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Susan Keeler

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Susan Keeler is a senior associate in Baker McKenzie's Tax Practice Group in San Francisco. Susan previously was tax counsel and coordinator for tax planning at a multinational energy corporation and practiced at a top-tier law firm in Chicago.

Practice Focus

Susan practices in domestic and international tax law, with an emphasis on cross-border transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and other restructurings.

Representative Legal Matters

Susan has acted as U.S. tax counsel in connection with:

  • Advising a U.S. parented agribusiness and specialty chemicals company on the restructuring of its Asia-Pacific specialty chemicals distribution business and the subsequent EUR 3 billion revenue combination with a Netherlands parented group. 
  • A German on-line fashion retailer’s separation from a U.S. parented fashion retailer and subsequent IPO at a USD 2.2 billion valuation.
  • The sale of an on-line platform for music and musicians to a video game and software developer.
  • The de-SPAC of a casino resort in the Philippines at a USD 2.6 billion valuation.
  • Advising multiple U.S. parented technology companies each on one or more cross-border acquisitions.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association - Section on Taxation


  • Illinois~United States (2009)
  • California~United States (2016)


  • Northwestern University School of Law (LL.M. in Taxation, with honors) (2012)
  • Northwestern University School of Law (J.D., cum laude) (2009)
  • University of Colorado (M.S. Accounting) (2004)
  • University of Colorado (B.S.B.A.) (2004)
  • Duke University (B.S.) (2001)


  • English