Baker Botts LLP

Tax Department

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What the team is known for Eminent practice held in high regard for advising on the full range of domestic and international tax structuring matters and high-value corporate transactions. Regularly provides counsel on state and local tax (SALT), as well as sensitive controversy and litigation issues. Has a wealth of experience advising clients in the energy industry. Particularly active providing guidance on the structuring of partnerships and royalty trust IPOs. Continues to advise clients on the effects of tax reforms.

Strengths"Its work is impeccable," reports a client.

Work highlights Advised Chesapeake Energy on tax aspects, among other issues, of its $3.97 billion purchase of Wildhorse Resource Development.

Notable practitioners

Derek Green
is particularly adept in international tax matters including issues associated with M&A. A client states: "He is very technical, practical and can explain issues in business terms."

Mike Bresson
is widely regarded as being a "thoughtful and experienced attorney" in the tax space who is "is extremely responsive and an excellent communicator of complex tax subjects." He is best known for advising on the tax aspects of major corporate transactions.

Renn Neilson
is praised for his SALT practice which sees him often handle property-related matters. A peer comments: "As far as state tax lawyers, he is as good as it gets."

Richard Husseini
chairs the firm's tax practice and is highly experienced in handling tax disputes. Sources say he is "exceptional" and "a very formidable lawyer."

Robert Phillpott
is a notable practitioner in the Houston tax arena. He concentrates his practice on transaction-related tax issues.

Stephen Marcus
is based in Dallas and handles matters such as tax planning and tax structuring. He regularly works with clients from the energy and real estate sectors.