Robena Jafari


Robena Jafari

Robena Jafari is the Partner-in-Charge of Squar Milner’s International Tax Services Group domiciled in San Francisco. She has over 15 years of International Tax experience and began her career as an in-house tax counsel for a large multi-national public technology company. This was followed by many years practicing International Tax with both national and Big Four firms.

Robena has extensive experience planning and implementing strategic cross border tax strategies in particular: offshore intellectual 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; and effectively connected income to a U.S. trade or business analyses and planning, including FIRPTA.

She has worked with a variety of private and public companies across multiple industries including technology, life sciences, SaaS, financial services, alternative investments, retail and manufacturing. Robena’s expertise includes planning, reporting, compliance, global transfer pricing and ASC 740.

  • Masters – Golden Gate University
  • Masters – Harvard University
  • Juris Doctorate – Northwestern University School of Law