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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

600 TRAVIS, SUITE 4200, HOUSTON, TX 77002, USA
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Thomas Ford

Work +1.713.220.4498
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

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Tom's practice includes experience in the federal income taxation of business transactions and business entities, including formations, mergers and securities offerings of partnerships (publicly traded "master limited partnerships" and private) and joint ventures and dispositions of interests therein; oil, gas and mineral transactions; mergers, acquisitions and spin-offs of corporations; royalty trusts; real estate investment trusts; and financially troubled entities, including financial institutions.


  • Houston Bar Association
  • Former Member of Taxation Subcommittee of the Greater Houston Partnership's Government Relations Committee
  • State Bar of Texas
  • American Bar Association, Member, Tax Section
  • National Association of Publicly Traded Partnerships, Member of Federal Affairs Committee
  • National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, Former Member of Government Liaison Committee


  • JD, 1981, University of Houston Law Center, Order of the Barons
  • BBA, 1978, 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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