Russell Lawson

Russell Lawson

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Russell Lawson is an associate in Baker McKenzie's Global Tax Practice Group in Chicago. He provides domestic and international tax planning advice for corporations and pass-through entities. During law school, he participated in the University of Michigan Law School's Low Income Taxpayer Clinic. He also contributed to the Property Tax Appeal Project in Detroit, for which he authored appeals on behalf of city residents to contest unconstitutional property tax assessments.

Practice Focus

Russell advises domestic and international clients on an array of federal income tax matters. He has assisted clients with tax matters related to corporate mergers, acquisitions and restructuring. He has also advised on tax matters related to REITs, private equity funds and real estate transactions.


  • Illinois~United States (2021)


  • University of Michigan (JD) (2020)
  • Michigan Technological University (BS Mathematics) (2016)


  • English
  • German
  • Mandarin