Mark Yopp has joined Baker McKenzie's North America Tax Practice as a partner, adding to the Firm's experience in state and local tax including tax controversy, multistate planning and multistate legislative monitoring and analysis.
Based in New York, Mark joins the Firm from McDermott, Will & Emery LLP, where he was a partner advising on matters related to income and franchise taxes, sales and use taxes, and withholding requirements. He has also assisted clients in identifying and addressing the state and local tax implications of new and emerging technologies, including digital goods and services, cloud computing, electronic commerce and digital marketplaces.
“We have an exceptional SALT team within our leading North American tax practice, and Mark brings fantastic experience to the table,” said Maria Eberle, head of Baker McKenzie's State and Local Tax Subgroup.
"Mark will add tremendous value to our strong SALT practice," said Melinda Phelan, the chair of the Firm’s North America Tax Practice. "In addition to his deep SALT expertise generally, Mark's experience with the digital economy and companies in the technology sector will enhance our capabilities in a rapidly changing environment that is growing in scope and impacting most companies doing business in the US today."
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.
Mark added, "Having previously worked with Maria and many others in the SALT practice, I am very excited to join Baker McKenzie's top-flight SALT team.”
Baker McKenzie has added more than 40 partners in North America over the last two years, as it continues to strengthen its presence in key markets. In the tax practice, recent additions include state and local tax partner Mike Shaikh, US Senate tax policy advisor Christopher Hanna and tax controversy partner Erin Gladney.
Mark received his BA from Wake Forest University and his JD from Emory University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in New York.