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Carol A. Fitzsimmons

Partner, International Tax Practice Leader
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  • New York
  • U.S. Tax Court

B.A., magna cum laude, Nazareth College of Rochester

J.D., cum laude, SUNY Buffalo Law School

Carol practices in a wide range of domestic and international tax areas, including guiding Canadian and other non-U.S. clients on U.S. tax matters. She regularly counsels clients on U.S. tax and corporate issues related to business operations, mergers and acquisitions, and sales; U.S. tax issues in domestic and foreign private and public offerings; U.S. tax considerations related to investments in U.S. real estate; “inversion” structures; hybrid entity arrangements; business expansion into the United States from foreign jurisdictions; advantageous business structures for U.S. tax and estate planning purposes; U.S. tax consequences of relinquishment or renunciation of U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent resident ("green card") status; and U.S. tax issues affecting U.S. taxpayers resident abroad, including compliance with U.S. tax requirements, issues under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), and the U.S. anti-deferral tax regimes such as the controlled foreign corporation (CFC) and passive foreign investment company (PFIC) rules. She also advises clients on cross-border estate planning matters.

Carol’s clients include public and privately held businesses, business owners and investors, high-net-worth individuals and executives of multinational corporations. 

Carol is a member of Hodgson Russ’s board of directors, and she is a frequent speaker on U.S. tax law, especially in the cross-border context and as it affects businesses and individuals in Canada and internationally.


  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Tax Law)