David Cole > Vinson & Elkins LLP > Houston, United States > Lawyer Profile

Vinson & Elkins LLP
1001 FANNIN STREET
SUITE 2500
HOUSTON, TX 77002-6760
United States

Work Department

Tax

Position

Partner

Career

David represents corporations, partnerships, and high net worth individuals in a wide range of domestic and international tax matters. In his tax controversy practice, he has represented clients in all phases of tax controversies, from audit to IRS appeals to litigation. David has also advised foreign companies on numerous U.S. federal income tax matters, including structuring their operations in the United States and terms for their transactions with U.S. affiliates.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Tax > US taxes: contentious

Praised for its business acumen and technical skills, Vinson & Elkins LLP is, unsurprisingly, especially strong in the oil and gas field. As an example, it is representing Marathon Petroleum Company, LP in a series of cases in the US Tax Court involving the disputed tax treatment of a transaction between Marathon and one of its partners. Outside of energy, it is representing SoCal Sports Net in a Tax Court dispute with the IRS over the tax treatment of certain transactions in connection with a partnership with Fox Sports. The ‘accomplishedGeorge Gerachis and David Cole in Houston lead the team.