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Grant Thornton Poaches a Partner From a Law Firm and Issues a Press Release

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Grant Thornton’s asset management practice is moving up in the world as the firm announces they’ve stolen a partner from Philadelphia’s Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP.

Grant Thornton LLP has welcomed Chris Scarpa to the firm’s Asset Management industry practice in Philadelphia. Scarpa joins Grant Thornton as a Tax principal, and he will use his nearly 30 years of experience to further strengthen the firm’s service offerings within the asset management sector.

“Chris provides a powerful combination of in-depth industry knowledge and a knack for fostering genuine relationships,” said Dave Maturo, the firm’s market managing principal in Philadelphia. “As both our Philadelphia office and our Asset Management team continue to grow, Chris will help deliver the personalized service clients need in today’s challenging business environment.”

Scarpa’s distinctive background will also be a boon to clients: He is both a tax professional and an attorney, and for more than 26 years, he practiced law as a partner for the firm Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP.

And before that he worked at PwC for a year. Let this be a lesson to those of you eager to jump from Big 4 before the two-year mark.

Chris Scarpa’s experience per LinkedIn

According to the press release Chris largely focused on the taxation of pooled investment vehicles, including mutual funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and real estate mortgage investment conduits (REMICs) at his old gig.

He received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from La Salle University and a doctor of law and a master’s of law in taxation from Temple University.

We shall watch the remainder of his career with great interest.

Grant Thornton bolsters its Asset Management practice with new Philadelphia principal [Grant Thornton]