Robert W. Phillpott

Partner

robert.phillpott@bakerbotts.com

Houston

P: +1.713.229.1718 F: +1.713.229.7818
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Bobby Phillpott's practice focuses on advising clients on all areas of business taxation, with particular emphasis on tax planning of mergers and acquisitions, tax-free reorganizations, spin-offs and divestitures, joint ventures, restructurings, and equity and debt offerings, as well as the formation and operation of corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies and certain tax controversy matters.

Related Experience

  • Publicly traded master limited partnerships (MLPs) in drop down transactions
  • MLPs in tax-free mergers
  • Publicly traded corporation in connection with PIPE offering by an MLP
  • MLP in connection with PIPE offering
  • Underwriter in IPO of an MLP
  • Publicly traded corporations in spin-offs of MLPs
  • Publicly traded corporation in acquisition of an MLP
  • Publicly traded corporations and MLPs in equity and debt offerings totaling over several billions in proceeds, including follow on and "at-the-market"  offerings (ATM), convertible debt instruments and hybrid debt instruments
  • Private equity funds and publicly traded and privately held corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships in buy-side and sell-side domestic and international asset and equity acquisitions
  • Publicly traded, multinational corporation in global restructuring
  • Publicly traded and privately held corporations in taxable and tax-free mergers
  • Publicly traded and privately held corporations in taxable and tax-free spin-offs
  • Publicly traded corporations in tax sharing agreement disputes related to tax-free spin-offs
  • Partnerships in tax-free divisions and mergers
  • Corporations in IPOs
  • Multinational corporation in tax controversy with the IRS, resulting in full concession by the IRS
  • Publicly traded corporations and privately held corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships in domestic and international joint ventures

Awards & Community

Legal 500 U.S., Recommended lawyer, Tax: Domestic, 2015

Legal 500 U.S., Recommended lawyer, Tax - U.S. taxes - non-contentious, 2016

The Best Lawyers in America, 2013-2017

Recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer for Tax, (Thomson Reuters), 2008-2016

Recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer-Rising Star (Thomson Reuters), 2004-2008

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