Kersten Broms has advised clients on tax structuring and U.S. federal tax issues and designing and implementing corporate and tax structures and has drafted a variety of contracts, including noncompete, nondisclosure, and settlement agreements, among others. Kersten also represented clients in prelitigation negotiation in contract and tax matters. She has donated significant time to pro bono corporate and tax law representation.

Kersten has worked for clients in industries that include technology (software, hardware/component, web-services, AI) and biopharmaceutical. She is familiar with a wide variety of tax jurisdictions, including Australia, Cayman, China, Ethiopia, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Ireland, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, and U.K.

Before joining Stoel Rives, Kersten was an intern in Tokyo and a summer associate in Portland and a law clerk with the Oregon Department of Justice Civil Litigation. Prior to becoming an attorney, Kersten had a career in the financial industry as a personal financial advisor for nine years.


New York University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 2017

Lewis & Clark Law School, J.D., 2016, magna cum laude; Lead Articles Editor, Research Editor, Lewis & Clark Law Review; Competitor, ABA Negotiation Moot Court Regional Competition; Lewis & Clark Low Income Taxpayers’ Clinic

Midwestern State University, B.S., Criminal Justice, 2002, cum laude




United States Tax Court



  • Development of tax-efficient international company structures, including global transfer pricing strategy and documentation, international joint ventures and partnerships, IP planning and exploitation, indirect tax planning, post-acquisition integration, U.S. taxation of foreign operations, and repatriation planning for clients ranging from start-ups to large multinationals.
  • Led analysis and structuring of tax-efficient post-acquisition reorganization and integration of U.S. public multinational.
  • Assistance with U.S. and international tax controversies, particularly related to E.U. permanent establishment issues of U.S. multinational client.


Insights & Presentations

  • “Treasury Issues Guidance on Section 48C Credit Allocation Program” (co-author), Stoel Rives LLP legal alert, February 15, 2023
  • “Treasury Issues Low-Income Communities Solar and Wind Credit Guidance” (co-author), Stoel Rives LLP legal alert, February 14, 2023


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