George C. Koutouras Esq.

CEO and Founder
LumiNational LLC

The founder of LumiNational, George Koutouras has advised some of the world's largest companies and other professionals on a wide variety of technical tax matters. Seeing firsthand the progression of economic cycles as a professional from the late 1980s through the "dot com" bubble of the late 1990's through the private equity/real estate bubble of the mid-2000's and having served the largest bankruptcy estates of the subsequent market crash and recovery, George has developed deep technical insights into the manner that business is affected by external forces. George brings this understanding of how these external forces affect tax planning for corporations of all sizes. In short, George's bias of delivering relevant and timely insights in an understandable manner to the market drives the development of LumiNational as a National resource to businesses of all sizes.

As the CEO of LumiNational, George Koutouras brings more than 2 decades of tax experience advising large multinationals and private equity clients on taxation of corporate life-cycle events such as acquisitions, integrations, dispositions, reorganizations, spin-offs, distributions and public offerings. Throughout his career, he has played a critical role in upholding the quality and technical integrity of the each firms' transactional tax services as a subject matter adviser to the corporate transaction tax practice.

Additionally, he has many years of experience advising companies with tax issues encountered through bankruptcies and debt restructurings. With an in-depth understanding of how tax attributes, including net operating losses, are created and consumed by companies, George has assisted taxpayers preserve and utilize tax attributes, both in and out of bankruptcy court.

George is an Adjunct Professor at Golden Gate University and was previously an adjunct professor at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining LumiNational, he was a Partner with Moss Adams, as well as a Managing Director at Alvarez and Marsal. Mr. Koutouras also spent more than eight years with PricewaterhouseCoopers in a variety of roles, as well as a Senior Manager in the National Office West of Ernst & Young.

LL.M., Taxation, Georgetown University Law Center (1994)
J.D., Law, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law (1993)
B.S.A., Finance and Accounting, University of Michigan-Dearborn (1990)

Tax Management Portfolios™

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