Valentiam Group is an innovative boutique professional services firm with locations across the US. Our name originates from the Latin phrase "ad valentiam" meaning "to the value.” Our team is comprised of professionals with extensive experience and educational experiences. We focus primarily on helping tax advisors determine an arm’s-length price of intercompany sales transactions and the fair market value of assets for federal, state, and local tax purposes. Our work entails both domestic and cross-border transactions.
Charles River Associates is a leading global consulting firm that offers economic, financial, and strategic expertise to major law firms, corporations, accounting firms, and governments around the world. With proven skills in complex cases and exceptional strength in analytics, CRA consultants have provided astute guidance to clients in thousands of successful engagements. We offer litigation and regulatory support, business strategy and planning, market and demand forecasting, policy analysis, and risk management consulting services. Our success stems from the outstanding capabilities of our consultants, many of whom are recognized as experts in their respective fields; our close relationships with a select group of respected academic and industry experts; and from a corporate philosophy that stresses interdisciplinary collaboration and responsive service.
Mark is a partner in Valentiam Group and brings more than twenty years of transfer pricing experience having worked in both consulting and in-house transfer pricing roles at Ernst & Young, KPMG, Duff & Phelps and Procter & Gamble Corporation. Mark has advised companies across a spectrum of industries – including technology, consumer products, direct marketing, healthcare and professional services. Mark has also been recognized by Euromoney as one of the leading transfer pricing economists in North America.
Mark advises multinational companies on a wide range of transfer pricing and valuation issues, including the following: Global transfer pricing documentation in more than 40 countries; global transfer pricing planning; tax-efficient supply chain planning; intangible property valuations within the context of IRC §§ 482 and 367(d); operational transfer pricing, including ERP system integration; cost-sharing; Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs); audit defense; Competent Authority matters in North America, Asia and Europe; and, FIN 48 / ASC 740 compliance.
Robin Hart is a Principal within the Transfer Pricing Practice. Robin is a highly regarded transfer pricing and tax economist with 17 years of experience serving clients in the life sciences, technology, and consumer products sectors. He has assisted taxpayers with their strategic objectives relating to the transfers and licensing of intangible property, alignment of supply chains, the establishment of high-value and shared service centers, and intercompany financing. Focused primarily on innovative Bay Area companies, Robin has executed on cross-border and domestic transactions involving cost-sharing and IP planning, post-acquisition integration, global BEPS alignment, the launch of new digital business models, and business restructurings. Projects have included feasibility and planning, U.S. and OECD Action 13 documentation, APA submissions, ASC740-10, and audit defense. His recent experience includes assessing IP strategies in light of U.S. tax reform and BEPS for high growth medical device, biotechnology and fintech companies. Prior to joining CRA, Robin was a Managing Director with Deloitte Tax in San Francisco.