Arash Barkhordar Principal, Insurance Tax Sector Leader

Arash Barkhordar

Arash leads Mazars insurance tax practice in the US, with over 20 years of experience assisting property/casualty, life and captive insurance companies.  Arash has extensive expertise in the taxation of multi-billion dollar global and US domiciled, publicly traded and closely held corporations, including mergers & acquisitions, US and international tax planning and corporate restructurings, cross-border transactions and internal controls.   His practice focuses on insurance tax consulting and tax compliance for non-audit as well as assurance clients.   Arash has authored insurance tax thought leadership on various topics and presented at national insurance tax forums and executive events.   

Prior to joining Mazars, Arash served insurance clients as part of the US insurance leadership team for an international accounting firm as well as a big 4 firm. 

Arash received a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Information Systems, cum laude, with a minor in Economics from Queens College and a Juris Doctorate from the Hofstra University School of Law.

Industry Expertise

Insurance (P&C, Life, Health, Captive, MGA & TPAs)


Service Specialties

Tax Planning & Structuring
Insurance M&A and Consulting
International Tax

Tax Research
IRS Audits & Controversy
ASC 740/GAAP & SSAP 101 & IFRS

Licenses & Certifications

Admitted to the Bar of the State of New York



The Federal Bar Association,

New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA)

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Arash Barkhordar Principal, Insurance Tax Sector Leader

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