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Baker & McKenzie expands US offices

Ten lawyers and one economist have been promoted in six of Baker & McKenzie's US offices.

New York

Brian Arthur practises in the areas of international and federal taxation, particularly on on transfer pricing and federal income tax controversy matters, He advises multinational clients from several industries during audits, appeals, litigation, competent authority, and other stages of dispute resolution.


Gwen Hulsey advises clients on US federal income tax and tax disputes. Kai Kramer advises US multinationals on domestic and international transactions and tax disputes, focusing on US income tax law, with an emphasis on M&A and divestitures, international tax planning, restructurings (corporate and partnership), spin offs, joint ventures and tax controversies.

Palo Alto

Paula Levy advises US and foreign multinationals on income tax issues, as well as international tax planning, cross-border transactions, M&A, joint ventures, structuring international operations, subpart F planning, tax treaty planning and transfer pricing.

Michael Liu focuses on redomiciliations and domestications of private and publicly traded companies, tax-efficient cash repatriation strategies, post-acquisition integration planning and implementation, cross-border M&A and loss utilisation planning.


Stephen Long focuses on federal and multistate tax controversy issues and is experienced in resolving issues before the Internal Revenue Service and state tax authorities, including the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.


Coleen Romero focuses her practice on the resolution of federal income tax controversies with the IRS. She advises clients throughout all administrative phases of controversy, including audit, administrative appeals, alternative dispute resolution proceedings and court.

Julia Skubis Weber advises on international tax planning as well as cross-border tax issues, internal reorganisations, structuring of outbound and inbound investments, foreign tax credits, subpart F, passive foreign investment companies (PFICs), withholding and treaty analysis.


Daniel Stern focuses his practice on business taxation matters with a particular emphasis on international and domestic M&A and other major corporate transactions.

Philip Taylor focuses on the resolution of federal income tax controversies with the IRS. He advises clients throughout all administrative phases of a controversy, including audit, administrative appeals, and alternative dispute resolution proceedings.

Jessie Coleman has been appointed as a director economist with Baker & McKenzie Consulting in Washington. She focuses on dispute resolution and transfer pricing, particularly transfer pricing consulting, restructuring, economic analysis, valuation, controversy support, transfer pricing documentation, and negotiations. 

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