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EisnerAmper Poaches Someone From KPMG and Issues a Press Release, Part I

News of new hires in public accounting has pretty much dried up since the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S. led to many firms turning off the lights and going into work-from-home mode for the foreseeable future. Earlier this week we posted about KPMG recently hiring 10 senior tax professionals, including three from EY and two from PwC. But this time, KPMG was the one that got poached.

EisnerAmper LLP is pleased to announce that Miri Forster has joined the firm as a principal and co-leader of the Tax Controversy Practice.

With more than 20 years of IRS practice, procedure and tax controversy experience, Miri specializes in providing tax dispute resolution services to public and private corporations, partnerships and high-net- worth individuals. She represents clients before the IRS Examination and Appeals Divisions on complex domestic and international tax issues and obtains private letter rulings from the IRS National Office. Miri assists clients with voluntary disclosures of inadvertent income, international information return, withholding, and payroll tax compliance errors. She secures penalty abatements and refunds, resolves IRS account issues, and advises on a myriad of dispute resolution matters. Miri was previously a tax controversy principal at a Big Four firm and served as an Attorney-Advisor at the U.S. Tax Court.

“Miri is a wonderful addition to EisnerAmper’s Tax Controversy Practice,” said Walter Pagano, Tax Partner and Tax Controversy Practice Leader. “She has an unmatched combination of high-level experience, a proven track record of successful engagements, and an impressive network within the tax controversy ecosystem. We’re confident she will shine in her new role.”

Miri Forster

Forster left her job at the U.S. Tax Court in 1996 to join EY as a senior tax consultant, according to her LinkedIn profile. She donned the black and yellow for two years before joining KPMG in 1998, where she would spend the next 14 years as director of tax controversy services.

She then moved on to Rothstein Kass in 2012 where she was the firm’s national leader for tax controversy. Forster worked there until 2014 when, as most of you know, RK was acquired by KPMG. So she stuck it out at KPMG for nearly six more years until recently joining EisnerAmper.

Wouldn’t it be kinda funny if KPMG acquired EisnerAmper? I don’t think there’s anyone in public accounting who would want or make it through a third go-round with KPMG.

Forster, who will be based at EisnerAmper’s office in Iselin, NJ, serves on the executive committee of the New Jersey Women’s Network-to-Network Consortium.