A Trinidad native with degrees in applied mathematics and physics, Paul runs intellectual circles around the rest of the Schwartz International team, keeping them constantly on their toes. Don’t let his gentle Caribbean lilt fool you – Paul is an extraordinarily passionate, intelligent and creative international tax nerd.
Having lived and worked in many different countries, Paul brings over four decades of both industry and large public accounting firm experience in global tax planning and strategy to the U.S. and foreign individual and business clients he serves. His experience includes managing the international tax functions of two U.S.-based multinational companies with operations in Europe, the Americas and Asia as well as serving as an inbound and outbound tax planning specialist while a partner in a Big 4 firm.
Paul has a profound technical understanding of U.S./global tax rules and extensive experience in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, corporate structuring, financing, and initial public offerings. He is respected around the world for his expertise in income tax treaties and has consulted with foreign governments on treaty policy and legislation affecting international tax and business issues. In addition, Paul is a frequent speaker at international tax conferences, has authored numerous articles on international tax issues, and is the founder and first president of The American Chamber of Commerce in the Eastern Caribbean. His love and passion lie with his two grandchildren who he teaches to dance with swaying Caribbean and Latin rhythms. His mode of relaxation for holidays is cruising the ocean (love of the sea from his Caribbean roots) with family.