A master conductor of cross-border tax issues, may we present Masataka Yamaguchi.
Not only does this moon-lighting musician keep all of his instruments (violin, keyboard, and guitar!) in tune, but Masataka “Masa,” is a “rock star” when it comes to providing finely-tuned cross-border tax planning strategies to our clients.
As our International Tax Senior Manager, Masa’s focus involves international US tax. He advises on structuring new businesses and investments for both US inbound and outbound operations, cross-border transactions, and earnings repatriations. His expertise includes US anti-deferral regimes applicable to certain foreign corporations as well as foreign trusts. He also serves his clients in the area of foreign tax credit planning. His client-base includes individuals, especially those involved in foreign corporations and trusts with international estate planning needs.
No surprise here, Masa is internationally well-traveled too. Born in Tokyo, he began his career as a tax professional in California, primarily serving Japanese businesses with some form of US operations or exposures. Next, he called British Columbia home, working for eight years in the cross-border environment for both businesses and individual clients. From there he joined a small firm in Vancouver, WA before we lulled him to Perkins & Co. No stranger to Portland, he holds a Bachelor of Arts from Chuo University and a Bachelor of Science from Portland State University.
Along with playing contemporary and jazz music during his spare time, you can find Masa running after his five-year old son, skiing, or watching American sports – especially our very own Portland Trail Blazers. An avid fan since his PSU days, Masa even listened to their games on a portable radio all the way in Tokyo!