O'Brien, Adam T.

Adam T. O'Brien

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Adam O’Brien is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Tax Practice Group in the San Francisco office.

Practice Focus

Mr. O’Brien practices in all areas of domestic and international tax law, with an emphasis on the structuring of international operations, international tax planning, and high-technology tax issues. He regularly advises US-based multinationals and other companies on the federal income tax aspects of a wide range of domestic and cross-border transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and other restructurings.


  • California (2011)


  • Harvard Law School (J.D. magna cum laude) (2010)
  • Ohio State University (B.S. summa cum laude) (2007)

Previous Offices

  • Palo Alto

Co-speaker, "U.S. Tax Planning for CFCs Under Subpart F: Overview of Sections 954(c) and 954(e)," Bloomberg BNA Tax & Accounting Conferences & Seminars, Houston, April 2016

Co-speaker, "Current U.S. Tax Planning for Foreign-Controlled Companies: Current Developments in Organizing or Reorganizing a U.S. Business," Bloomberg BNA Tax & Accounting Conferences & Seminars, Palo Alto, March 2015

Co-speaker, "Introduction to Section 367," Tax Executives Institute Portland Chapter Annual Tax Conference, Portland, April 2014