Houston - Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas, P.C. (PKF Texas) is pleased to announce Tax Directors Rafael Carsalade, CPA, Alison Muecke, CPA and Jim Streets, CPA have been named shareholders in the firm, practicing in the tax services group.

"Rafael, Alison, and Jim have contributed greatly to the growth of our firm. My fellow shareholders and I at PKF Texas are extremely pleased to welcome them into our ownership group," said Del Walker, CPA, Tax Director and Practice Leader. "This is an important milestone in their respective careers and for the firm."

Carsalade specializes in international, corporate and partnership taxation. He also provides tax and business consultation for domestic medium to large privately owned and publicly-held companies in the manufacturing, distribution, oil field services, energy and software/technology sectors. Carsalade is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and French.

Muecke's experience includes tax consulting and compliance, working with closely held entities, including partnerships, corporations and trusts, with her primary focus on high net worth individuals and family owned businesses. She also does significant representation of clients before the IRS related to tax controversy matters.

Streets has extensive experience with tax and business consultation for middle market, privately owned companies including manufacturing, professional services, retail and wholesale and distribution. He also has significant experience with federal and state tax compliance and client representation before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and state taxing authorities.

Muecke has been with the firm since 1998 and Carsalade and Streets joined in 2003 and 2008, respectively.