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Baker McKenzie

Tax

3 ranked lawyersBand 1CaliforniaUSA 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Esteemed practice held in high regard for its adept handling of international tax work, such as transfer pricing and tax planning. Also noted for its expertise in tax controversy matters, including litigation and administrative appeals. Works with a host of market-leading clients, including high-profile names from the social media, money transfer and travel booking sectors.

Strengths

"It is a top-notch firm from a tax perspective."

"Baker McKenzie is a strong international tax firm that is capable of doing the biggest deals."

Work highlights

Baker McKenzie continued to represent Facebook in Tax Court litigation regarding transfer pricing for transferred assets to Facebook Ireland.

Notable practitioners

Gary Sprague wins praise from across the market for his exemplary skills in tax planning and controversy work.
"It is hard to find another tax attorney with the level of experience, knowledge and influence." "He is probably the best-known international tax lawyer."

Scott Frewing advises on various tax controversy matters, including transfer pricing disputes.
"Scott Frewing is a good practitioner."

Stewart Lipeles concentrates his practice on corporate tax matters, including tax structuring issues. He regularly handles domestic and cross-border issues.

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

California: Northern

Tax


Gary D Sprague
Band 1
Scott H Frewing
Band 4
Stewart R Lipeles
Band 3