About Douglas

Douglas Nakajima is co-leader of Marcum’s International Tax Services Practice and a director in the Firm’s Tax & Business Services division.

He has extensive 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.

His 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. Douglas is an attorney admitted to practice in Pennsylvania.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • White Horse Village, Inc., Board of Directors
  • Philadelphia Tax Conference, Inc., Board of Directors
  • IGAF Worldwide, North America, Board of Directors (Former)

Articles, Seminars & Presentations

  • 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
Practice Focus

Multinational Transaction Planning
Cross-Border Capitalization
Repatriation Strategies
Mergers and Acquisitions
Inter-Company Transfer Pricing
Acquisition Due Diligence Review
Foreign Tax Credit Management
Treaty Interpretation


Bachelor of Arts, 1977
University of Pennsylvania

Juris Doctor, 1980; Master of Law in Taxation, 1984
Villanova University School of Law