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Don Lonczak

Baker Botts L.L.P.

Work Department

U.S. and international tax matters


Don Lonczak has a broad-based, transaction-oriented practice that includes structuring and negotiating the tax aspects of domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate spin-offs, as well as of public or private financings and derivative financial products. He regularly advises multinational corporations with respect to internal tax planning (both domestic and cross-border), transfer pricing and tax controversy matters. He has experience with the tax incentives available for renewable energy projects, including the production tax credit (PTC), investment tax credit (ITC) and U.S. Treasury cash grant program, as well as strategies for participation of tax equity investors in such projects. He also works with hedge funds, private equity funds and real estate funds in connection with their structures and investments.




LL.M., New York University School of Law, 1994; J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1991; B.S., Georgetown University, 1987

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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