Chesler, Robin A.

Robin A. Chesler

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Robin Chesler has more than 25 years of experience advising multinational corporations with respect to international tax planning and implementing restructurings. She is co-author of BNA Tax Management Portfolio No. 555, Federal Taxation of Software and E-Commerce and member of the State Bar of California, the American Bar Association, Section on Taxation, and the Harvard Club of Silicon Valley.

Practice Focus

Ms. Chesler’s practice includes global tax planning, post-acquisition integration, pre-acquisition structuring, subpart F planning, foreign tax credit issues, transfer pricing, treaty issues, worthless stock and bad debt deductions, software and high-technology industry tax issues, and coordinating and advising on local country tax issues in many countries throughout the world. She works with companies in all industries, especially those having significant intellectual property, including software, semiconductor, e-commerce, social media, biotechnology, Green technology, and retail companies.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association - Section on Taxation
  • Harvard Club of Silicon Valley
  • State Bar of California


  • U.S. Supreme Court~United States (1990)
  • U.S. Tax Court~United States (1990)
  • California~United States (1989)


  • University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall) (J.D.) (1989)
  • Harvard University (B.A. Comparative Literature magna cum laude) (1986)


  • English

Previous Offices

  • San Francisco

Frequent speaker on international tax planning

She has authored various articles on international tax issues and co-authored most recently "555 Tax Management Portfolio, Federal Taxation of Software and E-Commerce" (Bureau of National Affairs)