Ron J. Scharnberg


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P: +1.713.229.1737 F: +1.713.229.2837
  • Publicly traded and privately held corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships in buy-side and sell-side domestic and cross-border/international asset and equity acquisitions
  • Publicly traded and privately held companies in domestic and cross-border/international restructurings
  • 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
  • Publicly traded and privately held corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships in credit agreements, debt restructurings, and other financing related transactions
  • Corporations in their IPOs
  • Publicly traded corporations in equity and debt offerings
  • Companies in connection with Subpart F and other international issues
  • Companies in connection with FATCA related issues
  • Private equity funds in connection with structuring and operational issues and acquisitions and dispositions
  • Companies in connection with bankruptcy related issues
  • Upstream oil and gas acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures, participations and tax partnerships

Tax Representations

  • The Carlyle Group – $2.6 billion upstream oil and gas joint venture with Hilcorp Energy Co.
  • Lime Rock Partners/GEODynamics – $525 million sale of GEODynamics, Inc. to Oil States International, Inc.
  • Oil Search – $400 million acquisition of oil assets in the Alaska North Slope
  • Halliburton – Various upstream oil and gas participations
  • Advising on the Section 45Q Carbon Oxide Sequestration Tax Credit and potential tax equity structures
  • Acquisition of a privately held Canadian business with U.S. operations by a U.S. based private equity fund
  • Business combination of a privately held U.S. bio-pharmaceutical company with a publicly traded German bio-pharmaceutical company
  • Acquisition of two privately held Chilean companies by a privately held U.S. supplier of products and services for process control and flow control
  • Acquisition of subsea controls systems business in the U.S., the U.K., Norway, Singapore, and the U.A.E. by a privately held global oil field products and services provider
  • Chinese joint venture for a privately held U.S. coal technology company
  • Structuring Panamanian pipeline and trading business activity for a publicly traded U.S. transportation fuel supplier
  • Inbound LNG facility joint venture for a publicly traded Japanese company
  • Acquisition of a privately held energy specialty products and services company by a publicly traded water, hygiene, and energy technology and services company
  • Sale of a publicly traded home security company to a publicly traded conglomerate
  • Divestiture of an automotive parts business by a publicly traded company also involved in building products manufacturing
  • Sale of a privately held company in the business of selling and designing solid state storage solutions to a publicly traded information technology company
  • Sale of a refinery by a publicly traded U.S. transportation fuel supplier\
  • Acquisition of a mobile land drilling rig business by a private equity fund
  • Multiple acquisitions by a privately held forged products sub-systems and systems integration manufacturer
  • Credit facilities for an MLP, a publicly traded drilling company, and a publicly traded men's specialty retailer
  • Convertible note offerings by a publicly traded drilling company
  • Australian real estate fund in connection with U.S. real estate investments and U.S. real estate funds
  • Non-U.S. mining company in a U.S. mining exploration joint venture
  • High yield note offering by a Canadian exploration and development company
  • FATCA advice for Australian, Canadian, Chinese, German, and UK financial institutions, insurance companies, and non-financial institutions
  • Restructuring of a portfolio company of a private equity fund
  • Internal spin-off within a U.S. consolidated group
  • Sale of a food product provider portfolio company by a private equity fund to a portfolio company of another private equity fund
  • Bankruptcy for a publicly traded company
  • Debt restructuring transactions for a publicly traded company
  • Structuring advice to a pension fund of a Canadian company in connection with U.S. investments
  • FIRPTA advice and analysis to an Australian company
  • Subpart F planning and advice to a privately held U.S. company
  • Tax sharing agreement disputes between a telecommunications company and a media company