Robena Jafari

Robena Jafari

Partner, JD · +1 (415) 791 2500
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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




Juris Doctorate 
Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois) 


Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusetts) 


Golden Gate University (San Francisco, California)