Paul DePasquale

Paul F. DePasquale

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Paul F. DePasquale is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Tax and Global Wealth Management practice groups in New York. He advises individuals and multinational entities on international and domestic tax planning, cross-border transactions and investments, and wealth management. He also advises financial institutions on regulatory, compliance and strategy matters.

Paul previously worked in the Firm's Zurich and Hong Kong offices. He is a frequent speaker and writer on international tax compliance and information reporting.

Practice Focus

Paul focuses on taxation and wealth management. He advises high net worth individuals and families on a diverse range of matters, including cross-border investments, real estate investments, income tax and transfer tax planning, trust and estate planning, business succession, complex voluntary disclosures, pre-IPO planning, pre-immigration planning, exit planning, controversies, family governance, philanthropy, and family office matters.

He also advises on US inbound and outbound international tax issues for multinational corporations and investment funds, and has significant experience advising financial institutions on FATCA, CRS, withholding taxes and information reporting.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association - Tax Section
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (TEP) - Member


  • New York~United States (2009)


  • University of Michigan Law School (J.D., cum laude) (2007)
  • College of William and Mary (B.A. Government & International Relations, magna cum laude) (2004)


  • English
  • Mandarin

Previous Offices

  • Hong Kong
  • Zurich


Co-author, "Automatic Exchange: OECD Common Reporting Standard Implementation," Journal of Taxation, February 2016

Co-author, "New York State Addresses the Estate Tax Treatment of Single Member LLC Interest," Tax News and Developments, Baker & McKenzie North American Tax Practice Group, October 2015

Author, "Basis adjustment for certain grantor trusts added to no-rule areas" Baker & McKenzie Private Banking Newsletter, September 2015


Co-presenter, "A Hard Day's Night: The Future of Wealth Management in the Age of BEPS, CRS and Full Transparency: How are banks, fund managers, trust companies and insurance providers reacting?," Baker & McKenzie LLP (Miami), 16th Annual International Tax & Trust Conference, 15-16 October 2015

Co-presenter, "Fool on the Hill - FATCA: Lessons Learned so Far," Baker & McKenzie LLP (Miami), 16th Annual International Tax & Trust Conference, 15-16 October 2015

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