Alex Lifson

Alex Lifson

Principal; Compensation & Benefits National Leader

BDO Boston Office



Executive Summary

Alex Lifson leads the national Compensation & Benefits practice and has about 25 years of experience in both national accounting firms and in industry. He has advised clients ranging in size from very large publicly traded companies to emerging growth companies, and across various industries including life sciences, software, technology, financial services, manufacturing, communications, and retail. 

Alex has extensive experience advising his clients on all executive compensation and employee benefits matters (both in the U.S. and globally), including incentive and stock compensation plans, qualified and nonqualified retirement plans, a broad range of tax planning and accounting issues related to these plans, as well as fringe benefit and payroll tax issues. He has had a particular focus throughout his career on advising clients on these matters in the context of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and restructuring transactions, including due diligence, planning, and integration.

Professional Affiliations

National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (NASPP)


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


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