Attorney Lawrence Zlatkin has joined Baker McKenzie's North America Tax Practice as Counsel, bringing more than 25 years of experience with sophisticated tax planning and transactional tax work.
Based in New York, Lawrence spent nearly 25 years at General Electric (“GE”), where he was responsible for the company’s tax profile and strategy across multiple global platforms, and led their tax organization in Europe, India, East Asia, and Australia/New Zealand. In 2017, Lawrence joined Dhruva Advisors USA, Inc. where he served as an Executive Director focusing on international tax aspects of cross-border investment and trade, with an emphasis on India-US tax issues.
"With his technical background and decades of in-house experience, Lawrence can speak the language of a senior tax professional, enabling him to share insights and perspectives that are not only valuable from a tax policy standpoint, but that also consider the unique challenges global companies face," said Melinda Phelan, Chair of Baker McKenzie's North America Tax Practice. "Lawrence’s knowledge and experience will be an immediate asset, and we are very pleased to add him to our team."
Lawrence also brings extensive in-house experience advising on a variety of cross-border M&A transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions and reorganizations, with a focus on integrating multiple countries’ tax laws with US-based multinational tax and business objectives. He also brings familiarity with tax laws and organizing tax principles in many major jurisdictions, including the United Kingdom, France, India, Japan, Mexico and Australia.
"I am thrilled to join Baker McKenzie's highly regarded Tax practice," said Lawrence. "Baker has an unparalleled global footprint. I look forward to collaborating with my new colleagues around the world to provide our clients with practical, business-minded tax solutions as tax laws continue to rapidly evolve."
Baker McKenzie's Tax Practice is one of the most highly-rated and recommended among law firms worldwide. With more 300 practitioners in North America and more than 1,000 globally, the Firm’s Tax group is known for the quality of its tax advice in transactions worldwide, as well as in global tax policy, transfer pricing, indirect taxes, dispute resolution and wealth management matters. Learn more about the Tax group's recent accolades here.
Lawrence received his B.A. in Political Science from McGill University in 1983, and his J.D. from The University of Chicago Law School in 1986.