Kristen E. Hazel has extensive experience representing clients in US and international aspects of federal tax matters, including international acquisitions and divestitures, international joint ventures, and capital plan design and implementation, including tax planning with respect to intellectual property. Her work includes both inbound and outbound transactions.
Kristen is the co-chair of the Firm's Captive Insurance Affinity Group. She regularly counsels clients with respect to the tax aspects of organizing, operating and defending captive insurance companies. She is chair of the Firm's New Business Committee and is a member of the Firm's Professional Responsibility Committee.
Kristen frequently speaks on international tax topics for various professional organizations. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Illinois Law School, the John Marshall Law School and the Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Kristen is a co-founder of Tax in the City: A Woman's Tax Roundtable®, which consists of women tax professionals with an interest in discussing substantive tax issues in a collegial and confidential setting, and which meets regularly in Chicago and New York.