True Partners Consulting

United States
225 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60606
United States

ABOUT US

True Partners Consulting (TPC) is a privately-owned, world-class tax and unclaimed property advisory firm that helps large public and private enterprises navigate complex tax, unclaimed property and financial regulations.

True Partners provides tax and unclaimed property compliance and consulting services nationally from six major cities across the country. Our seasoned team of premier industry professionals is committed to building a global practice built on superior technical expertise, collaboration, integrity and professionalism.

OUR SERVICES

  • Accounting for Income Taxes

    • Income Tax Provision Preparation and Review
    • Tax Provision Automation/Optimization
    • Internal Controls
    • Selection/Implementation of Software Solutions
    • Uncertain Tax Positions
    • Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance

    John Aksak
    Managing Director
    Long Island NY, USA
    +1 631 777-6300
    John.Aksak@tpctax.com

    Michael Chen
    Managing Director
    San Jose CA, USA
    +1 408 625-5100
    Michael.Chen@tpctax.com

  • Federal

    • Corporate Tax Planning and Compliance
    • Partnership/S Corporations Tax Planning and Compliance
    • Accounting Methods
    • Planning for Acquisitions, Dispositions, Restructurings, and Reorganizations
    • Tax Due Diligence
    • Research & Development Tax Credits
    • Stock Compensation
    • Tax Dispute Resolution/Audit Defense

     

    John Aksak
    Managing Director
    Long Island NY, USA
    +1 631 777-6300
    John.Aksak@tpctax.com

    Sonali Fournier
    Managing Director
    Tampa FL, USA
    +1 813 434-4000
    Sonali.Fournier@tpctax.com

    Michael Chen
    Managing Director
    San Jose CA, USA
    +1 408 625-5100
    Michael.Chen@tpctax.com

    Robert (Bob) M. Gordon
    Managing Director
    Chicago IL, USA
    +1 312 235-3300
    Robert.Gordon@tpctax.com

  • International

    • Inbound and Outbound Planning
    • Tax Compliance and Provision
    • Transfer Pricing Planning and Documentation
    • Structuring Cross-Border Transactions
    • FATCA Analysis and Implementation
    • Foreign E&P and Tax Pool Determination
    • Foreign Tax Credit Planning
    • Repatriation of Foreign Earnings
    • Treaty Issues
    • Supply Chain Management

    Sonali Fournier
    Managing Director
    Tampa FL, USA
    +1 813 434-4000
    Sonali.Fournier@tpctax.com

    Robert (Bob) M. Gordon
    Managing Director
    Chicago IL, USA
    +1 312 235-3300
    Robert.Gordon@tpctax.com

  • Transfer Pricing

    • Global Documentation
    • Global Planning Studies
    • Intangible Property Valuation
    • Provision Support and other Financial Reporting Assistance
    • Supply Chain Reorganizations
    • Dispute Resolution
    • Advance Pricing Agreements
    • M&A Due Diligence and Post-Merger Integration

    Justin Smith
    Managing Director
    San Jose CA, USA
    +1 408 625-5100
    Justin.Smith@tpctax.com

  • State and Local Tax

    Multi-State Income and Franchise

    • Compliance
    • Nexus Studies
    • Voluntary Disclosure
    • Audit Defense

      Sales & Use

    • Compliance Outsourcing
    • Nexus Studies
    • Reverse Audits
    • Audit Defense and Appeals

    Credits and Incentives

    John Aksak
    Managing Director
    Long Island NY, USA
    +1 631 777-6300
    John.Aksak@tpctax.com

  • Unclaimed Property

    • Annual Compliance
    • Audit Defense
    • Exposure Quantifications and Analysis
    • Negotiation of Voluntary Disclosure Agreements
    • General Consulting
    • Policies and Procedures

    John Aksak
    Managing Director
    Long Island NY, USA
    +1 631 777-6300
    John.Aksak@tpctax.com

  • Tax Risk Management

    • Entity Rationalization
    • Internal Controls
    • Tax Monitoring and Maintenance

    Sonali Fournier
    Managing Director
    Tampa FL, USA
    +1 813 434-4000
    Sonali.Fournier@tpctax.com

    Robert (Bob) M. Gordon
    Managing Director
    Chicago IL, USA
    +1 312 235-3300
    Robert.Gordon@tpctax.com

  • Private Equity Services

    • Transaction Planning
    • Portfolio Company Services
    • Tax Planning for the Fund

    Robert (Bob) M. Gordon
    Managing Director
    Chicago IL, USA
    +1 312 235-3300
    Robert.Gordon@tpctax.com

  • Flex Staffing

    John Aksak
    Managing Director
    Long Island NY, USA
    +1 631 777-6300
    John.Aksak@tpctax.com

  • Global CFO Solutions

    Justin Smith
    Managing Director
    San Jose CA, USA
    +1 408 625-5100
    Justin.Smith@tpctax.com

  • Expert Witness/Litigation Consulting Services

    John Aksak
    Managing Director
    Long Island NY, USA
    +1 631 777-6300
    John.Aksak@tpctax.com

OUR PEOPLE

John Aksak

Managing Director

John V. Aksak leads True Partners Consulting as its northeast regional director. For more than 30 years, clients have sought out his broad-based tax knowledge, keen analytical skills, and genuine concern for their individual needs. His agility with complex tax issues, strong listening skills, and personable nature lead to strong, trusting relationships with those he serves.

