Paul E. Schick

Baker & McKenzie LLP

Paul Schick is the Chicago office hiring partner, a member of the Chicago Office Management Committee, and a member of the North American Tax Practice Group. Mr. Schick has litigated and otherwise resolved numerous issues for taxpayers since joining Baker McKenzie in 1995. In addition to his experience with Baker McKenzie, Mr. Schick was International Tax Counsel for McDonald’s Corporation in 2000 and 2001.

Prior to law school, Mr. Schick was a certified public accountant for Ernst & Young. Mr. Schick has written extensively on federal income tax matters for several publications and is a frequent lecturer for the Tax Executives Institute.

Mr. Schick primarily concentrates on tax controversies at the audit, appeals and litigation stages. He is exceptionally fluent in transfer pricing and other international taxation issues, and has significant experience litigating in Tax Court and resolving tax disputes in various dispute resolution forums, including Fast Track Settlements, Collection Due Process Hearings, Appeals and Competent Authority Procedures.


  • New York University School of Law (LL.M. Taxation) (1995)
  • University of Kansas School of Law (J.D.) (1994)
  • University of Kansas (B.S. Business Administration and Accountancy) (1988)


  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois~United States (1996)
  • U.S. Tax Court~United States (1996)
  • Illinois Supreme Court~United States (1995)

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Representative Legal Matters:

  • MGA Entertainment, Inc. v. Commissioner, Dkt. Nos. 066699-13 and 006721-13 (transfer pricing dispute over intercompany royalties and sales of tangible property).
  • MGA Entertainment, Inc. v. Commissioner, Dkt Nos. 12589-12 and 12590-12 (section 956 investment in US property income inclusion).
  • SunAmerica, Inc., and Subsidiaries C/O AIG Retirement Services, Inc., Formerly Known As AIG SunAmerica, Inc., and American International Group, Inc. v. Commissioner, Dkt. No. 10438-06 (proper amount of reserves for certain insurance contracts).
  • Compaq Computer Corp. v. Commissioner, 277 F.2d 778 (5th Cir. 2001), rev’g, 113 T.C. 214 (1999) (credibility of foreign tax credits under the economic substance doctrine).


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