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Christine Agnew Sloan

Partner
Baker & McKenzie LLP
Admitted in New York and Texas only. Practice limited to matters and proceedings before US courts and federal agencies.

Biography

Christine Agnew Sloan has more than 20 years of experience advising clients on domestic and international tax matters. Her experience includes advising clients on a broad spectrum of domestic and international tax issues facing companies engaged in complex mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and reorganizations, including post-acquisition and pre-disposition restructurings. In addition, she routinely advises on supply chain, repatriation and foreign tax credit planning.

Ms. Sloan also assists clients in securing IRS private letter rulings, IRS pre-filing agreements and IRS closing agreements.

Ms. Sloan is a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel. She is the former chair of the Firm's North American Tax Planning and Transactions Practice Group. She is the co-chair of the Firm's 385 Task Force and an active member of the Firm's Tax Reform Task Force. Ms. Sloan co-authors the leading treatise titled Federal Income Taxation of Corporations Filing Consolidated Returns.

Representative Legal Matters

Ms. Sloan has acted as U.S. tax counsel in connection with:

  • A USD 62 billion merger between two entertainment and media conglomerates.
  • A USD 900 million joint venture between two publicly traded companies, involving pre and post-acquisition restructuring transactions in twenty jurisdictions.
  • A USD 740 million sale of a joint venture between two publicly traded retailers.
  • A USD 5.25 billion joint venture with a Brazilian aerospace and defence company (work recognized as Deal of the Year by International Tax Review).
  • A USD 3.25 billion acquisition of the world's leading provider of aerospace parts and services.
  • A USD 1.05 billion acquisition of a chemical company's global assets by a publicly traded company.
  • A USD 1.25 billion acquisition of a private label credit card by a publicly traded company.
  • The acquisition of several Brazilian food and beverage companies by a US private equity fund.
  • A USD 2.45 billion disposition of an energy company's pipeline business.
  • The acquisition of assets from a bankrupt airline's estate.
  • The disposition of substantially all of the assets of a high-end retailer in Chapter 11.
  • A private placement of warrants by a clean energy company.
  • A 144A high yield notes offering and registered exchange offering by an information technology government contractor.
  • The restructuring of debt investments for a privately held foreign corporation.
  • Section 382 ownership change analysis for domestic and foreign publicly traded companies.
  • The securing of IRS pre-filing agreements for worthless stock deductions.

Professional Associations and Memberships

Ms. Sloan currently serves, or has previously served, in the following positions:

  • American College of Tax Counsel (College is composed of Fellows chosen by their peers in recognition of their outstanding reputations and contributions in the field of tax law)
  • John S. Nolan Fellow (Fellowship awarded to top five young tax lawyers in ABA Tax Section)
  • ABA Tax Section Nominating, Corporations, Partnerships and LLC, Committee Member
  • ABA Tax Section Former Council Director  ABA Tax Section Hurricane Katrina Task Force, Member
  • ABA Tax Section Officer, Former Secretary and Former Assistant Secretary
  • ABA Tax Section Young Lawyers Forum, Former Chair and Former Vice Chair
  • ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, Former ABA Tax Section Representative
  • Tannenwald Foundation, Former Board Member

Admissions

  • Texas~United States (1999)
  • New York~United States (1998)

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law (J.D. cum laude) (1997)
  • State University of New York, Buffalo (B.A. magna cum laude) (1994)

Languages

  • English

Speaking Engagements

Ms. Sloan regularly speaks at national conferences and client seminars on current corporate and partnership tax issues. Below are a few of her most recent and upcoming speaking engagements.

Current Trends in Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures; Tax Leaders Workshop, Colorado Springs, CO (September 2019)

Let's Make a Deal; TEI Global Tax Symposium, Houston, TX (December 2018)

Proposed Section 385 Regulations; Tax Leaders Workshop, Colorado Springs, CO (September 2016)

Intersection of Tax and Corporate Governance; Doing Business Globally Forum, Minneapolis, MN (November 2016)

Drafting Tax Provisions in Acquisition Agreements; Tax Planning and Transactions; Dallas, TX (November 2015)