Ciara R.M. Baker’s tax practice involves advising the firm’s publicly traded and privately held corporate clients with a variety of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, spin offs, formation, financings, restructurings and public offerings. She also has experience in a variety of aspects of executive compensation including equity compensation, nonqualified deferred compensation, incentive plans, and executive, retention, severance and change-in-control agreements. Ms. Baker’s practice also includes advising nonprofit organizations on applying for and maintaining tax-exempt status.


  • Named an "up and coming" lawyer for employee benefits and executive compensation in the 2022 and 2023 editions of Chambers USA Guide.
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America for tax law (2023–2024).

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  • Education

    • JD, Boston College Law School, 2008

      magna cum laude Order of the Coif; Senior Editor, Boston College Law Review
    • BA, History, University of Chicago, 2003

      with general and departmental honors Phi Beta Kappa
  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia

    • Massachusetts