Nicole Ford

Nicole Ford

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Nicole (Niki) Ford is a member of Baker McKenzie’s Tax Practice Group in New York where she focuses on state and local tax litigation and planning. Prior to joining the Firm, Niki was a state and local tax associate in an international law firm.

Practice Focus

Niki represents multinational and domestic corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, and individuals in a variety of multistate tax issues, including planning, audits and litigation. Niki advises clients on income, franchise, sales, and transactional tax issues.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association - Tax Section
  • State Bar of Texas - Tax Section
  • Dallas Bar Association


  • Texas~United States (2015)
  • New York~United States (2013)
  • Ohio (inactive)~United States


  • New York University (LLM) (2013)
  • University of Akron (JD MTax) (2011)


  • English

Previous Offices

  • Dallas


Author, Easy on the Mayo, Please: Why Treasury Regulations Promulgated in Violation of the Administrative Procedure Act Fail the Chevron Test, 50 DUQ. L. REV. 799, September 2012

Author, Administrative Procedure Acts: Another Avenue for Challenging Assessments, State Tax Notes, 13 January 2014

Author, To Defer or Not to Defer: Reliance on Administrative Regulations Requires Caution, State Tax Notes, 26 March 2014