Adnan Islam, Partner
International Tax Services Co-practice Leader
Blockchain/Digital Asset Transactions Leader
West New York, NJ
Adnan Islam is a global business advisor, a licensed tax attorney, and a CPA with an MBA and LL.M. in taxation (NYU Law). He is the Co-Practice Leader for International Tax Services and the Blockchain / Cryptocurrency Leader for Friedman LLP.
Adnan Islam is an international tax attorney admitted to practice law in New Jersey, DC, and California, a CGMA, and a Certified Public Accountant (NY & CA). He holds a Juris Doctor (J.D.) and an M.B.A. from Rutgers University; and an LL.M. in Taxation from the New York University School of Law. He has previously worked within the International Tax Services and M&A tax groups at other Big 6 Firms. He frequently lectures at various platforms, including National firm trainings, TEI, and as an Adjunct Professor at Golden Gate University's Master's program.
Adnan is an International Tax Director and leads the international tax practice at RSM US LLP’s Los Angeles office. He has worked primarily within the Outbound and Inbound sectors on corporate and alternative investment fund clients regarding: subpart F income issues; outbound and inbound transactions; research and analysis on optimal global finance and holding company jurisdictions; FATCA (Chapter 4); Withholding taxes (Chapter 3) and income tax Treaty analysis; U.S. real estate dispositions by foreign persons; coordination with foreign partners and Technical Branches of the IRS / Treasury; cross-border reorganizations including mergers, acquisitions, and liquidations; debt vs. equity analysis; permanent establishment and ETB/ECI issues; check-the-box planning; transfer pricing; technical review of Forms 5471, 8858, and 8865; and drafted 9100 (and PLR) relief rulings for IRS submission. Adnan has extensive experience managing international tax analyses with various jurisdictions including: Canada, UK, France, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium, Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Cyprus, Germany, Ireland, and Mexico.
Mr. Islam is a member of the AICPA, American Bar Association, and Los Angeles County Bar Association. Tax Executives Institute, ACG Los Angeles, and ProVisors. He is the author of various publications with AICPA.