Stephen Wynne helps businesses navigate the international tax landscape. He has experience in a "Big Four" accounting firm and has advised private equity, U.S., and foreign-owned clients on the international tax complexities of inbound and outbound investments.
Stephen has structured investments into the U.S. to deal with effectively connected income (ECI), permanent establishment, eligibility for treaty benefits, and the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA). He has also helped businesses model and plan for the impact of U.S. tax reform provisions, including global intangible low-taxed income (GILTI), foreign-derived intangible income (FDII), and base erosion and anti-abuse tax (BEAT). Additionally, he has advised on the tax implications of domestic and foreign business transactions such as formation, disposition, and reorganization.
Prior to joining Parker Poe, Stephen was an international tax senior associate for KPMG. He earned his master's in taxation law from New York University (NYU) and his law degree from the University of South Carolina. He was a law clerk for USC's Technology Commercialization Office, where he negotiated agreements between universities, institutes, and corporations. He also served as a research assistant to professor Kevin Haeberle. He earned his bachelor's degree in business administration with a finance concentration from North Carolina State University.