Jerred Blanchard moves from EY to Baker & McKenzie
Jerred Blanchard has recently joined Baker & McKenzie’s Tax Practice as Counsel in the Houston office, bringing with him more than 30 years of experience advising U.S. and multinational corporations in the area of complex M&A transactions, US consolidated return regulations and a multitude of international tax planning issues.
“Jerred is considered one of the most knowledgeable attorneys in the US on corporate M&A transactions and particularly on consolidated return issues, having co-authored one of the leading treatises on that subject” said Thomas Linguanti, Chair of the Firm’s North American Tax Practice. “With his deep experience in complex transactional tax issues, Jerred will be an outstanding asset to our clients.”
Mr. Blanchard’s practice will continue to focus on federal income tax planning for corporations and shareholders, consolidated return regulations, the preservation of tax attributes in connection with insolvency proceedings and cross-border mergers and acquisitions.
“Jerred will augment our long-established and full service transactional practice in Houston. His prominence in the tax field, as well as his broad skill set, will further bolster and complement our highly-regarded tax practice in Houston and across North America,” said Jonathan Newton, Managing Partner of Baker & McKenzie’s Houston office. “We are proud to welcome him to the Firm and Houston office.”
Mr. Blanchard joins Baker & McKenzie from the Houston office of EY He received his Bachelor of Arts from Yale University in 1973, his Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt University Law School in 1976, and his Master of Laws in Taxation from New York University School of Law in 1980. He was a member of the 11th District Advisory Committee to the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank at Dallas from 2010 through 2013. In addition to his being co-author of one of the leading treatises on consolidated returns, Federal Income Taxation of Corporations Filing Consolidated Returns, Mr. Blanchard has written numerous articles in professional journals on multiple corporate tax topics. He is also a frequent speaker at continuing legal and professional education programs around the US.