Baker & McKenzie announces 12 new tax partners
Baker & McKenzie has announced 80 new partners worldwide, 12 of whom are tax partners.
Nicola Crispino (Milan)
Nicola Crispino has been a member of Baker McKenzie’s Tax Practice Group in Milan since January 2008. From 1990 to 2006, he served as senior officer for the Italian Tax Police (Guardia di Finanza), where in his last appointment he was responsible for international intelligence activity in the tax sector. Mr. Crispino has been a member of the Italian delegation, appointed by the Minister of Justice in the economic crime sector, at the Phare/Twinning Programmes for pre-accession to the European Union. He has been also a member of the European Commission Working Groups on VAT, carousel fraud and administrative cooperation; and a representative of the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance at the committee of the UN Convention against Corruption.
Edouard de Rancher (Paris)
Vladimir Efremov (Moscow)
Maher Haddad (Chicago)
Mr. Haddad concentrates his practice on advising US and non-US clients on federal income tax issues. He is experienced in tax matters related to joint ventures, private equity fund investments, and real estate transactions, including fund and REIT structures. He also provides advice on matters related to complex mergers and acquisition transactions and corporate restructurings. In addition, he has extensive experience structuring investments in renewable energy projects, using partnership and leasing structures to efficiently allocate energy tax credits and other tax benefits.
Cecilia Hassan (Miami)
Ms. Hassan’s practice focuses on US and international tax issues for high net worth individuals and multijurisdictional companies. She also handles general tax planning for individuals and companies.
Miles Hurst (Sydney)
Miles’ practice focuses on the Australian tax consequences of corporate structures, M&A, financing arrangements and major projects. He has extensive experience advising on renewable energy projects, infrastructure and property investment and cross-border structures.
Joseph B. Judkins (Washington)
Mr. Judkins concentrates on federal tax controversy matters at every phase of a dispute, including audit, IRS Appeals, and litigation. The application of administrative law principles to Treasury regulations and IRS guidance is a core component of his practice. Mr. Judkins advises clients on a broad spectrum of international and domestic tax disputes, including challenges to the validity of regulations, participation in the agency rulemaking process through the submission of comments and testimony at public hearings, issues involving transfer pricing, employment tax, the section 199 domestic production activities deduction, and the research credit.
Tamara A. Levin (San Francisco)
Ms. Levin focuses her practice on transfer pricing and tax planning. She represents clients in the software, semiconductor, medical device and other technology-based industries.
Erik Lind (Lima)
Joseph A. Myszka (Palo Alto)
Mr. Myszka advises clients at all stages of federal income tax disputes, including audit preparation and management, during administrative appeals, in alternative dispute resolution forums, and before the US Tax Court. Mr. Myszka has extensive experience in resolving disputes involving transfer pricing, subpart F, and foreign tax credit issues. He also has significant experience advising clients on high technology tax issues, structuring international operations, cross-border transactions, and transfer pricing matters. Mr. Myszka assists clients in the high-technology, consumer products, medical device and financial service industries, among others.
David Pope (New York)
David’s practice focuses on state and local corporate income tax, sales and use tax, property tax, payroll tax, personal income tax, and unclaimed property in all states. He represents clients in all aspects of state and local tax, including controversy, litigation, planning, and restructuring matters. David has advised Fortune 500 clients in the retail, financial, insurance, energy, media, telecommunication, and manufacturing industries across the United States.
Mark Tonkovich (Toronto)
Mr. Tonkovich helps clients resolve all manner of tax and related public law disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency and provincial tax authorities. He works on all aspects of the dispute resolution process, including the analysis of tax assessment and litigation risks, disclosure and negotiation with government agencies, audit management and defence, administrative appeals, and litigation in federal and provincial courts. He has successfully represented clients in the Tax Court of Canada, the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Court of Appeal for Ontario, and in resisting leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada.