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David Pope

Baker & McKenzie LLP


David Pope is a state and local tax partner in the New York office. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, David practiced state and local tax in the New York office of an international law firm and in a Big 4 accounting firm.

Practice Focus

David's practice focuses on state and local corporate income tax, sales and use tax, property tax, payroll tax, personal income tax, and unclaimed property in all states. He represents clients in all aspects of state and local tax, including controversy, litigation, planning, and restructuring matters. David has advised Fortune 500 clients in the retail, financial, insurance, energy, media, telecommunication, and manufacturing industries across the United States.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association - Tax Section
  • American Bar Association - Tax Section


  • New York~United States (2008)


  • New York University School of Law (LL.M.) (2012)
  • Syracuse University College of Law (J.D. cum laude) (2007)
  • State University of New York at Binghamton (B.S./B.A.) (2004)


  • English


Author, "Massachusetts Appeals Court Ignores Federal Closing Agreement in Recharacterizing Debt," Baker & McKenzie LLP North America Tax Practice Group Newsletter, August 2016

Author, "New York State Finds Group is Unitary, Permits Combined Reporting," Baker & McKenzie LLP North America Tax Practice Group Newsletter, August 2015


Speaker, "Wayfair: A Look at What's to Come" Webinar, New York, NY, June 2018

Speaker, "Ethics for an Age of Hashtags and Transparency: #Lessons for the In-house Tax Professional," TEI Region VIII Annual Conference, Hilton Head, SC, June 2018

Speaker, "Resolving Uncertainties in the Tax Reform Act," 15th Annual Global Tax Planning and Transactions Workshop, New York, NY, May 2018