Justin Smith is a Managing Director within True Partners Consulting’s Transfer Pricing practice with responsibility for the West Coast. Prior to joining True Partners, Justin served in a variety of senior management level capacities with tax and economic consulting groups at High Street Partners, Alvarez & Marsal, Duff & Phelps, and Arthur Andersen.
Justin has more than 15 years of experience assisting companies either in expanding abroad or in restructuring existing international operations. He has deep transfer pricing expertise, with heavy exposure to a variety of financial issues affecting international operations including: international tax, employment requirements, HR, expatriate, treasury, finance, and business regulatory.
Justin’s transfer pricing knowledge covers a wide range of technical areas including: intangible property licensing and migration, cost sharing arrangements, global tax minimization, intangible asset valuation, M&A due diligence, post-merger integration, controversy management and resolution, Advance Pricing Agreements, supply chain restructuring, and global planning and documentation studies.
Justin has spent an extensive part of his career assisting high technology firms in the Silicon Valley to effectively manage intangible property on a global basis. Additionally, Justin has worked with firms across a wide range of industries, including: B2B, B2C, software, high technology components and equipment, electronic contract manufacturing, clean technology, telecommunications, automotive, entertainment, industrial equipment, consumer electronics, retail, apparel, REITs, and agriculture.
Justin received his bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in economics and accounting from Claremont McKenna College. Justin is also a frequent speaker and lecturer on transfer pricing and valuation matters.