Curt leads HCVT’s international tax practices and has over 17 years of experience of providing tax planning and compliance services to individuals, public and private companies. He has extensive experience addressing complex international tax issues including foreign tax credits, subpart F and PFIC planning, FATCA, FIRPTA, IC-DISC, tax treaty analysis and foreign currency calculations. Curt works with multinational individuals that own foreign corporations, foreign partnerships, and foreign trusts. He has advised on the application of the throwback rules related to foreign trusts, including computations for DNI/UNI. He also has extensive experience in planning and structuring acquisitions and dispositions of real estate investments made by domestic and foreign investors.

Curt has extensive experience in advising private equity clients on fund formation, investment tax structuring, operations and exit with the goal of helping his clients achieve the economics of the fund.  Curt has assisted his private equity clients with tax efficient structuring of parallel investment vehicles. Curt has experience in advising on investments in various countries including Japan, India, China, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Turkey, Morocco, Canada, and Mexico. Among other fund structuring projects, Curt has advised on the implementation of a $4 billion fund structure that provided parallel investment vehicles for foreign, sovereign, tax-exempt and taxable US investors. Curt has advised on implementing investment structures relating to various industries including hotel chains, casinos, apartment buildings, non-performing loan portfolios and real estate development.

Curt began his career in public accounting at KPMG LLP. Curt has a master’s degree in professional accounting from the University of Washington. He is a graduate of Michigan State University and holds a bachelor’s degree in finance. Curt is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of California.  

Professional Experience

KPMG LLP

Professional and Community Involvement

American Institute of Certified Public Accounts
California Society of Certified Public Accountants
STEP Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

Practice Area & Specialization

Education

MPAcc, University of Washington
BA, Finance, Michigan State University

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