Taylor S. Reid

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Taylor Reid is a Tax Partner in Baker McKenzie's Palo Alto office and a member of the Firm's TMT and Fintech industry groups. With 30 years of experience in international tax planning, Taylor has been recognized as a leading U.S. tax advisor by International Tax Review. He is also a frequent speaker and co-author of a number of books and articles on the taxation of software and electronic commerce.

Practice Focus

Taylor's practice is devoted to international tax planning and consulting services, with an emphasis on software, blockchain, cloud computing, and other high-tech industries. He represents US and foreign multinational corporations in connection with international tax planning and global restructuring projects. He also advises clients on transfer pricing matters and on the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association - Section on Taxation


  • California~United States (1997)
  • U.S. Tax Court~United States (1994)
  • Illinois~United States (1993)


  • Northwestern University School of Law (J.D., cum laude) (1993)
  • University of Vienna (Graduate Diploma in International Studies) (1990)
  • University of California at Berkeley (B.A. Political Science) (1986)


  • English
  • German

Previous Offices

  • Chicago
  • Federal Income Taxation of Software and Digital Transactions, BNA Tax Management Portfolio 555 
  • Taxation of E-Commerce, Internet Law for the Business Lawyer 
  • GILTI, FDII, and the Future of International IP Planning, TAXES
  • A Break in the Clouds: A Proposed Framework for Analyzing Cloud Computing Transactions, TAXES
  • Foreign Tax Credit Splitters: Temporary and Final Regulations, Journal of International Taxation
  • United States Taxation of Income Derived from International Electronic Commerce Transactions, Tax Management Memorandum