Lawrence Zlatkin is tax counsel in the New York office, having joined Baker McKenzie after almost 25 years of practice in house at the General Electric Company and GE Capital Corporation. He focuses on the international tax aspects of cross border investment.
Lawrence has long standing experience in US inbound and outbound investments and has worked on integrating and applying US and non-US tax laws to M&A and transactional planning in various parts of the world. He developed and managed tax teams in many non-US jurisdictions and has a keen sense of how other tax rules and laws mesh with the US tax system.
During his almost 25 year career at General Electric Company, Lawrence served as Senior Tax Counsel and as senior executive. As a member of GE’s tax leadership team, he was responsible for GE’s tax profile and strategy in many parts of the world, including Europe, Asia and ANZ. Lawrence developed and managed value added and tax efficient funding and operational platforms for GE’s global footprint and served as lead tax professional in many of GE’s high profile acquisitions and dispositions, including the 2015 GE Capital unwind.
Prior to joining GE, Lawrence worked with a prominent Chicago law firm. More recently, Lawrence has acted as the US tax lead for India's premier tax advisory boutique, Dhruva Advisors. He established offices for Dhruva Advisors in New York and Silicon Valley, and he managed many of the cross border projects for Dhruva's Indian and US client base.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- American Bar Association, Tax Section
- International Fiscal Association
- NYU International Tax Practice Council
- Connecticut~United States (2018)
- Illinois~United States (1986)
- University of Chicago Law School (JD) (1986)
- McGill University (BA with first class honors) (1983)
Author, Ethics and International Tax Planning: A Guide to Compatibility, Tax Management International Journal (BNA), June 2017
Author, The Destination-Based Cash Flow Tax: Tax Reform or Tax Chaos?, Tax Management International Journal (BNA), March 2017
Speaker, "Recent Tax Reforms in the United States and their Current Impact in other Major Global Tax Systems," Foundation for International Taxation (FIT), Mumbai, India, December 2018