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Steven J. Leifer

Senior Advisor, Alvarez & Marsal

Steven J. Leifer is a Senior Advisor in Alvarez & Marsals Executive Compensation and Benefits Consulting practice. He brings significant tax, accounting and executive benefit planning experience to clients.

Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Leifer was Vice President Technical Services with NYLEX Benefits, New York Life Insurance Companys executive benefits consulting arm, where he was responsible for developing, structuring and implementing nonqualified executive benefit plans.

Prior to NYLEX Benefits, Mr. Leifer was a Partner at Ernst & Young (now EY), where he served as Director of the firms Office of International Tax Services, and also served as Director of Tax for the firm‘s New York Region, where he was responsible for all tax services rendered to clients.

Mr. Leifer earned a Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School and an LLM (taxation) from New York University School of Law. He earned a BBA in public accounting from The City University of New York. Mr. Leifer is a member of the bar in New York and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in New York and Connecticut.

Mr. Leifer is active in several professional associations, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), where has chaired the Tax Policy and Simplification Committee, the Task Force on Taxation of Electronic Commerce and the Task Force on the Taxation of SplitDollar Life Insurance. He currently is a member of the New York State Society of CPAsProfessional Ethics Committee.