alliantgroup has announced that John Dies, the firm’s Managing Director of Tax Controversy, has been appointed to the American Bar Association’s Captive Insurance Committee.

Dies is a seasoned trial attorney who brings years of first-hand experience in representing and working with taxpayers on micro-captive insurance compliance to the committee. Prior to joining alliantgroup, he was a former partner at a respected litigation firm in Houston. He has a JD from the South Texas College of Law. He is a prominent figure in the captive insurance and tax communities, and has been featured on the topic of micro-captives in publications such as BNA, Accounting Today and Captive Insurance Times.

“John Dies is one of the premier voices in the area of captive insurance and one of the foremost leaders at our firm,” said Dhaval Jadav, alliantgroup CEO. “I am proud that the ABA has put him in a position of leadership on an issue that I know he is passionate about.”

In his new role with ABA, he will be using his knowledge to further educate taxpayers and their advisors on emerging trends in the captive insurance space. For more information, read the full release here.