MEET THE TEAMJust like our clients, each of us at ATAS is unique in terms of our background and personality. However we all share the definitive goal of working conscientiously to our full potential, and we are genuinely eager to achieve the best results for our clients
MEET THE TEAM
Teresa is a U.S. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) from state of Virginia and earned a master’s degree in taxation from The George Washington University in 1996. Prior to moving to Switzerland in 2013, Teresa has 17 years of work experience in various Big 4 tax and audit firms in 5 countries (US, BE, NL, HK, and CA) where she managed major global companies’ expatriate tax programs and gained in-depth knowledge of international taxation of U.S. and foreign individuals. In Bermuda, Teresa furthered her knowledge in both US and foreign partnership and corporate taxation. Teresa had also worked as a financial accountant for 5 years before becoming a tax consultant. In Switzerland, Teresa has added focus on high net worth individuals and expatriation process. With strong technical background in U.S. tax, coupled with 20 years of international tax experience, Teresa is recognized as a trusted adviser who is committed in delivering quality work on a timely basis.
Timothy is a U.S. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with 19 years of experience in taxation, accounting, and financial services operations. He specializes in assisting private equity funds, hedge funds, family offices, high net worth individuals and other private investors with U.S. domestic and international taxation, tax due diligence and structuring, tax compliance, tax provisions and FATCA-related issues, as well as fund and special purpose vehicle operations.
Prior to working at ATAS,Timothy worked for 6 years in Switzerland managing U.S. tax operations for one of Europe’s largest private equity firms, was Tax Director of a Fund Service Group for 7 years at a midsize public accounting / fund administration firm in Miami, and worked for 6 years at a Big 4 accounting firm within their Financial Services Group in Florida and New York. He holds a Master’s Degree in Taxation and a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Long Island University.
Sameera is an experienced UK and international tax accountant, a member of The Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and a recipient of a Masters in Taxation from the University of London, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in 2012.
Sameera specializes in international tax and accounting issues, with a particular focus on advising private client law firms, HNWIs, offshore trustees and UK trust beneficiaries on matters relating to UK residency, investment and property portfolios, taxation of offshore trusts in UK, voluntary disclosures to HMRC and annual UK tax filings.
Sameera is from Tanzania where she qualified as an accountant in 2001 before relocating to the UK and working as an in-house accountant for a multi-national conglomerate until 2012. Since then, she has been working as an independent international tax advisor based in London. Sameera joined ATAS as a consultant in January 2018 to further diversify our international tax expertise.
Sameera is fluent in several languages, written and spoken, including English, Kutchi, Gujarati, Hindi, Kiswahili and Urdu. For the past 6 years, Sameera has developed strong client relationships assisting many private clients on the technical details of their tax obligations.
Namhee is a highly skilled tax professional with over 7 years’ experience managing U.S. individual expatriate tax issues for a broad client base in Switzerland and across Asia. She has significant experience in the preparation of U.S. Individual Annual Tax Returns for expatriate U.S. citizens with a particular focus on Foreign Asset reporting including PFIC, shares and bonds. Most recently her work has been focused on the efficient translation of foreign tax returns into IRS formats including the core 1040, FinCEN 114 (FBAR) and 8938 forms. Namhee also has extensive experience of U.S. tax compliance issues including submissions to the Offshore Voluntary Submission Program (OVDP) and the Streamlined Foreign and Domestic (SLF / SLD) filing procedures.
Namhee is a highly valued employee for her proactive and analytical approach to often complex tax issues as well as her ability to make transparent these issues to our broad client base.
Angela is the ATAS Operations Manager. Her core management skills and abilities in organization ensure a consistency of high quality service across all the ATAS offices. Angela is also a Senior Paralegal at Anaford Attorneys at Law where she has been assisting U.S. and non-U.S. private clients with a particular focus on annual tax returns and regularizations, international tax, trusts and estates. Today, Angela harnesses her strong experience in management and high-level legal support in a dual role for ATAS and Anaford Attorneys at Law.
Angela started her career in the trusts and estates area at a nationally recognized top-ranked law firm. She then moved to another law firm to pursue new challenges where she quickly advanced to the position of office manager while working closely for over 25 years with the same senior partner in a broad range of areas including corporate law, estate planning and administration, litigation, real estate and tax appeal matters.
Matthew is a U.S. and England and Wales tax lawyer. He is a TEP member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), a member of the International Tax Planning Association (ITPA), and a member of the New York Bar Association and UK Law Society.
Matthew is admitted to the U.S. Tax Court, and handles IRS tax controversy matters on a daily basis. He has been practicing U.S. tax law and advised international clientele for more than 15 years in the U.S., Europe and Switzerland. Matthew specializes in finding tax efficient solutions for his international clients.
Matthew is also fluent in French and has a valuable knowledge of the French and Swiss tax systems.
Milan is a U.S. tax lawyer and Member of the New York Bar Association. He has been practicing U.S. tax law for more than 20 years in both the U.S. and Switzerland. Milan had previously worked as a U.S. Attorney for the Internal Revenue Service. This experience has enabled him to understand the U.S. tax system from a specific perspective that most U.S. tax lawyers practicing outside of the U.S. are lacking. Milan has been advising clients from all countries with regards to their U.S. tax obligations.
Chloe is a British economics graduate who studied in the U.K. Her areas of expertise within academic studies and professional experiences are accounting, taxation and mathematics. Since 2015 has been involved with international tax compliance, U.S. regularization matters and U.S. coordination.
Within U.S. legal teams in Switzerland, Henrieta brings a balanced set of organizational skills to our company. She has the ability to directly deal with people at all levels and from different backgrounds. She is fluent in several languages, written and spoken. Her mother tongue is Slovakian; she is professionally proficient in English, German and Czech and also understands Polish and Russian.
As Administrative Assistant, Sarah-Jane supports our team members in the preparation of required U.S. individual, trust and other informational tax returns. She is a valued member of the team. Enthusiastic and personable, she consistently ensures high-quality service to each of our local and international clients.
Sarah has a broad range of experience in client services and financial fields. She completed her Service Management and Engineering Master’s Degree in 2016 at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO Master) in Lausanne, which has expanded upon her strong experience in providing excellent levels of customer service. As a highly motivated and proactive person, Sarah-Jane possesses a keen attention to detail combined with a team-minded and problem-solving approach. She speaks fluent French and English and basic German.