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Paul Lau

CPA, CMA®, CFM, Partner


A tax partner with Plante Moran, Paul specializes in federal income tax issues associated with mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, S corporations, and U.S. aspects of international operations.

Paul is a co-author of "Tackling Taxes," a bimonthly column published in Taxes—The Tax Magazine. His columns include "Please Don't Take QSub Terminations Lightly," "Remember Code Sec. 894 (c) for "Fiscally Transparent" Entities, Part I," "Tackling Unsettled Issues in the Liquidation of an Insolvent Subsidiary," and "Tackling Gift Card Sales: Current or Deferred Revenue?" Paul also regularly provides practical analysis of new tax laws for CCH's tax legislation publication. In addition, he has authored and co-authored a number of articles on taxation and planning, which have appeared in publications including Taxes—The Tax Magazine, Journal of Taxation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Journal of Corporate Taxation, Tax Strategies, Business Entities, and International Tax Journal. Paul co-developed the 2005 edition of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants “Practice Guide to International Tax Planning.” He has a B.S. in accounting and finance from Southern Illinois University and an M.S. in taxation from DePaul University. He is listed in Who's Who in America.

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