Renn G. Neilson

Section Chair - State Tax (Firmwide) Partner

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Renn Neilson’s practice focuses on state and local taxation, incentives and unclaimed property. He helps clients restructure their holdings, acquire and dispose of assets and structure financing transactions to minimize tax exposure. Mr. Neilson regularly defends taxpayers in property, franchise/income and sales tax controversies.

Some recent representative matters include: representing large corporations in major statewide property tax litigation; sales and franchise tax controversy matters; advising clients on unclaimed property issues; representing industrial and energy developers in tax planning and tax incentive negotiations on a nationwide basis; drafting Texas tax legislation; Texas franchise tax restructurings; structuring capital intensive development projects; property valuation and property tax methodology cases; multistate nexus and liability planning in connection with various corporate restructurings; bundled sales and service transactions; intercorporate service transactions; managed audits; numerous state-level taxability inquiries; federal private letter rulings; complex built-to-suit exchange transactions; and aircraft exchanges using various parking techniques.

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