New Tax Partners and Transfer Pricing Directors at Baker McKenzie
Baker McKenzie has elected 20 new partners in North America. The Firm also elected five attorneys to Counsel, as well as three individuals to Director of Economics. The elections were effective January 1, 2018.
“These individuals have made significant contributions to our Firm, demonstrating a deep understanding of our clients’ businesses and industries,” said Colin Murray, Baker McKenzie’s Managing Partner in North America. “We are very proud of their accomplishments, and I congratulate each of them on achieving this significant career milestone. As the new year begins, I look forward to working with them to advise our clients as they pursue growth and navigate a complex marketplace.”
The Firm’s newly promoted individuals specialising in tax include:
Adam Beckerink is a Partner in the Tax Practice, based in Chicago. Adam advises multinational corporations and high net-worth individuals on a range of tax issues, tax controversies and litigation, including multistate and federal tax planning and the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions. He represents clients on state tax matters before administrative appeal boards, tax tribunals and courts in Illinois and other US states. He received his bachelor’s degree from Shenandoah University, his J.D. from the University of Maryland and his LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center.
Paul DePasquale is a Partner in the Tax Practice, based in New York. Paul advises high net worth individuals and families on a range of matters, including cross-border investments, real estate investments, income tax and transfer tax planning, trust and estate planning and business succession, among others. He also advises multinational corporations and investment funds on US inbound and outbound international tax issues, as well as financial institutions on FATCA, CRS, withholding taxes and information reporting. He received his bachelor’s degree from College of William and Mary and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.
Tatyana Johnson is a Partner in the Tax Practice, based in New York. Tatyana focuses her practice on US federal income taxation of corporations, with an emphasis on international tax planning. She advises clients on international mergers, acquisitions, post-acquisition and pre-disposition restructuring, spin-offs, supply chain restructuring, and other tax-related matters, including outbound and inbound tax planning, income tax treaties, efficient repatriation and intangible property migration. She received her B.S.B.A. in Finance from Washington University, her J.D. from Southern Methodist University School of Law and her LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center.
Victor Morales-Chavez is a Partner in the Tax Practice, based in Mexico City. Victor’s practice focuses on corporate taxes, non-resident taxation, international tax treaties and general tax planning. He advises multinational companies on projects related to mergers and acquisition, corporate restructuring and due diligence. He received his accounting degree from the Instituto Technologico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente A.C. and degrees in tax from Guadalajara Public Accountants College and Universidad Panamericana.
Jonathan Welbel is a Partner in the Tax Practice, based in Chicago. Jonathan advises multinational corporations on transfer pricing and other international tax issues with a focus on US federal tax controversy. He helps clients navigate the audits, appeals and litigation process, and he has extensive experience working with tax court practice and procedure. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University and his LL.M. in Taxation from Northwestern University School of Law.
Allan Pasalagua-Ayala is Counsel in the Tax Practice, based in Mexico City. Allan advises clients on transfer pricing matters, with an emphasis on economic analysis, including planning, compliance, valuations, APAs and audits in Mexico. He counsels companies from different industrial sectors on local transfer pricing matters, but has also been involved in global and regional documentation projects. He also has experience advising on business and intangible assets valuations. He received his bachelor’s degree from Universidad Iberoamericana.
Director of Economics:
Joshua Nixt is a Director of Economics in the Tax Practice, based in New York. Josh advises multinational companies across a variety of industries on transfer pricing and tax-related engagements, including planning of intercompany transactions, preparing US and foreign documentation, valuation and audit defense. His practice focuses on intellectual property and other intangibles, and he has managed several analyses related to licensing, IP migration, and cost sharing. He received his bachelor’s degree from the Ohio State University and his master’s degree and Ph.D. from Northwestern University.
Andrew O’Brien-Penney is a Director of Economics in the Tax Practice, based in Chicago. Andrew provides clients with economic analyses and valuations to assist them in planning and supporting business reorganizations, new transfer pricing policies, transitioning to principal company structures and implementing cost sharing arrangements. He also advises on audit and dispute resolution situations, supply chain restructuring, planning, advance pricing agreements and intellectual property migration opportunities. He received his bachelor’s degree from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Ivan Tsios is a Director of Economics and Valuation Services in the Tax Practice, based in Chicago. Ivan provides comprehensive economic and valuation services related to transfer pricing issues and other tax matters. Ivan assists clients with planning intercompany pricing, US and foreign documentation, negotiating advanced pricing agreements, restructuring intercompany arrangements, intellectual property transfers, and dispute resolution. He also prepares valuations of businesses, intangible property and damages in mergers, acquisitions and other transactions, corporate tax planning, corporate reorganizations, antitrust and competition, and debt and equity valuation. He received his bachelor’s degree from Dominican University and his M.B.A. from DePaul University.