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Baker Botts L.L.P.
910 LOUISIANA STREET
HOUSTON
TEXAS 77002-4995
United States

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United States > Tax > International tax

Baker Botts L.L.P.’s international tax practice advises on cross-border tax planning in the context of M&A, equity investments, joint ventures and project financings. The team has also acted as tax counsel in large bankruptcy proceedings. Contacts in the Houston office include Jon Lobb, Ron Scharnberg and Derek Green, the last of whom has been handling multibillion-dollar restructurings in the oil and gas sector. Practice chair Richard Husseini, also based in Houston, is rated for his expertise in handling high-value sale and purchase agreements for global players in the energy sector.

United States > Tax > US taxes: contentious

Baker Botts L.L.P.’s tax controversy group is highly active in the energy and oil and gas sectors, owing to its significant presence in Texas. Practice head Richard Husseini and Renn Neilson (both based in Houston) take on federal and SALT disputes, respectively, including representation in audits and high-values appeals against the IRS. Also in Houston, John Porter has a solid reputation for handling gift tax controversies, including for ultra-high-net-worth individuals and family estates. In the San Francisco office, new joiner William Gorrod (from Morrison & Foerster LLP) is a key name for state-level estate tax controversy, particularly in California and New York, while Jon Feldhammer tackles tax controversies in the solar and renewable energy industries.

United States > Tax > US taxes: non-contentious

Boasting an exceptional reputation in Houston, Baker Botts L.L.P. is well placed to handle the tax aspects of a huge range of deals in the energy sector; both conventional and renewable. Led by department chair Richard Husseini and deputy chair Derek Green, the team regularly handles major M&A transactions, debt financings, private equity investments and reattributions. It has also developed experience in bankruptcies and restructurings are also a core strength. Husseini has broad expertise in federal tax planning, while Green is noted in particular for his work in the energy sector, particularly in the area of oil and gas. Energy capital markets lead Michael Bresson and Dallas office head Steve Marcus are also recommended.