Barbara focuses her practice on tax structuring for transactions, with a particular emphasis on federal income tax issues arising in partnership, joint venture and alternative investment structures, including the use of partnership structures for strategic acquisitions by corporate groups,bin IPOs and other securities offerings.
Her practice has an energy industry concentration, including transactions involving Fortune 50 corporations, master limited partnerships (MLPs), private equity investors, portfolio companies and funds in all aspects of the energy industry, upstream, midstream, and downstream, oil field services, petrochemicals as well as alternative energy, wind, solar and biomass enterprises and advising on the intersection between tax and FERC rules related to income tax allowances in cost of service rate-setting. Additionally, she is board certified in tax law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Barbara has been the Chair of the Partnership and LLC Tax Committee of the ABA Section of Taxation, is a recipient of the committee's Larry M. Katz Award for Distinguished Service for 2009 and was the founder and first Chair of the Section's LLC Task Force.
Prior to joining Baker Botts, Barbara was a partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and has also served as managing director in the M&A tax group of KPMG LLP.