Laurie Bizzell is a Senior Manager in Bennett Thrasher’s Insurance Tax Practice. Laurie has more than 19 years of experience in the insurance industry, providing tax consulting and compliance services to U.S. and foreign insurance companies, offshore investment companies and multinational clients. Her broad experience includes working with the insurance and international tax issues of offshore reinsurers and alternative market structures, including captive insurance companies and segregated accounts companies.
Prior to joining Bennett Thrasher, Laurie worked at KPMG in New York and PricewaterhouseCoopers’ in both New York and Bermuda. Her primary responsibilities included providing U.S. tax consulting and compliance services to U.S. and foreign companies establishing alternative risk management vehicles and companies establishing investment funds. Specific areas of Laurie’s technical focus include U.S. and foreign tax issues related to multinational reinsurers, captive insurance companies, taxation of Controlled Foreign Corporations and Passive Foreign Investment Companies, and the structuring of reinsurers, captives and investment funds.
Laurie is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). She graduated from Auburn University with her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting and a Masters of Accountancy with a concentration in Taxation.