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Tamar Stanley

Baker Botts L.L.P.

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Corporate Tax, Income Tax, Mergers and Acquisitions, Partnership Tax, Tax Practice


Tamar Stanley concentrates on federal income tax matters, and her practice includes advising clients on tax-efficient structures for corporate mergers, acquisitions, divisions, dispositions and restructurings. She regularly counsels clients in connection with the formation of and investment in partnerships or other pass-through entities and with equity and debt financings.




District of Columbia Bar; Virginia State Bar


J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1994 Notes Editor, Virginia Journal of International Law B.A. (magna cum laude), economics, Colby College, 1991 Phi Beta Kappa

United States: Tax

International tax

Within: International tax

Baker Botts L.L.P. is especially adept in energy and technology taxation and often advises on the tax aspects of a variety of cross-border transactions. The practice is led by Houston-based Richard Husseini and Derek Green. Washington DC’s Tamar Stanley assisted global media and entertainment company Starz with its sale to Lionsgate for a combination of cash and stock totaling $4.4bn. Don Lonczak, who is also located in Washington DC, advised Houston-based oilfield equipment and service private equity firm Pelican Energy on its significant growth equity investment in Alberta-based Quinn Artificial Lift Services.

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US taxes: non-contentious

Within: US taxes: non-contentious

The tax practice at Baker Botts L.L.P. focuses on M&A and restructuring work in the energy and technology sectors, and further specializes in advising MLPs on their IPOs. Recent highlights include Tamar Stanley advising Liberty Media on its acquisition of Formula One for $8bn from CVC Capital Partners, and Don Lonczak advising Westar Energy on its $14bn merger of equals with Great Plains Energy; both practitioners are based in Washington DC. Houston-based Michael Bresson is another key partner. Robert Phillpott, who advised Delek US on its $2.8bn acquisition of Alon USA Energy, joined the Houston office with Ron Scharnberg from Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP in February 2017, while James Chenoweth joined Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP in April 2017.

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