Baker Botts is widely recognized for its multistate tax controversy practice. We represent clients in audits, redetermination hearings and litigation throughout the U.S. Our state tax lawyers team with our seasoned appellate lawyers to provide an appellate tax practice. We also represent clients in “nontraditional” controversies, including managed audits, Multistate Tax Commission audits, voluntary disclosure, unclaimed property audits and reversing adverse policies of tax agencies.
"Excellent Texas-based firm Baker Botts L.L.P. is particularly active in tax issues surrounding MLPs and other aspects of the oil and gas industry, and also has a strong technology practice."
Legal 500 US 2014
Our controversy and litigation services include:Audit:
Our lawyers represent clients in all stages of audits, including preparing audit strategies, identifying and preserving privilege, coordinating efforts of in-house staff, accountants, and other professionals and guiding auditors to the right legal conclusionsAdministrative Hearings:
Our lawyers are particularly experienced at resolving controversies at the administrative level, saving clients the time and cost of litigation; we provide these services throughout the U.S., and have argued cases before administrative law judges in several statesLitigation:
Our lawyers have litigated substantial tax controversies in Texas and other states and have a robust network of local counsel to assist wherever our clients have needsOther Services:
Our lawyers are known to help companies resolve tax liabilities through managed audits, amnesty programs and voluntary disclosure agreements; we also help our clients avoid controversies by informally challenging adverse tax policies
Publications, Speeches & Presentations
State & Local Tax Update
Texas Court of Appeals Rules Texas Franchise Tax Not an Income Tax—Multistate Tax Compact Apportionment Election Not AvailableFirm Thought Leadership
U.S. Supreme Court Reaffirms Commerce Clause Restrictions Against Discriminatory Interstate TaxationFirm Thought Leadership