10 May 2022Accounting & tax analysis

Mazars expands insurance tax practice with captive expert

Mazars has announced that three legal experts have joined the company, including its insurance tax practice.

Arash Barkhordar joins as a principal, leading the insurance tax practice, David Nigliazzo returns to the firm as a tax partner serving clients in the real estate and private client services practice and David Livitt will be a principal leading the firm's global mobility tax practice.

“We are excited to welcome Arash Barkhordar and David Livitt to the firm, as well as welcome back David Nigliazzo,” said Victor Wahba, chairman and chief executive of Mazars in the US. “Each of these professionals possesses substantial experience in their respective fields, allowing us to provide enhanced services to our clients, as we continue to grow the firm and navigate complex domestic and international tax environments.”

Barkhordar has over 20 years of experience delivering US and international tax services to insurance companies, including property and casualty, life, health and the captive insurance space. Mazars said that he will leverage his extensive background in US and international tax matters to deliver value to Mazars' insurance clients. His experience interacting closely with senior management and global teams at some of the world's largest insurers will enhance the firm's ability to deliver innovative strategic and operational tax planning to this complex industry sector.

Nigliazzo will focus on the personal and business tax needs of key decision-makers across the real estate industry.

He has over ten years of experience delivering tax planning and advisory services to institutional investors and individual real estate professionals. He has particular expertise in assisting partnerships and corporations with the use of private REITs in fund structures.

Livitt specializes in global mobility tax services, helping companies and individuals navigate the complexities of income tax, payroll and social security reporting when they work internationally. This includes employees on temporary expat assignment, business travellers and remote work. He specializes in risk and compliance management, strategic global mobility program and policy design and integrating workforce management solutions.