Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie announced today that veteran tax lawyer Rob Clary has joined the Firm as a Partner in Chicago, augmenting the Firm's Chambers Global Band 1 ranked Tax Practice.

Rob joins Baker McKenzie as a highly regarded international tax attorney, with almost two decades of experience advising multinational enterprises on their global tax profiles, including tax aspects of cross-border acquisitions, financing transactions, corporate restructurings, joint ventures and other corporate activities. Rob also advises on international transfer pricing and controversy matters relating to global operations, investments, and transactions. Rob joins from a large accounting firm.

"As our clients undertake transformative transactions while grappling with an ever-evolving tax landscape, our ability to provide cutting-edge but practical tax advice is more critical than ever," said Salim Rahim, Chair of the Firm's North America Tax Practice Group. "Rob’s deep experience will be invaluable to clients as they seek pragmatic tax advice that considers their unique business needs. We are thrilled to add Rob to the team.”

Baker McKenzie's Tax Practice is one of the most highly regarded in the world. With more than 900 tax practitioners in over 40 countries, the Practice collaborates across borders and specialties to stay abreast of changing tax landscapes worldwide. The Firm's Tax Planning and Transactions group supports the Firm's M&A Practice on transactions, assisting clients with post-acquisition integrations and pre-disposition restructurings, and consulting with clients on a wide variety of tax issues.

"Rob is a leading Tax practitioner in Chicago, serving as a trusted tax advisor to the many global companies based in this market and throughout North America,” said David Malliband, Managing Partner of Baker McKenzie's Chicago office. As we continue to further strengthen our Chicago office, Rob is an outstanding addition to our team and we look forward to working with him to serve our many global clients.”

Rob added, “I am so pleased to join Baker McKenzie’s renowned Tax practice, which is in a class by itself in providing world class tax legal services alongside its other leading practices. No other firm can provide this level of holistic advice for clients navigating an increasingly turbulent business and regulatory environment. I look forward to collaborating with my new colleagues to provide an even greater level of service to our clients.”

Rob follows the recent arrival of state and local tax lawyer Kent Strader. He is a frequent speaker at various professional and industry organizations including Bloomberg, International Fiscal Association, Chicago Tax Club, Tax Executives Institute, and the Practicing Law Institute. Rob has also taught Taxation of International Transactions at the Chicago-Kent School Law.

Rob received his B.A. from Appalachian State University in 2000, his J.D. from University of Miami School of Law in 2003, and his LL.M. in Taxation from NYU School of Law in 2004.
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