Alex Lifson - BDO Boston

Alex Lifson

Principal; Compensation & Benefits National Leader

BDO Boston



Executive Summary

Alex Lifson has more than 24 years of experience both in national accounting firms and in industry. He has advised clients ranging in size from multibillion dollar publicly traded companies to emerging market/growth companies, and across various industries including life sciences, software, technology, financial services, manufacturing, communications, and retail. 
Alex has extensive experience advising clients on all executive compensation and employee benefits issues, including section 280G golden parachute rules, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) due diligence and integration, stock and deferred compensation (both domestic and international), section 409A, section 162(m), qualified plan nondiscrimination testing, operational compliance and correction, payroll tax issues, benefit plan reporting, and ASC 740 issues related to compensation and benefits, including all tax provision implications of ASC 718 expense. 
Prior to joining BDO, Alex held a senior position with a highly acquisitive Fortune 200 global medical device company, where he led a team responsible for all world-wide tax issues related to executive compensation and employee benefits, as well as all aspects of tax planning for M&A activity. Prior to that, he held senior roles in the compensation and benefits practice of a Big Four Firm.
Alex is an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) enrolled agent.

Professional Affiliations

National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (NASPP)


M.S.T., Northeastern University
M.B.A., Boston University
B.A., Bates College