Laurie Bizzell is a Senior Tax Manager in our Captive Insurance, International and Private Equity Tax Practices. She has more than 18 years of experience in the financial services industry providing tax consulting and compliance services to U.S. and foreign alternative investment funds, captive insurance companies and structuring U.S. and foreign companies in various tax jurisdictions.
Prior to joining Bennett Thrasher, Laurie worked at KPMG’s New York alternatives investment practice, as well as the investment management practice with PricewaterhouseCoopers’ in both New York and Bermuda. Her primary responsibilities included U.S. tax consulting and compliance services to U.S. and foreign companies establishing investment funds (with U.S. and foreign investors) and alternative risk management vehicles (e.g., captive insurance companies). Specific areas of technical focus include hedge fund and private equity fund tax services related to the taxation of investments, structuring, and fund allocations, taxation of Controlled Foreign Corporations and Passive Foreign Investment Companies and tax issues related to captive insurance companies.
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.