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Tax Associate, Mergers and Acquisitions Tax - JD/LLM | Multiple Locations Summer/Fall 2024

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Summer Internship

Accounting & Tax, Legal•San Francisco, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, Seattle, Philadelphia, Dallas, New York, Pittsburgh, Charlotte, Boston, Houston, Detroit, Los Angeles


  • At KPMG, you can become an integral part of a dynamic team at one of the world's top tax firms. Enjoy a collaborative, future-forward culture that empowers your success. Work with KPMG's extensive network of specialists & enjoy access to our Ignition Centers, where deep industry knowledge merges with cutting-edge technologies to create innovative tax solutions. Join a diverse team helping high-profile clients understand, analyze, and respond to complex business opportunities and challenges. Develop your career through a range of multifaceted engagements, formal training, and informal mentoring.
  • At KPMG, we believe nothing is more important than investing in our culture because it's an investment in our people, our future, and what we stand for as a firm.
  • KPMG is currently seeking a Tax Associate to join our Mergers & Acquisitions Tax practice.


  • Must be pursuing and have obtained by the start date or have completed the following degrees/majors in the past 12 months; a JD and/or LLM with a concentration in tax from an accredited college or university
  • Preferred GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Knowledge of a broad range of corporate, partnership and international tax law, with interest in mergers, acquisitions and other transactional work
  • Demonstrated quality service mindset; strong technical aptitude, critical thinking and research skills and ability to navigate MS Office applications, including Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook
  • Excellent communication, time management and leadership skills; flexible and adaptable team player; and resourceful in delivering high quality work
  • Must reside within a reasonably commutable distance to the office for this position and be able to travel to reasonably commutable work locations using own means of transportation, such as a personal vehicle or public transportation
  • Ability to travel and/or work on-site at client premises as needed, at times with relatively short notice
  • Authorization to work in the U.S. without the need for employment-based visa sponsorship now or in the future is preferred

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Accounting & Tax


  • Structure the tax aspects of domestic and multinational private equity and strategic mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, dispositions and IPOs, along with drafting tax opinions, memos, structure decks and Excel models (illustrating the tax benefits of alternative structures)
  • Perform tax due diligence to identify tax exposures and opportunities
  • Provide sell-side tax advisory services, including advising the sellers of a business on the most tax-efficient transaction structure and modeling the costs and benefits of alternative structures
  • Deliver bankruptcy and restructuring tax advisory services, including providing tax advice on debt and equity restructurings (inside and outside of bankruptcy), with a goal of preserving the value of a companys tax attributes
  • Compute tax attributes (earnings and profits, tax basis in the stock of consolidated subsidiaries and limitations under section 382)
  • Draft tax opinions, memos and related advice


Work type

Full time

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San Francisco, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, Seattle, Philadelphia, Dallas, New York, Pittsburgh, Charlotte, Boston, Houston, Detroit, Los Angeles