by TJ Sponsel IIJanuary 8, 2020

Press Release


January 8, 2020

McGuire Sponsel adds International Tax practice

Acquisition of Align Global Consulting brings deep international expertise to specialty tax consulting firm

Indianapolis – McGuire Sponsel, a specialty tax consulting firm with clients throughout the United States, today announced its acquisition of Align Global Consulting, a leading international tax firm based in Raleigh, N.C.

“The acquisition of Align Global furthers McGuire Sponsel’s partnership promise to be the leading technical resource to regional and local CPA firms,” said TJ Sponsel II, McGuire Sponsel Managing Shareholder “Our clients have expressed a true need for a critical and complex international tax solution. Align Global’s technical experience, cultural and commercial awareness and appreciation for the CPA/client relationship made it the obvious choice to bring a solution to the market.”

Sean King, founder and president of Align Global Consulting, will join McGuire Sponsel and lead the firm’s new International Tax practice line. King is a renowned legal, tax and business advisor whose portfolio includes multiple large-scale agreement negotiations with some of the world’s most recognizable brands. A 20-year industry expert, King counsels clients on international corporate structuring for both outbound operations of U.S. multinationals and inbound operations of foreign multinationals.

The addition of Align Global introduces international tax to McGuire Sponsel’s rich technical tax expertise and enables local and regional leading CPA firms to fill a void with a strategic approach. McGuire Sponsel now offers expertise in global expansion, global business structuring, cross-border transactions including transfer pricing, and international tax planning for outbound and inbound investments.

McGuire Sponsel is the leading technical resource for progressive local and regional CPA firms. In May 2019, the firm doubled its cost segregation practice through the acquisition of Ernst & Morris, an industry leader known for its significant cost segregation expertise. International tax is a strategic integration into the firm’s services, introducing new offerings for existing and new clients. The firm will now offer R&D Tax Credits, Cost Segregation, International Tax, inclusive of IC-DISC, and Credits and Incentives.




About McGuire Sponsel

Partnering with CPA firms, McGuire Sponsel is a national specialty tax consulting firm offering Research & Development Tax Credits, Cost Segregation, International Tax, and Credits and Incentives. McGuire Sponsel strengthens client relationships by offering a conservative, methodical approach to delivering tax services that fall outside the traditional practices of local and regional CPA firms. Our approach has allowed us to become a trusted resource to CPAs across the country, with a strong track record with the IRS. For more information, visit