Ed Besong
Senior Business Advisor

MLA Companies
15 W 4th St, Ste 450
Dayton, OH 45402

(937) 222-3622

Ed Besong joined MLA in 2018 as a Senior Business Advisor. As a CPA and JD, Ed brings a strong history of accounting and tax law experience. In addition to being a business owner himself, Ed engages in community development and education in his native Cameroon.

Prior to joining MLA, Ed worked for Alvarez & Marsal in their New York office as a M&A Tax Associate. He conducted buy-side and sell-side tax due diligence and structuring on S and C Corporation and LLCs, including participation in specialized tax research and modeling, to tax filing, debt restructuring, and reviews of the tax implications of deductions and acquisition agreements.

Prior to Alvarez & Marsal, Ed worked for Goldman Sachs in their New York office as an International Tax Analyst. In addition to tax preparation and review, Ed provided foreign tax treaty research, planning and sourcing. He also provided tax treatments for alternative investments, private equity firms, and publicly-traded partnerships.

While completing his schooling, Ed worked summers for JPMorgan Chase as a Mortgage Banking Associate, and as a seasonal tax preparer. He graduated in May 2016 with his JD and Masters in Accounting, specializing in tax.

MLA is excited to add Ed’s experience with Mergers and Acquisitions and strategic insight to the services we offer our clients.

Ed and his wife Kate spend time between southwest Ohio and New York, where they enjoy spending time with their nieces and nephews.