Debra Baker

National US Tax Leader, PwC Canada

Debra is a partner in the Tax Services practice of PwC working in the Toronto office. She is PwC Canada’s National US Tax Services Leader. Before relocating to Toronto in 2005, Debra spent over 8 years with PwC’s New York office. With twenty years of tax experience, Debra advises her clients on the U.S. federal and state tax consequences of mergers and acquisitions, cross-border financings and numerous other issues. In this regard, she assists her clients with developing alternative structures for acquiring, conducting and financing operations in the U.S. She also coordinates the preparation of complex federal and state tax returns, and performs reviews ensuring that items are appropriately reported and tax-saving opportunities are identified.

Debra graduated from the University of Michigan in 1993 with an AB in Economics, and from the Columbia Law School in 1996 with a JD. She received her LLM in Taxation from the New York University School of Law in 1999. She is a member of the New York Bar. Debra speaks regularly at seminars and conferences on various topics including structuring and financing U.S. operations, U.S. mergers and acquisitions and U.S. legislative updates.

Experience

  • Tax

Specialty

  • U.S. Corporate Tax
  • Canadian Corporate Tax
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • International Tax

Education

  • University of Michigan
  • Columbia University
  • New York School of Law