Experienced International Tax Planning Attorney Rafic H. Barrage Joins Baker & McKenzie
25 Sep, 2012
Rafic H. Barrage, an experienced international tax planning attorney, has joined Baker & McKenzie’s Washington, DC office as a partner, strengthening the Firm’s highly regarded Tax Practice. Mr. Barrage brings a wealth of experience advising multinational companies and individuals operating and investing in the United States on a wide range of international tax issues.
“Rafic has extensive experience working with multinationals and individual investors on the development and implementation of business-driven tax planning strategies,” said Len Terr, Chair of Baker & McKenzie’s North America Tax Practice. “His solid reputation and knowledge of international tax planning issues makes him a great addition to our team.”
Mr. Barrage has broad international tax experience and advises clients on a variety of issues, including restructuring, IP migration, supply chain planning, e-commerce/cloud computing, repatriation planning, and pre- and post-acquisition planning. He has advised clients in a variety of industries and has developed extensive experience representing companies in the software/high-tech, cruise line, and global container shipping industry.
“Rafic’s significant experience in international tax planning matters complements our already strong tax team, and we’re delighted that he has joined the Firm,” said Elizabeth Espin Stern, Managing Partner of the Firm’s Washington, DC office.
“The broad scope, depth and geographic reach of Baker & McKenzie’s tax practice is unique among law firms, and I’m excited to offer clients the Firm’s impressive capabilities,” said Mr. Barrage. “I’m very happy to join Baker & McKenzie.”
Mr. Barrage is the latest in a series of prominent hires for the Tax Practice in North America during the last year. Partner Josh Odintz, a former Senior Advisor for Tax Reform to the Assistant Secretary at the US Department of the Treasury, and Mary Bennett, the former head of the Tax Treaty, Transfer Pricing & Financial Transactions Division of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Centre for Tax Policy & Administration (CTPA), recently joined the Firm’s DC office. The practice also recently welcomed Partner Anne Batter to the DC office, Patricia Rexford to the Firm’s Chicago office, and Partner Jacques Bernier to the Toronto office.
The Firm’s Washington, DC office in recent months has also added former DOJ attorney Jonathan Poling and IP partners Julie Petruzelli and Robert Parker.