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Baker Botts L.L.P.

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Richard Husseini

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Baker Botts L.L.P.

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Tax/ Income Tax


Representation before the IRS (Exam, Appeals, mediation) and federal courts, with specific experience in subchapters C and K, financial products, international tax/treaty issues, competent authority, oil and gas, excise tax issues, tax shelter defense, section 1033 issues, tax sharing agreements, casualty loss issues, normalization tax issues, and receivership tax issues.




US Court of Federal Claims; US Tax Court; US Courts of Appeals for the Fifth, Seventh and Federal Circuits


JD, with high honors, University of Chicago Law School, 1991 (Order of the Coif); BS, summa cum laude, mathematics, University of Dallas, 1988

United States: Tax

International tax

Within: International tax

At Baker Botts L.L.P., Houston-based Richard Husseini and Derek Green are praised for their 'excellent leadership'. The practice is noted for its strength in energy and technology, where it often advises on cross-border transactions.  Green was part of a firmwide team advising McDermott International on its merger with Chicago Bridge & Iron Company, valued at $6bn; John Lobb and Rob Fowler also worked on the matter. Don Lonczak in Washington DC was part of a firmwide team advising AT&T Corp, a subsidiary of AT&T, Inc, on its sale of data center co-location operations and assets to Brookfield Infrastructure for $1.1bn; Eric Winwood in Dallas also worked on this matter.

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US taxes: contentious

Within: US taxes: contentious

Houston-based Baker Botts L.L.P. has a particular focus on the energy and natural resources sectors, as well as a strong presence in estate tax disputes and state and local tax matters. Group lead Richard Husseini continues to represent MoneyGram in the US Tax Court in a dispute over whether the company constitutes a bank for federal income tax purposes. Renn Neilson and Paul Elliot in Houston worked with Evan Young in Austin to secure a Texas Supreme Court victory on behalf of Archrock Incorporated, when the justices reversed Texas's 14th Court of Appeals and affirmed as constitutional the framework of a state tax law used to value heavy equipment inventory. Other key names are Keri Brown and John Porter. Jeff Munk departed in 2018 to set up his own private practice and work as an adviser to Cellphire.

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US taxes: non-contentious

Within: US taxes: non-contentious

Baker Botts L.L.P.'s tax attorneys are ‘very experienced’ in M&A, SALT and capital markets transactions. The firm has particular strengths in the energy, oil and gas and technology sectors, where Derek Green and Jon Lobb, working with the corporate team in Dallas, advised McDermott International on its combination with Chicago Bridge & Iron Company, which included a three-to-one reverse stock split and a multibillion-dollar credit agreement. Richard Husseini is noted for providing ‘excellent, strategic and thorough advice’; he recently advised Chesapeake Energy Corporation on its agreement to acquire WildHorse Resource Development Corporation for $4bn. In Washington DC, ‘accomplished tax partner’ Tamar Stanley acted for CommerceHub in its cash acquisition by private equity firms GTCR and Sycamore Partners for approximately $1.1bn. Michael Bresson and Robert Phillpott are also of note. Jeff Munk departed for an in-house position at Cellfire. All partners are based in Houston.

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