Strategic Tax Planning Initiatives
State & Local Tax and VAT
Litigation & Audit Defense
Treasury Centers & Cash Pooling Arrangements
Choice of Entity
Mergers & Acquisitions
Delaware School of Law, JD
University of Miami, BBA International Finance
frederick g. Levin College of Law University of Florida, Masters of Law in Tax
District of Columbia
8 Park Center Court, Suite 100
Baltimore, Maryland 21117
Phone: (410) 457-3444
Fax: (410) 363-3569
Mr. Brooks has over 20 years of public company, private company and law firm experience developing strategic tax planning initiatives for businesses and investors, including international corporate treasury centers, intellectual property development structures, hedge funds, asset management vehicles, joint ventures, structured financings and complex M&A transactions. He specializes in both U.S. and non-U.S. tax laws and is a frequent speaker on U.S., international and cross-border taxation.
In 2011, Mr. Brooks successfully launched the U.S. affiliate office of Weidema van Tol, Attorneys & Tax Advisors, an international law firm with offices in Luxembourg, Switzerland, the Netherlands & Washington DC. Previously, Mr. Brooks was Vice President of Tax and General Tax Counsel for ContourGlobal, a company that develops, acquires and operates conventional and renewable power and energy companies around the globe. With solar, wind, hydroelectric, biomass and tri-gen facilities in the U.S., Europe, Latin America and Africa, Ted was formerly Vice President, International Tax and Global Tax Counsel for Marriott International, a leading hospitality and lodging company with more than 3,000 properties in the U.S. and 67 other countries and territories around the world. Earlier in his career, Mr. Brooks was an associate within the Tax Practice Group at the Washington D.C. law firm of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP.
Mr. Brooks is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court. He is a member of the D.C. Bar Tax Section, the Federal Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the ABA Tax Section. He received a Masters of Law degree in Tax from the Frederic G. Levin College of Law at the University of Florida, a Juris Doctor degree from the Delaware Law School and a B.B.A. degree in International Finance from the University of Miami (FL).