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​Ann Petersen is a member of the Business and Economic Incentives practice, a division of Jones Lang LaSalle. Ms. Petersen’s primary responsibilities include researching state and local economic development programs, coordination of state and local economic
development programs, coordination and negotiation with state and local economic development officials, and implementation of incentives.
 
Ms. Petersen provides complex financial analysis to her clients which includes 10 year P&L cash flow modeling of each project.  In addition, Ms. Petersen utilizes her legal background to provide creative savings solutions to her clients through legal analysis, tax legislation and letter rulings.
 
Experience
Prior to joining the BEI Team, Ms. Petersen was with the State and Local Tax practice at KPMG LLP where her practice was focused on state and local income and incentives advisory and compliance services. At KPMG, Ms. Petersen worked with a broad range of multi-state clients that included leaders within the retail, manufacturing, and financial services industries. She advised her clients on a variety of transactions including tax compliance, state tax return review, advisory, state audit defense, tax due diligence, and business restructurings. In addition, her practice was a leader in state and local RAR exam reporting, state passthrough taxation, and state-level income and franchise taxes imposed on disregarded entities and partnerships, nonresident withholding, and negotiation of specialized filing methodologies.
 
Education
Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Hamline University and J.D. from Hamline School of Law

Affiliations and Awards
Executive Board Member and  Officer of the Tax Council for the MSBA Tax Section
Editor in Chief of the MSBA Tax Section Newsletter
Minnesota Chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women
National CREW Board member for the CREW Foundation – the philanthropic arm of CREW Network
Economic Development Commissioner for a local Minnesota community
Economic Development Project of Year – Des Moines, IA
Industrial Deal of the Year – Atlanta, GA

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