mercadien, are very excited to have Rahim join our professional client service team as a managing director and principal. The addition of Rahim will expand Mercadien’s existing tax expertise in a few industries, especially within the financial services industry – specifically hedge funds and private equity groups. Mercadien continues to grow and will further expand our service offering capabilities moving forward.”
Prior to joining Mercadien, Noorani was a tax director at a Big 4 accounting firm, where he specialized in federal tax compliance and consulting services for wealth management companies and assisted with reviewing partnership agreements, purchase/sale agreements, M&A transactions, carry/waterfall models and statutory tax filings. Additionally, he led a large team of federal tax professionals and served as a liaison between the federal team and the state and international tax and personal finance teams.
Noorani received his Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin. His professional affiliations include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Board of Public Accountancy.
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