Robena Jafari

Robena Jafari

Robena Jafari is a tax partner and Baker Tilly’s leader of international tax services and transfer pricing. Throughout her 15 years in public accounting, Robena has established herself as a specialist within these disciplines.

  • Extensive experience planning and implementing strategic cross-border tax strategies, in particular: 
    – Offshore intelligence property holding companies 
    – Value chain planning/restructurings 
    – Cross-border transactions, including pre-acquisition planning, tax due diligence and post-acquisition integration 
    – U.S. anti-deferral planning (i.e., subpart F provisions and GILTI) 
    – Foreign tax credit optimization strategies 
    – Income tax treaty interpretation and analysis 
    – Effectively connected income to a U.S. trade or business analyses and planning, including FIRPTA 
  • Works with a variety of private and public companies across multiple industries, including technology, life sciences, software as a service (SaaS), financial services, alternative investments, retail and manufacturing 
  • Expertise includes planning, reporting, compliance, global transfer pricing and ASC 740 
  • Began her career as in-house tax counsel for a large  multi-national public technology company 
  • Leadership Committee Member, How Women Lead


San Francisco, CA


Juris Doctorate 
Northwestern University

Harvard University

Golden Gate University