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North America Advisory Committee

Jeffrey Berger
Chair, North America Jeffrey Berger Partner & Worldwide Board Member

Firm
Golenbock Eiseman Assor Bell & Peskoe LLP

Location
New York, United States of America

Time Zone: UTC-5

Tel: +1 212 9077300
Website: http://www.golenbock.com/attorneys/jeffrey-s-berger/

Mr. Berger leads the Firm's corporate tax practice. He is involved in structuring many of the corporate transactions in which the Firm is involved, especially in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, limited liability companies, partnerships and S corporations, executive compensation, private equity and venture capital investments, and fund formations. Mr. Berger also has extensive experience in the tax aspects of business start-ups, bankruptcy and debt restructurings, real estate transactions, cross-border transactions, federal and state audits and appeals, ruling requests and collection matters, and the formation and operation of tax-exempt organizations.

Mr. Berger also maintains an active corporate law practice involving the formation and ongoing representation of large and mid-sized business entities, private investment funds and joint ventures, and he is regularly engaged by both management and employees in the negotiation and drafting of executive employment and separation/severance agreements.

Daryl R. Petrick
Deputy Chair, North America Daryl R. Petrick Partner / Shareholder

Firm
Bowman & Company, LLP

Location
Stockton, United States of America

Tel: +1 209 473 1040
Website: http://www.cpabowman.com/team/daryl-r-petrick/

Daryl specializes in planning and taxation matters for family-owned businesses, high-income individuals, and retirees. He has extensive audit and tax experience in real estate, construction, and development, agriculture, and wineries. Daryl is particularly knowledgeable in the field of affordable housing, and has served as an expert witness in litigation involving tax credit partnerships.

Daryl's strong working knowledge of the tax law has helped to make him an effective advocate for clients in tax planning, compliance, and in representation before taxation authorities. He leads the firm's efforts in international business, and works with U.S. clients who have foreign owners.

Darsi Casey
Deputy Worldwide Chair Darsi Casey Managing Partner & Worldwide Board Member

Firm
Casey Neilon Inc. (Carson City, NV office)

Location
Carson City, United States of America

Tel: +1 (775) 283-5555
Mobile: +1 775 720-9241
Website: www.caseyneilon.com

Giles Brake
Chief Operating Officer Giles Brake COO

Firm
Alliott Group (Exec Office)

Location
Petersfield

Tel: +44 203 330 0110
Mobile: +447855747702
Website: http://www.alliottgroup.net

Giles joined Alliott Group in November 2015 and is the alliance's COO. He has overall responsibility for group strategy and for ensuring the membership continues to thrive through growth and consolidation in key markets, the development and extension of group services and an improved return on investment for member firms.

He has over 15 years' experience working for international alliances in senior management roles and has also provided strategic marketing support to professional services firms.

Giles holds the Chartered Institute of Marketing Diploma in Digital Marketing and a degree in European Studies (French & German) from the University of Bath. Married with two children, a girl and a boy.

Christopher Blake

Firm
Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP

Location
Cleveland, United States of America

Time Zone: UTC-5

Tel: +1 216 6210150
Website: http://www.hahnlaw.com

Jeremy Pierce
Member Jeremy Pierce Partner/Shareholder

Firm
Vohora LLP CPAs and Business Advisors

Location
Vancouver, Canada

Tel: +1 604 2511535
Mobile: +604 3159997
Website: http://www.vohora.ca

After graduating from the University of Northern British Columbia with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in 2007, Jeremy went on to receive his CPA, CA (National Honour Role) designation in 2009. Jeremy was born in Prince Rupert, BC and, after living in Vancouver from 2007 to 2018, he has recently moved back to re-open Vohora LLP�s office there to better service our Northern clients. Jeremy has extensive experience assisting his clients in all of their accounting, taxation, assurance and business advisory needs. This includes advising on corporation reorganizations, corporate and individual tax planning, mergers and acquisitions and succession planning. Jeremy joined Vohora LLP in 2005 as a co-op student and became a partner in 2010. In 2016, he was awarded the CPABC Early Achievement Award for his accomplishments. When not in the office Jeremy can be found on the golf course, fishing or spending time with his wife and son.

Mark Weber
Member Mark Weber Managing Partner

Firm
SobelCo LLC

Location
Woodcliff Lake, United States of America

Time Zone: UTC-5

Tel: +1 201 3270400
Mobile: +1 2019664455
Website: http://www.sobelcollc.com

Mark S. Weber, Managing Partner, began his career with the accounting firm of Price Waterhouse in 1981. Although he has extensive experience in all aspects of taxation, Mark prefers to focus on individuals and small businesses and also has significant expertise in the area of business valuation. Mark holds the AICPA Personal Financial Specialist designation (PFS) and is a Certified Fund Specialist (CFS).

Valerie Menard
Member Valerie Menard Partner/Shareholder

Firm
Hardy, Normand & Associes, LLP

Location
Montreal, Canada

Time Zone: UTC-5

Tel: +1 514 3551550
Website: http://www.hardynormand.com

Valerie Menard is a partner in the firm's tax department and serves on the alliance's Global Mobility Services Group Leadership Team.

Valerie achieved a BBA and a specialized graduate diploma in Public Accounting in 2003. The same year, she was designated Best Performer in Quebec and was awarded a gold medal by the profession. Later on, she earned a Master of Law with the Taxation option (LL.M.) from HEC Montrea, the Montreal University business school and from the University of Montreal Law Faculty, with honors. Her career began with a Big Four accounting firm.

Valerie has been with Hardy, Normand & Associes since 2004.

Pramen Prasad
Member Pramen Prasad Managing Partner

Firm
Prasad & Company LLP

Location
Toronto, Canada

Tel: (416) 226-9840
Website: http://www.prasadcpa.com

Pramen Prasad is the managing partner at Prasad & Company LLP. He has over 30 years of experience in public accounting with concentrations in traditional accounting, audit, tax services, and business advisory services. Pramen is a proud member of the Society of Management Accountants of Ontario, the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, the Canadian Tax Foundation, and the Toronto Board of Trade. From 2001 to 2005, he was a member of the Practice Inspection Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accounts of Ontario. Pramen also serves as an advisor to an advisory board whose members comprise of stakeholders and directors of privately-held companies.

Dave Wilson
Member Dave Wilson Partner/Shareholder

Firm
Grant Bennett Associates (Sacramento office)

Location
Sacramento, United States of America

Tel: +1 916 922 5109
Mobile: +1 916 7479560
Website: http://www.gbacpa.com

David came to Sacramento in 1981, and joined Grant Bennett Associates in 1991. His professional affiliations include the American Institute of CPAs, the Kentucky Society of CPAs, and the California Society of CPAs (CalCPA). He graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1969 and became a CPA in 1972. David is a past Chair of the statewide CalCPA Accounting Principles & Auditing Standards Committee, having previously served as the Chair of the Auditing Standards Subcommittee; he continues to serve on that committee as well as the Government Relations Committee. He has been member of the Council of the CalCPA and has served as the Chair of the Audit Committee, a member of the Executive Committee, and a member of the Peer Review Committee. He is also a past member of the Board of Directors of the Sacramento Chapter of the CalCPA. He is a past Chair of the Board of United Way California Capital Region as well as being a continuing member of the Finance Committee and the Audit Committee. David presently serves as Chair of the Health Impact Council. Additionally, he was a member of the Membership Accountability Committee of United Way of America. David has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Community Services Planning Council, and is also a past President of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Sacramento. For fun, David loves to dawdle on the California Delta on his sail boat.