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Baker Botts L.L.P.

910 LOUISIANA STREET, HOUSTON, TEXAS 77002-4995, USA
Tel:
Work +1 713 229 1234
Fax:
Fax +1 713 229 1522
Email:
Web:
www.bakerbotts.com
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John Porter

Tel:
Work +1 713 229 1597
Email:
Web:
www.bakerbotts.com/people/p/porter-john-w
Baker Botts L.L.P.

Work Department

Tax/ Private Clients

Position

Federal tax litigation, controversy, including gift, estate, income tax disputes with IRS; fiduciary litigation. Represents clients in tax cases in U.S. Tax Court, U.S. District Courts, Court of Federal Claims, Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals, and in IRS audits and administrative appeals.

Languages

English

Member

ABA Real Property, Probate and Trust Section (Former Chair, Tax Controversy Committee; Supervisory Council Member); American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (Former Regent)

Education

JD (cum laude), Baylor Law School, 1986; BBA, accounting, Texas A&M University, 1982


United States: Tax

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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