William D. James
Principal, International Tax Services, BKD
Will leads BKD’s transfer pricing practice. He has been a dedicated transfer pricing consultant since 1992, primarily working with large international accounting firms and advising clients on various transfer pricing and tax valuation issues.
Will has experience in transfer pricing planning, documentation, advance pricing agreements, intellectual property valuation, cost-sharing arrangements and transfer pricing controversy for clients in multiple industries. He spent three years in the United Kingdom gaining knowledge of transfer pricing under the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Guidelines, in addition to his knowledge on U.S. Internal Revenue Code Section 482.
He is a frequent speaker on transfer pricing topics at outside tax seminars, including the Council for International Tax Education, the Tax Executives Institute, INFONEX, IASeminars, World Trade Centers and the St. Louis International Tax Group. He has also presented on various transfer pricing topics in Canada, China, Israel, Japan, Singapore and throughout Europe. Will currently serves as the Global Chairman of Praxity, AISBL’s Transfer Pricing Expert Working Group. He was recognized by Finance Monthly as the U.S. Transfer Pricing Advisor of the Year for 2015.
He is on the board of directors at the World Trade Center St. Louis and is a member of the Development Committee on the Leadership Council at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis.