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 and Miami offices. 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 spent the first 15 years of his career 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.
For the past 10 years, in addition to his practice advising clients on tax matters, Scott has served as the global relationship partner for several multinational companies, including Koch Industries. In this capacity, he works closely with senior management teams to ensure seamless service across the Firm and serves in a lead role on major multijurisdictional projects.
As the lead relationship partner, Scott has directed significant federal and international tax controversy matters for his clients around the world. He has also coordinated global restructurings, acquisitions and divestitures on behalf of multinational clients. These cross-disciplinary projects have involved lawyers from dozens of countries worldwide across multiple workstreams, including corporate, tax, finance, employment, regulatory, intellectual property and real estate.
Representative Legal Matters
Scott represents many of the world's largest public and privately-held companies from a variety of industries, including energy, manufacturing, retail, biopharmaceutical, healthcare, consumer products and technology.
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.
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)
Co-author, "State and Local Tax Aspects of International Investments," U.S. Taxation of Foreign Controlled Businesses