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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

600 TRAVIS, SUITE 4200, HOUSTON, TX 77002, USA
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Robert McNamara

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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

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Robert’s practice focuses on advising U.S. based businesses and investors on federal income tax matters with an emphasis on business transaction planning. Robert regularly counsels publicly-traded partnerships (MLPs) on a wide variety of tax issues, including formation, on-going qualification, and acquisition and disposition activities. Robert handles the tax aspects of public and private offerings of debt and equity securities and has advised companies on numerous public and private acquisitions, dispositions and joint ventures, including tax-free reorganizations and like-kind exchanges.


  • Houston Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas


  • JD, 1997, cum laude, University of Houston Law Center
  • MPA, 1989, Accounting, The University of Texas at Austin
  • BBA, 1989, Accounting, The University of Texas at Austin

United States: Tax

US taxes: non-contentious

Within: US taxes: non-contentious

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP’s practice spanning Dallas, Houston and New York specializes in tax advice to energy and real estate clients, handling master limited partnership (MLP), trust and estate, and executive compensation work. Practice lead Thomas Ford acted for the underwriters in Hess Midstream Partners’ $390m IPO and, together with Allison Mantor, represented GSO as affiliate to Sanchez Energy in its $2.3bn purchase of Eagleford Shale assets in South Texas via a 50/50 joint venture with Blackstone Energy Partners. Robert McNamara and Angela Richards were active for NuStar Energy during its acquisition of Navigator Energy Services for $1.47bn, while Thomas Popplewell in Dallas advised Independent Bank Group on purchasing Carlile Bancshares for $434m. Six Flags is a notable client for New York-based Andrew Feiner. Terri Lacy is the key partner for personal tax planning, while Anthony Eppert handles executive compensation matters. Will Becker moved to Locke Lord LLP’s Dallas office in January 2018. Named attorneys are based in Houston except where otherwise indicated.

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