China Desk

Deciding to invest in or expand your company’s presence outside of where you call home can be overwhelming. ParenteBeard is here to offer the expertise necessary to make your decision the right one.

Our China desk was created in response to the increased demand for high quality international consulting services for both inbound and outbound China-related investment.

Headquartered in New York City, the China desk directs our full range of services available to Chinese companies and investors interested in expansion within the U.S. market. Led by Joseph O’Neill, vice president of tax services, our China desk team is comprised of international tax and accounting and advisory professionals, including several who are proficient in Mandarin and Cantonese. Additional expertise will be provided by Partner Lawrence Gotfried leading the desk’s audit practice and Partner Michael Mathisen as lead of the desk’s tax practice. Both bring years of international experience and knowledge to help spearhead this new international initiative.

Through our membership in Baker Tilly International, the Baker Tilly China team is available to augment our China desk’s service offerings as well. Headquartered in Beijing, Baker Tilly China has branches in Shanghai and Nanjing, as well as operates a network of 13 member firms located in Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Changsha, Qingdao, Shijiazhuang, Tangshan, Kunming, Shenyang, Dalian, Xuzhou, Chengdu and Yinchuan. The firm’s 1,200 staff members are committed to offering the highest level of service to a wide range of clients including state-owned enterprises, listed companies, privately-owned and foreign investment enterprises across a wide range of industries.

Our China desk team offers expertise in accounting, tax, third party services, investment banking and transactional advisory services.

Here’s how we can help you:


  • Audit
  • SEC compliance
  • Due diligence
  • Cross-border financing guidance


  • Organizational structure
  • Fiscal management of intellectual property rights
  • Federal and state implications and registrations
  • High net worth consulting

Transactional Advisory

  • Project management
  • Acquisition support
  • Financial tax due diligence
  • Tax structuring
  • Post transaction integration

Investment Banking

  • Deal origination
  • Liaison and negotiations with co-investors
  • Co-investments
  • Forum for market discussions
  • Valuations
  • Fairness opinions

Third Party Services
Our China desk also provides access to a network of other services familiar to Chinese nationals that includes banks, realtors, lobbying services and attorneys.

Learn more about our China desk in these video discussions with Joe O’Neill (English version) and Lisa Li and Jie Shen (Chinese version).