An Inside Look: Feat. Ann Petersen of Jones Lang LaSalle

Picture1Ann Petersen is a vice president and member of the Business and Economic Incentives division of Jones Lang LaSalle. Ann’s primary responsibilities include researching state and local economic development programs, coordination of state and local economic development programs, coordination and negotiation with state and local economic development officials and implementation of incentives. Ann provides complex financial analysis to her clients which includes 10 year P&L cash flow modeling of each project.  In addition, Ann utilizes her legal background to provide creative savings solutions to her clients through legal analysis, tax legislation and letter rulings.

Prior to joining the BEI Team, Ann was with the State and Local Tax practice at KPMG LLP where her practice was focused on state and local income and incentives advisory and compliance services. At KPMG, Ann worked with a broad range of multi-state clients that included leaders within the retail, manufacturing and financial services industries. Ann advised her clients on a variety of transactions including tax compliance, state tax return review, advisory, state audit defense, tax due diligence and business restructurings. In addition, Ann’s practice was a leader in state and local RAR exam reporting, state pass through taxation and state-level income and franchise taxes imposed on disregarded entities and partnerships, nonresident withholding and negotiation of specialized filing methodologies.

Ann has served as an executive board member and officer of the Tax Council for the MSBA Tax Section and as Editor in Chief of the MSBA Tax Section Newsletter. She is a member of the Minnesota Chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women and served on the Board of the National CREW Foundation – the philanthropic arm of CREW Network. She has also served as an Economic Development Commissioner for a local Minnesota community and was awarded Economic Development Project of Year in Des Moines, IA.

Ann received a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Hamline University and Juris Doctor Degree from Hamline School of Law.