Aditya Darbari has recently joined Baker McKenzie as a Director of Economics in New York, bringing more than a decade of experience in conducting valuations for tax and financial reporting purposes.
"Valuations are often indispensable to the tax planning and transactional advice that our clients look to us for, let alone in supporting our tax controversy and litigation practitioners’ efforts on behalf of our clients," said Tom Linguanti, Chair of the Firm's North America Tax Practice. "Aditya has a proven track record of providing high-caliber valuation advice with respect to extremely complex and multi-jurisdictional matters, and we're pleased to add him to our regional and global teams."
Aditya most recently served as a Director with KPMG, where he initiated their private equity fund investment review practice in their Charlotte office, and has a broad range of valuation experience across a wide range of industries, including financial services, technology, computer software, and healthcare.
Prior to joining KPMG, Aditya worked as a Senior Associate at Duff & Phelps providing valuations of assets/liabilities and businesses, and as a Senior Financial Analyst at Dun & Bradstreet in their Investor Relations department.
With 950 tax practitioners in more than 40 countries, Baker McKenzie's Tax Practice is one of the most highly rated and recommended among law firms worldwide and a recognized leader in a broad range of tax specialities. The practice provides a strong network of tax professionals, offering domestic and multinational companies with a full complement of tax planning services, from analysis to implementation, along with a full range of tax dispute resolution services in the US and abroad, as well as advice on US and global tax policy, transfer pricing, customs, local and indirect tax and employee benefits tax issues.
Baker McKenzie's global team of economists consists of more than 30 practitioners based in North America and more than 50 worldwide. It is the only law firm to compete with the Big 4 and one of the very few law firms to offer integrated legal and economics transfer pricing services. Baker McKenzie Consulting LLC provides economic, quantitative, financial engineering, and valuation services in connection with a wide range of client needs.
The US tax practice was recently recognized by Law360 in its 2016 "Tax Practice Groups of the Year" and by US News & World Report and Best Lawyers as a National Tier One firm for tax law. In addition, the International Tax Review recently recognized the Firm's US and Canada Transfer Pricing practices as Tier One in its annual World Transfer Pricing rankings for 2017.
Aditya is the latest in a series of prominent hires for the North America Tax Practice. Donna McComber, a highly regarded transfer pricing economist with the Internal Revenue Service, recently rejoined Baker McKenzie Consulting LLC as a Director of Economics in the Firm's Washington, DC office. Experienced state and local tax attorney Adam Beckerink and trust and estates attorney David Berek recently joined in Chicago, and tax planning attorneys Jennifer Molnar, Patrick Cox and Dan Cullen recently joined Washington, DC, New York, and Chicago, respectively.
"I look forward to growing my cross-industry practice, and working with the Firm's renowned tax practitioners," Aditya said.
"Baker McKenzie's global platform will further enhance the assistance I can offer clients, and I am proud to join the team."
Aditya received his B.Tech. in Civil Engineering from Harcourt Butler Technological Institute, his M.E. in Civil Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and his MBA from Cornell University.