Shelbi Smith

Shelbi Nelson

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Shelbi Nelson is an associate in Baker McKenzie’s Global Tax Practice Group in Chicago.

Practice Focus

Shelbi advises large US, non-US, and multinational companies across a broad spectrum of industries in developing tax planning strategies for matters including corporate reorganizations, restructurings, mergers, acquisitions, repatriation strategies, and other cross border transactions.


  • Illinois~United States (2018)


  • University of Chicago Law School (JD) (2018)
  • Southern Methodist University (BA in Human Rights) (2015)


  • English
  • Co-author, "Allocating Tax Attributes in Cross-Border Spin-Offs," Taxes - the Tax Magazine, November 2019

  • Co-author, “Excuses, Excuses: Popular Excuses in Missed REIT-Related Elections,” Tax Notes, September 2018