John M. Peterson, Jr.
John M. Peterson, Jr. joined Baker & McKenzie in 1977 and has practiced in the area of corporate tax law, with a heavy emphasis on structuring of international operations and international tax planning generally, intercompany pricing, high technology tax issues, and federal income tax controversies. Prior to joining the San Francisco/Palo Alto office in 1981, Mr. Peterson practiced in the Firm's Chicago office for three and one-half years. Mr. Peterson is the former Chair of Baker & McKenzie's Global Tax Practice Group.
Publications, Presentations and Articles
Mr. Peterson is a frequent speaker on intercompany pricing and international tax issues in general, participating in programs sponsored by Baker & McKenzie, the Tax Executives Institute ("TEI"), Alliance for Tax, Legal and Accounting Seminars ("ATLAS"), the Practicing Law Institute ("PLI"), and other organizations. In this regard, he has co-chaired the ATLAS seminars on Intercompany Pricing many times.
American Bar Association, Section on Taxation, Affiliated and Related Corporations (1977). He is also a past Chairman of the Committee on Affiliated and Related Corporations (which then had responsibility for section 482 issues and consolidated return issues); American Bar Association, Subcommittee Chairman (1980); American Bar Association, Committee Vice-Chair (1988); American Bar Association, Committee Chair (1991); State Bar of California.
Education & Bar Admittance
Mr. Peterson received his B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame in 1973 and his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School in 1977, graduating cum laude. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He was admitted to U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois (1977), U.S. Tax Court (1977); Illinois, USA (1977), California, USA (1981) and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Calif. (1981).