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Baker & McKenzie expands North American practice


Jennifer Molnar and David Berek have joined Baker & McKenzie’s North American tax practice as partners. Berek has joined the Chicago practice, while Molnar has joined the Washington D.C. office.


Molnar previously worked for Baker & McKenzie as an associate between 2001 and 2006. She is returning to the firm after 10 years as an attorney at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan. She handles tax planning for international acquisitions, dispositions, reorganisations, joint ventures, Subpart F planning and restructurings. She also counsels clients on tax issues arising in structuring, negotiating, documenting and reporting complex transactions.


Berek has previously worked for firms such as Arthur Andersen, Coopers & Lybrand, McGuireWoods and Kirkland & Ellis. His last position was as a partner in Horwood Marcus & Berk. Berek has also served as a director at Credit Suisse. In addition to his role as partner in Baker & McKenzie, he will be working as an adjunct professor. He counsels high net-worth individuals, corporate executives, family offices and privately owned family business owners. His transfer tax planning engagements include grantor trust planning and lifetime taxable transfers to GST exempt trusts, utilisation of self-cancelling notes, private annuities and grantor retained annuity trusts. 

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