Prior to joining Manela, Houtan worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP for 12 years in the financial services and private financial services practices, based in Los Angeles. With PwC’s financial services practice, Houtan had nine years of experience providing federal, state, and international compliance and consulting services to his clients, which included distressed-debt funds, private-equity-funds, fund-of-funds, hedge funds, and management companies. He has experience with complex tax areas, such as PFICs, CFCs, and private-equity restructurings.
In the private financial services practice, Houtan provided compliance and consulting services to high-net-worth individuals and their businesses, and executives of well-known real-estate and private-equity firms. While at PwC, Houtan led many local and national training on tax technical topics. Prior to PwC, Houtan worked in Deloitte’s audit practice for a year in the Los Angeles office.