Cardell McKinstry, CPA

Partner, Transaction Advisory Services

Cardell is a partner in the Transaction Advisory Services group at Aprio. Cardell has over 15 years of tax consulting experience serving clients across a wide range of industries, including construction, distribution, financial services, manufacturing and telecommunications. Prior to joining Aprio, Cardell was a senior director with the Alvarez & Marsal Transaction Tax Group and a former member of the Mergers & Acquisitions Transaction Services Group at Deloitte & Touche, LLP.

Cardell focuses on advising financial and strategic clients on the tax aspects and structuring of taxable and tax-free transactions. These include mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, restructurings, leveraged buy-outs and recapitalizations. He has been involved in all aspects of due diligence, transaction structuring and reviews of transaction-related documents.

Cardell has assisted in providing tax solutions for companies going through different phases of their life cycle, such as mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, bankruptcies and ownership changes. The tax solutions provide a variety of structures to retain valuable tax attributes (e.g. NOLs, tax credits, etc.), maximizing value and flexibility for all parties involved.

Cardell earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and a Master’s Degree in Taxation from the University of Alabama.