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Burger King and Corporate Inversions: Expert Explains Why, and How

Released: 26-Aug-2014 9:30 AM EDT
Source Newsroom: Georgia State University
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Georgia State University's Anne Tucker is available to speak on the subject of corporate inversions in light of the proposed Burger King acquisition of Tim Hortons and move of its headquarters to Canada.

Direct contact information for Tucker is available to reporters logged in to the Newswise system.

Tucker, an assistant professor of law, recently wrote on The Huffington Post as to why U.S. corporations decide to move their headquarters away from the United States and to become foreign corporations: a comparatively high American corporate tax rate of 35 percent (with 21 percent in the EU and zero in Bermuda and the Cayman Islands), and that other countries operate under systems that do not tax profits earned outside of the home country, counter to the U.S. system.

"For a corporation to move overseas, it may be less disruptive and difficult than it sounds. To begin, a corporate home is a legal concept, and it may or may not coincide with the physical presence of that company," Tucker wrote.

Prior to joining Georgia State Law, Tucker practiced corporate law with Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker. She also clerked for the Hon. Alice D. Bonner and the Hon. Elizabeth E. Long at Georgia’s Business Court, a special court formed to adjudicate high dollar, complex commercial and business litigation. While at the court, Tucker served as the program director overseeing initial development of the Business Court. Prior to that, she served as a Governor’s Fellow for Indiana Gov. Frank O’Bannon.

Tucker received her J.D. at Indiana University and B.A. in political science and journalism at Butler University.

For more information about Tucker, including links to her publications, visit http://law.gsu.edu/profile/anne-tucker/.

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