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Scott L. Brandman

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Scott Brandman is a Partner based in the New York office of Baker McKenzie. He has been in practice over 25 years.

Scott serves as Managing Partner of the New York office. He is also a member of the Firm's Partner Compensation Committee and has served as Chair of the Firm's North American Hiring Committee for over 10 years. He previously served on the Firm's Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Scott serves as the global relationship partner for several multinational companies, both public and privately-held, where he works closely with his clients' senior management teams to ensure seamless service on all Firm representations.

Additionally, Scott regularly publishes articles in professional tax and legal publications and is well recognized for his speeches throughout the country on a variety of legal and tax topics.

Practice Focus

Scott primarily focuses on tax matters, advising multinational companies on a full range of state and local tax issues. He has substantial experience representing multinationals on tax controversies before state administrative agencies and courts throughout the United States. He also advises clients on their state effective tax rate planning and financial reserve management.

Scott has taken lead roles on significant federal tax controversies and international tax controversy matters for his clients around the world. He has also led global restructurings on behalf of multinational clients involving corporate and tax lawyers from dozens of countries worldwide.

Representative Legal Matters

Scott represents many of the world's largest public and privately-held companies from a variety of industries, including retail, biopharmaceutical, healthcare, life sciences, energy, consumer products and technology.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Association


  • New York~United States (1994)
  • Texas~United States (2007)


  • Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M. Taxation) (1993)
  • Southwestern University School of Law (J.D.) (1992)
  • State University of New York at Albany (B.A.) (1989)


  • English