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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
United States
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Work Department

Partner; Tax


Alison Chen advises clients on the federal income tax aspects of business transactions such as mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and other partnership arrangements, recapitalizations, restructuring (in- and out-of-court) and other financing transactions, with a focus primarily in the energy sector. She also frequently serves as tax counsel in capital markets transactions, advising public companies (including MLPs) and underwriters in connection with initial public offerings (IPOs), follow-on equity and debt offerings, public mergers and spin-offs.

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Board of Directors, Asian American Bar Association of Houston; Member, Houston Bar Association Tax Section; Member, Texas Bar Association Tax Section; Member, State Bar of Texas Asian Pacific Interest Section


BA, University of Texas at Austin; JD, University of Houston Law Center; LLM, New York University School of Law

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Tax > US taxes: non-contentious

Fielding teams across several major regional hubs, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is widely praised by clients for its capabilities in big-ticket corporate deals and restructurings, working with a diverse array of entities from the worlds of asset management, energy, entertainment, and consumer goods. In New York, practice co-heads Stuart E Leblang  and Patrick B Fenn are recommended for their respective expertise in regulatory frameworks and acquisition structuring, while Olivier De Moor is noted for his investment fund capabilities.  In Texas, Houston-based Alison Chen  anchors the firm’s MLP tax offering, working with various energy sector players on transactions and restructurings. Shariff Barakat, a domestic infrastructure and renewable energy tax specialist, joined the Washington DC office from Nixon Peabody LLP in September 2021, and Julia Pashin the Dallas office from Shearman & Sterling LLP in early 2022. Ron Nardini and Stuart Sinclaire have left the practice.