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Pamela Drucker, Esq

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Meet Pamela

Pam has over 20 years of experience advising clients on international tax matters. Her clients include closely held businesses, middle-market companies and high-net-worth individuals.

She has expertise in a full range of domestic and international transactions, including: inbound and outbound international structuring and compliance; income and estate tax planning for inbound investments in U.S. real estate; U.S. withholding tax matters; cross-border structuring and U.S. tax compliance issues for film finance and production companies; planning and compliance for pre-immigration, expatriation and multi-jurisdictional families with U.S. connections, including foreign trusts with U.S. beneficiaries; and income tax treaty analysis.

Before joining Armanino, Pam clerked for a U.S. Tax Court judge and practiced at a law firm and national and local accounting and tax firms. She also served as an adjunct professor for Golden Gate University School of Taxation, teaching Principles of International Taxation.

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Experience

Professional History

Associations

  • California Bar Association
  • STEP
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA)

Community

  • STEP Los Angeles

Education

  • Arizona State University
  • Arizona State College of Law
  • New York University Law School

Experience

  • Andersen
  • Loeb & Loeb
  • Hunter Hagan and Company
  • Laventhol & Horwath

Speaking Engagements

  • Japan America Society of Southern California - Avoiding the U.S. Tax Traps for the Unwary Japanese Taxpayer/U.S. Resident - June 10, 2020
  • STEP – LA Branch - Festival of Forms - February 18, 2020
  • Strafford - PFIC Identification and Reporting: Look-Through Attribution Rules, QEF and Mark-to-Market Elections, Form 8621 - November 6, 2019
  • NYU 77th Institute on Federal Taxation - The Forgotten Soldier: Outbound Planning for Individuals and Pass-through Entities After Tax Reform - November 11, 2018

Thought Leadership Publications

Q&A

Q. What is it about accounting and consulting that first drew your interest?
I started as an economics major in college, but quickly realized I didn’t like theory. I was all about the practical application and accounting had all the things I liked: logic, rules and detail. I worked at an accounting firm during college, and when I went to law school, I knew tax law was going to be my focus.
Q. What law or regulation in the accounting industry would you like to see changed?
I would like to see changes to the draconian penalties the IRS can impose for not filing foreign informational reports that ultimately have no impact on a filer’s tax liability.
Q. Without naming names, tell us about your favorite client and why you enjoyed working with them.
I have a great client who, as an engineer, is highly detail-oriented and doublechecks everything. I always know he’s going to pose challenging questions. He has provided insight that helped develop my approach to serve all my clients better.
Q. What’s your proudest moment?
When my husband won his first local Emmy award (he has won three in total). It was for a Public Service Announcement that he produced and was a great career achievement.
Q. Who is (or was) the most influential person in your life
I’d have to say my dad. He taught me my work ethic. You have to work hard, be fair and be a good person while you’re doing it. I always try to live up to his standards.
Q. If you could pass on a nugget of wisdom to aspiring accountants or consultants, what would that be?
Find an area that intrigues you, because the more curious you are, the more driven you will be to do it well.
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