Noorani joins Mercadien as managing director in tax

Rahim Noorani has joined Mercadien as a managing director and principal in the firm’s tax department, the Princeton-based firm announced Wednesday.

Noorani comes to the accounting, advisory and tax firm with over 15 years of diversified experience in partnership and corporate taxation, along with federal, state, international and personal tax compliance, specializing in investment funds, operating partnerships and portfolio companies.

As a member of the Mercadien’s Private Company Services Group, Noorani will serve as a subject matter expert in providing optimum tax structures and strategies for his private company clients and their owners. Additionally, he will work with the firm’s Transaction Advisory Services Group, offering guidance from a tax perspective to clients who are buying or selling a business through advising them on deal structures, performing tax due diligence and assisting with succession and exit planning.

About Mercadien

Founded in 1963 in Princeton, the Mercadian Group is a family of entities that provides a full spectrum of advisory and accounting services, including traditional audit and financial reporting, tax compliance and planning, compliance oversight, risk assessment, litigation support, outsourced chief financial officer and accounting services, mergers & acquisitions assistance, succession planning, management and board consulting, as well as wealth management solutions. It also has offices in Philadelphia.

Mercadien Managing Director and Managing Principal Myron Gellman applauded the announcement.

“We at Mercadien are very excited to have Rahim join our professional client service team as a managing director and principal,” he said. “The addition of Rahim will expand Mercadien’s existing tax expertise in a few industries, especially within the financial services industry — specifically hedge funds and private equity groups.

“Mercadien continues to grow and will further expand our service offering capabilities moving forward.”

Prior to joining Mercadien, Noorani was a tax director at PwC, where he specialized in federal tax compliance and consulting services for wealth management companies and assisted with reviewing partnership agreements, purchase/sale agreements, mergers & acquisitions transactions, carry/waterfall models and statutory tax filings. Additionally, he led a large team of federal tax professionals and served as a liaison between the federal team and the state and international tax and personal finance teams.