Saturday, October 1, 2022

Butler Snow Sends Ole Miss Grads to Open London Office

londonlawyersYou’ve heard of the British invasion? Maybe you didn’t know about the Rebel invasion of London led by three Ole Miss accountants. These talented number crunchers are three members of a Jackson, Miss., tax firm, Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada PLLC, who opened the outfit’s 13th office and first international office in London this past summer.

Among the members of the Butler Snow International Tax Team sent to London are three University of Mississippi accounting school graduates. Brad Westerfield, Kurt Rademacher, and Samantha Moore. All three Rebels were raised in Mississippi and all received multiple Ole Miss degrees.

“At the University of Mississippi, we take great joy in the success of our graduates,” Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs Morris Stocks said. “It is rewarding to see young men and women from Mississippi making a significant international impact. They are models to our current and future students.”

Brad Westerfield received his Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of Mississippi in 1999, and then earned a master’s degree in taxation in 2000, also at his alma mater. He graduated from law school cum laude from Mississippi College in 2005, and earned his LL.M in taxation from New York University.

Kurt Rademacher earned a Bachelor of Accountancy in 1995 from the University of Mississippi before also receiving a master’s degree in taxation from Ole Miss in 1996. He went on to graduate magna cum laude from law school at Notre Dame in 1999 and obtain his LL.M in taxation from NYU. Rademacher is a member of multiple high-ranking wealth management societies both in the US and abroad.

Samantha Moore graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Accountancy in 2005, a master’s degree in taxation in 2007, and a J.D., magna cum laude, in 2009 all from the University of Mississippi. She went on to complete her LL.M in taxation at NYU, like her co-workers. In 2010, Moore was awarded the William Duffy Memorial Scholarship by the New York Tax Executives Institute. She is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Rademacher and Westerfield previously worked for British law firms specializing in international tax for the majority of their careers before joining Butler Snow. Westerfield lives and works in London full-time, while Rademacher splits his time between Jackson and London. Moore primarily works from the Jackson office, but spends a few weeks each year in London.

For the past two years, this group of Rebels was nominated for the prestigious STEP award for the North American Team of the year. That made them the logical choice to be sent to head-up the London office, according to Barry Cannada, the firm’s business department chair.

Cannnada says the primary focus of Butler Snow UK, LLP is to provide practical, solution driven U.S. tax advice to some top wealthiest European and Asian clients.

Rademacher, Westerfield, and Moore currently represent and advise clients from all over Europe, the Mid-East, and Asia, including ultra affluent customers listed in the Forbes top 1,000 wealthiest people list. Experienced in both U.S. and U.K. tax systems, the London team works with local counsel in their clients’ home areas to provide advice that achieves their specific tax objectives.

— Kate Sinervo, Staff Writer, HottyToddy.com

— You can email Kate at kate.sinervo@hottytoddy.com

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