Lawrence J. Chastang, Co-chair
Lawrence J. Chastang, CPA, Co-chair of the Global Ties U.S. Advisory Council, is the Managing Principal of International Services for LarsonAllen LLP and is based in Orlando, Florida. He specializes in international taxation, assisting a variety of clients ranging from small entrepreneurs to major multi-national subsidiaries with their individual and corporate work. Mr. Chastang has been serving international clients and has developed strong business ties in the international community.For many years, he worked as a tax manager with Price Waterhouse in Orlando, and thereafter became a founding partner and the managing partner of the accounting firm Chastang, Ferrell, Sims & Eiserman LLC, which merged with LarsonAllen in 2006. Mr. Chastang advises on a wide range of domestic and international tax issues with clients that include multinational corporations, partnerships and entrepreneurs as well as foreign persons investing in the United States. Mr. Chastang is acknowledged as one of Florida's leading experts in international business and taxation and is fluent in Spanish and French. Mr. Chastang graduated (summa cum laude) from the University of Central Florida in 1980.
Mr. Chastang is widely involved in the community's international business organizations and serves on many boards. He serves on UCF’s Global Perspectives Office Advisory Board and the UCF Foundation Board of Directors. He is on the board of directors and is the regional chairman of North and Central America for Nexia International. Mr. Chastang serves as the chairman of FICPA (Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants) International Tax Committee and the co-chairman of the Florida Bar/FICPA International Tax Conference. In addition, he has served on the board of directors for Metro Orlando International Affairs Commission; Metro serves International Visitors in Washington D.C., and is one of the founding members of the Orlando Area Committee of Foreign Relations. Mr. Chastang is a member of the Society of International Business Fellows as well as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Chastang also serves on the accounting advisory board for the University of Central Florida. In addition, Mr. Chastang is also the recipient of the Outstanding Alumnus Award for UCF's School of Accounting and he is the recipient of the UCF Hall of Fame Award.