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PARTNER MOVES - Baker McKenzie adds leading tax M&A practitioner Lane Morgan

12 May 2022

Global law firm Baker McKenzie has added Lane Morgan to its Tax Practice as a Partner in the Firm's Dallas office, further expanding Baker McKenzie's market-leading tax M&A capabilities.

Lane's practice focuses on the tax aspects of complex domestic and cross-border transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures, tax-free spin-offs, restructurings, public offerings and other financings.

""Lane's expertise at the intersection of tax, M&A and private equity will be a tremendous value for our clients as they look to unlock the value of their business transactions,"" said Salim Rahim, Chair of Baker McKenzie's North America Tax Practice. ""We are delighted that Lane is joining our Tax Practice.""

Ranked Band 1 by Chambers Global for its work across the Americas, Asia, Africa and Europe, Baker McKenzie's Tax Practice is one of the most highly regarded in the world. With 950 tax practitioners in more than 40 countries, the Practice collaborates across borders and specialties to stay abreast of changing tax landscapes worldwide. The Firm's Tax Planning and Transactions group supports the Firm's M&A Practice on transactions, assisting clients with post-acquisition integrations and pre-disposition restructurings, and consulting with clients on a wide variety of tax issues.

""Our Transactional groups have seen increased deal flow in recent years and that trend is likely to continue,"" noted Colin Murray, Baker McKenzie's North America Chief Executive Officer. ""Lane's practice perfectly complements our existing capabilities across our Tax and Transactional teams, and will enable us to take our service to an even higher level.""

Lane added, ""I am thrilled to join Baker McKenzie's renowned Tax Practice, and I am looking forward to working with Baker McKenzie’s top-flight tax and corporate practitioners to provide business-focused tax solutions for our clients.""

Lane received his BS in Accounting and M.Acc. from Brigham Young University and his JD from Harvard Law School. In his professional career, Lane worked as a transactional tax attorney in two leading law firms, as a member of KPMG’s tax compliance and M&A groups, and as in-house tax counsel at Albemarle Corporation. He also spent time in Beijing seconded to the sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corporation.

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