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Richard L. Slowinski
Richard L. Slowinski
Baker & McKenzie LLP
Washington, DC




Partner
+ 1 202 452 7025
+ 1 202 416 7058

Richard Slowinski’s practice focuses on US federal income taxation of corporations, with an emphasis on international tax planning and controversies involving international tax issues. Ranked as a leading individual in taxation by International Tax Review’s World Tax Survey, Mr. Slowinski has served on the Firm’s North America Transfer Pricing Steering Committee and currently serves as hiring partner and associate development partner for the Washington Office. He also worked in the Tokyo office of Baker & McKenzie/Tokyo Aoyama Aoki Koma Law Office. Mr. Slowinski is a frequent presenter at seminars sponsored by the Tax Executives Institute, the Japan Tax Association and other professional organizations.

Practice Focus

Mr. Slowinski advises clients on corporate taxation, including cross-border tax controversy and planning matters involving transfer pricing of tangible products, intellectual property and services, global restructurings, effective tax rate minimization, tax treaties, cross-border tax planning, regulatory lobbying and other matters. His wide client base includes US and foreign manufacturers of electrical equipment and electronics, automobiles, recreational vehicles, aerospace equipment, pharmaceuticals, industrial products, diversified products, consumer products and telecommunications products and services.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Obtained numerous unilateral and bilateral Advance Pricing Agreements involving the IRS and other tax authorities with regard to companies in the heavy manufacturing and other industries and addressing novel issues such as verification of foreign segment data, foreign currency fluctuations, plant start-up and shut-down situations, US domestic transfer pricing and other issues.
  • Secured favorable competent authority agreements to eliminate double taxation in controversies involving the tax authorities of, for example, the US, Canada, Japan, Mexico, the United Kingdom, etc.
  • Advised numerous multinational companies in the motor vehicle, aerospace, telecommunications, diversified manufacturing and other industries with regard to tax-efficient supply chain restructurings involving Europe, Asia and the Americas.
  • Advised various multinational companies concerning intangible property migration strategies and compliance.
  • Counseled pharmaceutical company regarding strategies to address transfer pricing risks and reduce taxable permanent establishment concerns.
  • Advised multinational companies with respect to tax and customs implications of cross-border transactions.
  • Advised tax-exempt organization on tax issues associated with transactions involving taxable affiliates.
  • Counseled a start-up company in the renewable energy sector with regard to tax-efficient structuring of operations.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Maryland Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • American Bar Association - Transfer Pricing Committee
  • Columbus School of Law, Catholic Univ. of America - Board of Visitors
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • The Barristers

Admission

U.S. Tax Court~United States (1994)
District of Columbia~United States (1994)
Maryland~United States (1991)

Education

Georgetown University  (LL.M.) (1993)
Catholic University  (J.D.) (1991)
Bucknell University  (B.A.) (1987)

Baker & McKenzie LLP is a Limited Liability Partnership organized under the laws of the State of Illinois (USA) and is a member of Baker & McKenzie International, a Verein organized under the laws of Switzerland.
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