Kent Stackhouse

Kent P. Stackhouse

Associate
Baker & McKenzie LLP

Biography

Kent Stackhouse is a member of the Firm’s Global Tax Practice focusing in the areas of federal and international taxation. He previously was a member of the Firm’s Amsterdam office and a teaching associate at Georgetown University Law Center for an international tax and business planning course. Kent frequently speaks and writes on various areas of taxation.

Practice Focus

Kent advises multinational clients in the areas of federal and international tax dispute resolution and tax planning, with an emphasis on transfer pricing. He has significant experience with advance pricing agreements, mutual agreement procedure negotiations, and transfer pricing documentation. Kent also handles corporate tax planning for domestic and international transactions, including post acquisition restructurings.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Represented multinational companies in unilateral and bilateral advance pricing agreements involving the United States and various foreign jurisdictions, including Canada, China, India, Japan, Korea, and the Netherlands.

  • Represented multinational companies in mutual agreement procedure matters involving the United States and various foreign jurisdictions, including China, Germany, India, Korea, and the UK.

  • Advised multinational technology company on its global transfer pricing documentation with emphasis on EMEA (involving over 40 jurisdictions).

  • Medtronic, Inc. v. Commissioner, TC No. 6944-11.

  • Advised multinational company in the food industry on strategic reorganization (involving over 40 jurisdictions).

  • Advised multinational company on the global restructuring relating to the spin-off of its commercial and residential security business (involving over 40 jurisdictions).

  • Advised multinational company on the integration of European operations relating to the acquisition of a home appliances manufacturer (involving over 25 jurisdictions).

  • Advised multinational company in the discount retail industry on the restructuring of Asian operations.

  • Advised multinational company in the aviation industry on M&A transactions.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Federal Bar Association - Section on Taxation - Member; Young Tax Lawyers - Co-Chair (2013-2014; 2014-2015; 2015-2016)
  • American Bar Association - Member

Admissions

  • District of Columbia~United States (2014)
  • Florida~United States (2012)
  • U.S. Tax Court~United States (2012)

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M. Taxation with Distinction) (2012)
  • Tulane University Law School (J.D.) (2011)
  • University of Southern Indiana (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration) (2002)

Previous Offices

  • Amsterdam

Publications

  • Co-author, "2019 APMA APA Statistics Show Improvement," Baker McKenzie North America Tax News and Developments, Volume XX, Issue 5, May 2020

  • Co-author, "IRS Announces TCJA Compliance Campaign," Baker McKenzie North America Tax News and Developments, Volume XX, Issue 5, May 2020

  • Co-author, "Contemplating Force Majeure and Other Contractual Considerations in Intercompany Agreements," Baker McKenzie and Bloomberg Tax's Special Report: COVID-19: Impact on (the Other) TP, April 7, 2020

  • Co-author, “APMA's New Model Signals Move Toward Profit Splits,” Baker McKenzie North America Tax News and Developments, Client Alert, March 6, 2019

  • Co-author, "OECD and European Commission Release Reports on the Digital Economy; United States Confirms Its Stance," Baker McKenzie North America Tax News and Developments, Volume XVIII, Issue 4, May 2018