Erik Corwin

Erik H. Corwin is a principal in the corporate group of KPMG’s Washington National Tax practice. He advises clients on tax aspects of domestic and international business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, financings, restructurings, and investment structures. Mr. Corwin’s practice focuses in particular on working with clients in the asset management industry, including private equity funds, other alternative investment funds, and regulated investment companies.


Prior to joining KPMG in April 2016, Mr. Corwin served for four-and-a-half years as Deputy Chief Counsel (Technical) at the Internal Revenue Service. In that role, he oversaw the Chief Counsel offices responsible for corporate tax, international tax, financial institutions and products, income tax and accounting, and partnership tax, among others. He also led the IRS’s published guidance program.


Before his IRS tenure, Mr. Corwin was a partner at Ropes & Gray LLP, where he served as tax counsel to mutual funds; represented private equity funds and public companies with respect to federal tax aspects of mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, and financings; and advised creditors and debtors regarding federal tax aspects of workouts and bankruptcy. He was also a previously a partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP.


Mr. Corwin is a frequent speaker on tax topics, including at events sponsored by the Tax Executives Institute, American Bar Association Section of Taxation, Investment Company Institute, Practising Law Institute, and Federal Bar Association.