Emilio Escandon, CPA, is the Principal-in-Charge of national operations for the Tax and Accounting Department at MBAF. Emilio is based in the firm’s New York City office, where he continues to serve as the firm’s Principal-in-Charge of the Tax and Accounting Practice for the Northeast Region. He oversees all operational matters related to the Tax and Accounting Department. He develops and executes strategies to maximize cross-utilization of the firm’s tax professionals throughout the different offices.
Emilio has been in practice since 1983 and brings his extensive experience in both public accounting and corporate tax practice to our Florida and New York practice offices. He successfully bridges the public and the private practice, bringing to bear significant value-added to his clients.
Emilio has assisted clients in negotiating, structuring, and performing related due diligence for transactions having a deal value of over $6 billion. He has represented selling shareholders in structuring transactions including, a $1.2 billion transaction for which the tax arbitration added $200 million and two separate transactions each totaling over $300 million. Emilio assists public and private companies with diverse tax issues including tax and accounting methods, complicated tax restructuring, and treatment of stock options. During his nine years of corporate tax experience, while serving as Senior Vice President-Corporate Tax at Intercontinental Bank, a publicly-traded $2.5 billion Super-Community Bank in South Florida, Emilio successfully established and managed the bank’s Corporate Tax Department.
Previously with a Big Four accounting firm, Emilio has extensive experience in proactively managing a diversified portfolio of clients.
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- CPA Today – Editorial Committee, Past Chair
- Florida Institute of Certified Accountants – Federal Taxation Committee, Past Chair
- Junior Achievement of Greater Miami – Past Chairman
- University of Florida – Bachelor of Science in Accounting
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