Douglas Nakajima is National Co-Leader of Marcum's International Tax Services Group and a member of the Firm's Tax & Business Services division. He came to Marcum in 2015 via the Firm's merger with Smart Devine, a leading full-service accounting firm in Philadelphia.
Mr. Nakajima has over 30 years of experience in federal and international tax and strategic business planning, advising a diverse client base of U.S. and multinational manufacturing, service and technology and financial services businesses. He has advised public and private clients on the tax treatment of domestic and cross-border transactions, inbound and outbound business expansion strategies, domestic and cross-border acquisitions, dispositions and reorganizations, intercompany transfer pricing, treaty interpretation, and repatriation planning. He has worked extensively with tax advisors in foreign countries to develop global structures that minimized U.S. and foreign tax exposures, and in this role, has forged effective working relationships with key professionals throughout North America, Europe, Asia and the Pacific Rim.
Mr. Nakajima's previous experience includes tax leadership positions with international, national and regional accounting firms. He also served as tax counsel to a Fortune 100 corporation, where he was responsible for the restructuring of the company following its acquisition of a foreign-owned U.S. competitor. Mr. Nakajima is an attorney admitted to practice in Pennsylvania.
- White Horse Village, Inc., Board of Directors
- Philadelphia Tax Conference, Inc., Board of Directors
- IGAF Worldwide, North America, Board of Directors (Former)
- Chicago Tax Club
- IGAF Worldwide North American and European Group Tax Conferences
- Leading Edge Alliance North American Conference, International Tax Group
- Praxity North American Tax and Fiscal Conferences
- Philadelphia Tax Conference (Conference Chair, 2008-2010 and 2012)
- Tax Executives Institute
- Strafford Publications - International Tax Webinars
- "The Quest for U.S. Tax Reform: Fact or Fiction," Accounting Today, August 20, 2014
- "Global Tax Reform: Place Your BEPS," CPA Now, www.picpa.org, September 02, 2015
- "Reclassification of Related Party Corporate Debt: Treasury Proposes New Section 385 Regulations," Bloomberg BNA, Daily Tax Report July 01, 2016
Multinational Transaction Planning
Mergers and Acquisitions
Inter-Company Transfer Pricing
Acquisition Due Diligence Review
Foreign Tax Credit Management
Bachelor of Arts, 1977
University of Pennsylvania
Juris Doctor, 1980; Master of Law in Taxation, 1984
Villanova University School of Law
On October 14, 2016, the U.S. Treasury Department issued final regulations addressing whether an interest in a corporation is to be treated as stock or ....
Douglas Nakajima of Marcum LLP looks at the operation of the IRS proposed rules (REG-108060-15) that would allow related-party corporate debt to be reclassified as ....