Sahar Zomorodi is a member of the Firm’s North America Tax Practice Group in New York, where she works on international tax planning and transactions and transfer pricing matters. Sahar has recently spent a year at the Firm's Amsterdam office, where she provided U.S. tax advice to European based clients.
Sahar has over 10 years of experience in transfer pricing in the private sector and the Internal Revenue Service. Prior to joining the Firm, Sahar was an economist and team leader with the IRS's Advance Pricing and Mutual Agreement Program in Washington, DC.
Sahar is a frequent speaker at Bloomberg BNA and Baker McKenzie conferences. Sahar also contributes to the Firm’s publications, such as the Global Transfer Pricing Handbook and the Global Legal Guide for Luxury & Fashion Companies. Sahar is an active member of the Firm’s Pro Bono and Diversity Committees.
Sahar focuses her practice on US and international taxation, including transfer pricing and international tax planning and transactions for multinational corporations. Sahar’s experience includes managing multi-year projects for international mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, and global restructurings across disciplines and global offices. Sahar also has extensive experience in preparing various legal documents such as US tax opinions, private letter ruling requests, intercompany agreements, and US treaty analyses. She has advised companies in the automobile, pharmaceutical, medical devices, retail, luxury goods, transportation, tourism, manufacturing, distribution, chemicals, electronics, and financial services industries.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Iranian American Bar Association, New York Chapter - Vice President
- New York~United States (2014)
- American University (J.D.) (2013)
- George Washington University (B.S. Economics, magna cum laude) (2007)
- George Washington University (B.A. International Affairs, magna cum laude) (2007)
Author, "OECD Releases Discussion Drafts on BEPS Action Items 4 and 14," Baker McKenzie Tax News and Developments Newsletter, February 2015
Speaker, "Introduction to Transfer Pricing," Bloomberg BNA Principles of International Tax Seminar, NYC, November 2014
Speaker, "Computing Direct and Indirect Foreign Tax Credit Benefits," Bloomberg BNA U.S. International Tax Planning Seminar, July 2014
Speaker, "What You Need to Know to Leverage APAs and MAP," Baker McKenzie Global Transfer Pricing Workshop, July 2014
Speaker, "IP and the Intersection of Sections 351, 367(a) & (d), and 482," Baker McKenzie Tax Planning and Transaction Conference, April 2014