RONALD A. BORDEAUX

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BORDEAUX RONALD ALAN BORDEAUX Ron Bordeaux, International Tax Attorney, Tennis Player and Father, Dies at 51 Of Washington, DC, passed away on January 15, 2014. A native of Peoria, Illinois and a graduate of Harvard Law School, Mr. Bordeaux was a distinguished international tax partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers for nearly two decades. All who knew Ron will long remember his powerful intellect, his boundless curiosity and his great zest for all things tax, tennis, and family. Ron was born in Peoria, IL, to Helen and the late Henry Bordeaux in 1962. In 1984 he graduated with highest honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a BS in Finance, where he received the College of Commerce Top Ten Senior Award. Ron went on to Harvard Law School where he earned his J.D. in 1987. He began his legal career with McDermott Will & Emory in Chicago, and then spent a year in London with Fox & Gibbons. He worked in the Washington office of Shearman & Sterling LLP before joining the Washington office of PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1997, where he practiced for the remainder of his career. At PWC, Ron worked in the National Tax Services office where he advised US and foreign-based multinationals with regard to their international tax issues, including projects involving mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, cross-border financing, redomiciliation and tax treaties. Ron served as co-leader of the Firm's national inbound tax leadership team. In this capacity, he advised major foreign-based clients in structuring their inbound investment in the United States and subsequent compliance with US tax rules. He also represented companies in controversy matters, as well as ruling requests with the IRS. Ron was a member of the Foreign Activities of US Taxpayers Committee and the US Activities of Foreign Taxpayers Committee of the American Bar Association Tax Section. He was a frequent speaker at tax seminars worldwide and he published articles on a wide array of international tax topics. Ron was a member of the bar of the District of Columbia and the State of Illinois. Ron was an enthusiastic member of the tennis community at Belle Haven Country Club where he enjoyed playing against other area club teams with his many dear friends. He won numerous tennis awards at Belle Haven and was also a club paddle tennis champion. His life-long love of the sport began at an early age; he played with his parents at their hometown club, and later competed on the varsity team in high school. His passion for the game led him to serve on the board of the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation. Ron was a devoted Catholic, thoughtful academic, and avid traveler. Ron married Christina Zack Bordeaux in 1988 and the two were married for twenty-four years before separating. He was a wonderful father to his daughter Brittany and son Nicholas. Ron and his family shared many wonderful times traveling through Europe and to their favorite destination, Sarasota, Florida, where numerous hours were spent on the tennis courts. Ron is survived, loved and missed by his children, Brittany and Nicholas of Washington, DC, his mother Helen Bordeaux of Peoria, IL, brother David Doggett Bordeaux of Atlanta, GA, sisters Janice Bordeaux of Houston, TX and Donna Adams of Nashville, TN, and his former wife, Christina Bordeaux of Washington, DC. He was preceded in death by his father Henry Bordeaux and his sister Gail Kaleel. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 25 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 3513 N Street, NW, Georgetown, Washington, DC. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to either: the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation, 16th & Kennedy Streets, NW, Washington, DC 20011 or St. Albans School, Mount St. Alban, Washington, DC 20016. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 25 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 3513 N Street, NW, Georgetown, Washington, DC. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to either: the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation, 16th & Kennedy Streets, NW, Washington, DC 20011 or St. Albans School, Mount St. Alban, Washington, DC 20016.

Published in The Washington Post on Jan. 23, 2014
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