His specialties include strategic tax planning, Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 review, FASB 109 accounting, international tax, cash repatriation strategies, acquisitions and divestitures, personal tax planning, S-corporations, and tax compliance.

Office

145 Pinelawn Road, Suite 350
North Melville, NY 11747
United States

+1 631 777-6300

Sonali Fournier

Managing Director

Sonali Fournier is a Managing Director in True Partners Consulting’s Tampa office. She joined the firm in February 2007 and has over 14 years of experience in federal and international taxation. Sonali works with clients in the areas of federal income tax, international tax, FAS 109 – Provision for Income Taxes, and FIN 48 – Uncertain Tax Positions.

Ms. Fournier’s industry focus has been in services, retail, and manufacturing. Prior to joining True Partners Consulting, she spent seven years at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP starting in Atlanta, Georgia where she specialized in international taxation. She transferred to PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Tampa and focused on federal and international tax for multinational clients.

Office

400 North Ashley Drive, Suite 1600
Tampa, FL 33602
United States

+1 813 434-4000

Michael Chen

Managing Director

When Michael Chen joined True Partners Consulting in 2006, the San Jose office was a newly- formed work in progress, with a limited staff but big aspirations.

Today, under Mr. Chen’s leadership, the thriving practice has quintupled in size, with 25 tax professionals he and business partner, John Boseman, have selectively recruited, developed, and trained. Most of the clients are middle-market, publicly-traded Silicon Valley firms. Several Fortune 50 firms are also represented.

Mr. Chen is a federal tax generalist with an emphasis on international tax.

Office

150 Almaden Boulevard., Suite 450
San Jose, CA 95113
United States

+1 (408) 625-5100

Justin Smith

Managing Director

Justin Smith has been advising CFOs and other financial executives on their international operations for nearly 20 years. Justin oversees the firm’s Global CFO Solutions practice and also has responsibility for the Western Region Transfer Pricing practice.

Justin has extensive 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, global mobility, treasury and banking, finance, and business regulatory.

Office

150 Almaden Boulevard., Suite 450
San Jose, CA 95113
United States

+1 408 625-5100

Robert (Bob) M. Gordon

Managing Director

For nearly 30 years, Robert M. Gordon has guided clients through the intricacies of tax law, making complicated issues clear and comprehensible.   His probing mind, listening ear, technical skill, and creative ingenuity consistently lead to practical, effective, tax-saving solutions.

Mr. Gordon specializes in complex domestic and international transactions, including M&A, joint ventures, tax controversies, legal entity rationalization, transaction reviews, accounting methods, federal excise taxes, and general federal tax planning.  He also provides expert witness testimony in lawsuits that have tax implications.

Office

225 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60606
United States

+1 312 235-3300

OUR OFFICES

  • Chicago

    225 W. Wacker Drive
    Suite 1600
    Chicago, IL 60606
    United States

    +1 312 235-3300
    +1 312 235-3350

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  • Long Island

    145 Pinelawn Road
    Suite 350 North
    Melville, NY 11747
    United States

    +1 631 777-6300
    +1 631 777-6350

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  • Tampa

    400 North Ashley Drive
    Suite 1600
    Tampa, FL 33602
    United States

    +1 813 434-4000
    +1 813 434-4050

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  • San Jose

    150 Almaden Boulevard.
    Suite 450
    San Jose, CA 95113
    United States

    +1 408 625-5100
    +1 408 625-5125

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  • Boston

    225 Franklin Street
    26th Floor
    Boston, MA 02110
    United States

    +1 617 217-2066
    +1 631 777-6382

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  • Los Angeles

    633 West Fifth Street
    Suite 6200
    Los Angeles, CA 90071
    United States

    +1 213 417-2500
    +1 213 417-2550

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  • Dallas

    14160 N. Dallas Parkway
    Suite 607
    Dallas, TX 75252
    United States

    +1 972 338-3673
    +1 213 417-2559

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  • New York City

    14 Wall Street
    Suite 4D
    New York, NY 10005
    United States

    +1 646 356-7200
    +1 646 356-7250

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