Brian Abbey

Managing Director, International Tax

Brian is a Managing Director within Global Tax Management’s International Tax Practice, based out of GTM’s Pittsburgh, PA office. In this role, Brian advises inbound and outbound multinational clients on all aspects of their cross-border transactions. He is especially well-versed in working with U.S. multinational companies on U.S. tax reform implications such as global intangible low taxed income (GILTI), foreign derived intangible income (FDII), base erosion anti-abuse tax (BEAT), foreign tax credit (FTC), and Section 163(j) interest limitations.

Brian joined GTM in 2019 after spending nearly five years as Managing Director, International Tax with a Big 4 firm in Pittsburgh. During his tenure there, he led a variety of complex engagements resulting in tax savings including Subpart F planning, restructuring intercompany debt, and 163(j) consulting, as well as advising on the international aspect of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Previously, he also served as a Senior Manager in the company’s International Tax Services practice, and as a Senior Consultant in another Big 4 firm’s Global Strategies Group.

In addition to his public accounting experience, Brian also served as the International Tax Director for a multinational dental manufacturing and distribution company, overseeing a tax team based in three countries. There, he was responsible for completing the international components of the Company’s ASC 740 calculation, supervising the completion of U.S. international compliance reporting forms and calculations.

He is a member of the American Bar Association – Section on Taxation, and the New Jersey State Bar Association. Brian resides in Valencia, PA with his wife Debbie and their kids, Declan and Alexis. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, music, staying involved with his kids’ sports activities, and traveling with his family.




B.S. in Economics, Pennsylvania State University
J.D., Pennsylvania State University – Dickinson School of Law
LL.M. in Taxation, University of Florida – Levin College of Law