Galileo Hunt started in 2018 advising clients on finance, tax, and accounting issues. Richard Kossler the founding partner has over 20 years of experience handling complex financial issues. A partial sampling includes:

  • Risk Management and Reduction –tax-related internal control design, documentation, and remediation effort.
  • Tax Expense Reduction / Optimization – tax saving initiatives resulting in hundreds of millions in savings.
  • Tax Provision / Accounting – FAS 109 / ASC 740 / FIN 48 / FAS 123R (ASC 718) / SFAS 141 / SFAS 142 calculations.
  • Fund and Product Formation – new product formation and development in traditional marketable securities areas (equities and fixed income, domestic and international), alternative investment funds (mezzanine, energy, international private equity, real estate, distressed) and retail product deliverables (mutual funds, UCITS funds, mini-institutional programs and wrap programs).
  • Acquisition and Divestitures – mergers and acquisitions involving purchase and sale of investment management companies. Involved in spin-offs, including those that resulted in continuing joint venture relationships or profit participations.
  • Joint Ventures – domestic (real estate, global-macro) and international (in several emerging markets as well as developed markets)
  • Corporate Transactions – loans and financing, restructuring.
  • Regulatory – Directly managed over a hundred diverse audits from federal, state, and international tax authorities. Experienced with ’40 Act, Advisor’s Act, ’33 Act, ’34 Act, SEC Matters, FINRA matters, and various foreign regulatory matters.
  • Product Support – separate account process. Responsible for design of process to ensure compliance with legal and regulatory actions. Database development for key contractual and regulatory provision triggering actions.
  • Policies and Procedures – developed comprehensive policies and procedures to address complex and changing tax regulations.
  • Corporate Matters – fee sharing and carried interest arrangements (with vesting conditions), stock ownership plans, phantom stock plans, various incentive plans. IT interfacing and development.

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