Pinsents attracts KPMG corporate finance specialist

Pinsent Curtis has attracted a leading corporate tax specialist from big five accountancy practice KPMG.

Lisa Parisi, who has worked with KPMG as a principal tax consultant for the past five years, is joining the firm's Birmingham office as a partner.

She worked for Eversheds before joining KPMG and her experience includes corporate reorganisations for groups of companies and offshore tax planning.

Parisi will be working with the team on the tax planning which emanates from buying and selling companies, an area more commonly associated with accountants than lawyers.

David Ryan, head of tax at Pinsents' Birmingham office, says: “In contrast to other firms outside the City we are not reliant on corporate support work.

“The majority of our work is tax consultancy.

“Lisa will be an extremely valuable addition to the team.”

Parisi is the third lawyer to join the 20-strong tax team at Pinsent Curtis in recent months. Assistant solicitors Lynette Jacobs, an employee share scheme specialist, and Julia Cox, a personal tax expert, were recruited from the firm's regional rival Edge Ellison.