Virtually no merger, acquisition, restructuring, offering or financing can take place without substantial consideration of the tax consequences of the proposed transaction. Baker Botts Tax lawyers work seamlessly with our Transactional lawyers to structure proposed transactions to meet clients’ needs with efficient tax results. The firm’s Corporate Tax lawyers provide the requisite tax advice to clients in transactions involving investments in projects, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, restructurings and financings, including asset leasing.
We advise clients in the following areas:
- Global energy, including upstream oil and gas, pipelines, liquefied natural gas, power and petrochemical projects
- Oilfield services
- Real estate
Our Tax lawyers have dealt with novel issues where creativity is vital to solving the tax puzzle. Tax lawyers from Baker Botts have been pioneers in developing structures to allow companies to accomplish their business objectives in a tax efficient manner. For example, we regularly do work examining structures demanded by other governmental regulatory requirements for tax consequences and preparing analyses of the tax situations of proposed targets for acquisition.
Our Corporate Tax lawyers deal with all aspects of subchapter C, including tax issues related to corporate reorganizations and spin-offs, financial instruments, renewable energy, the energy and power sector and the oil and gas industry. Our lawyers also handle tax controversy and litigation matters before the IRS, state tax bodies and state and federal trial and appellate courts.