Bari acts as Special International Tax Counsel to FRB and has spent over 20 years practicing at some of the most prestigious global law firms in New York. She is also the Founder of the Zahn Law Group. Of late, Ms. Zahn was the Managing Partner of a boutique, cross-border, Chinese-owned law firm and was the Managing Director of a boutique wealth management firm.
Ms. Zahn operates as a tax attorney, business advisor and general counsel and has represented a broad array of multinational clients on U.S. and cross-border transactions across all industry sectors. Along with her work at FRB, she works as Outside General Counsel at Hughes Energy Group and as Tax Consultant to Andesi CPA. She has supervised legal teams worldwide and has extensive management experience as the Founder, former CEO and General Counsel of a nonprofit organization.
Ms. Zahn handles complex legal tax structuring matters, employment law, and cross-border transactions. She advises high-net-worth clients and families on cross-border trust and estate tax planning, business succession, and life and legacy planning. Ms. Zahn has represented Fortune 500 companies, CEOs, COOs, and other C-Suite executives on general corporate, employment, tax, real estate, and other business matters.
Ms. Zahn started her legal career at the United States Tax Court, where she clerked for the Honorable Carolyn Miller Parr from 1996 to 1998. While at her former firms, Ms. Zahn’s practice focused on a broad spectrum of U.S. and cross-border transactions, including stock and asset acquisitions, tax-free mergers, recapitalizations and similar corporate reorganizations. She also handled tax controversy matters, including the representation of clients before the IRS and the New York Taxing Authorities.