Baker Botts' New York office was established in 1992 and has an accomplished and continually growing practice that services entities from individuals to Fortune 500 companies involved in the energy, technology, media, financial services, life sciences and many other sectors of our economy. Our clients include businesses, financial institutions, investment funds, partnerships, universities, and start-ups.

We have the resources, experience and commitment to support our clients as strategic partners by providing a broad range of legal services covering complex issues facing companies located within and outside of New York. Our New York lawyers are consistently recognized for their work on domestic and international corporate and financial transactional matters, intellectual property litigation and procurement, business crimes, securities and commercial litigation and investigations, international arbitration, project finance and global projects, tax and bankruptcy, among others.

Corporate Law

Our nationally recognized New York corporate lawyers provide extensive corporate and securities related services for both public and private companies, including capital markets and securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, private equity funds, committee representation, corporate governance and compliance, joint venture, venture capital and emerging company issues.  We represent some of the country’s most important media companies. In the energy sector, we represent some of the world’s largest power and utility companies as well as major financial institutions in power utility and other energy-based transactions.  We assist major financial institutions, hedge funds, issuers, underwriters and private equity with the full range of public and private securities offerings and other corporate finance transactions, including IPOs, spin-offs, tracking stocks, secondary offerings, rights offerings, convertible, high yield and other debt offerings, credit facilities, swaps and derivatives.  Our mergers and acquisitions experience includes both negotiated and contested transactions, including representing both companies and shareholders in activist matters. Our lawyers also counsel clients in restructuring, bankruptcy and corporate governance matters, advising public companies and their boards of directors on a range of complex matters, including internal investigations, fiduciary duties, disclosure and leadership.

Intellectual Property Law

Our highly regarded New York Intellectual Property team handles all types of IP related matters, including strategic counseling, diligence, procurement, post grant proceedings and dispute resolution.  We are proficient in complex, high-stakes litigation involving patent, trade secret, trademark, false advertising and copyright issues, including Hatch-Waxman litigation.  As full service IP attorneys, we have extensive familiarity with practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office, including inter-partes review challenges to issued patents and oppositions to issued trademarks.  Our extensive and varied technical backgrounds provide us with resources to efficiently service clients engaged in life sciences, pharmaceuticals, high-technology, software, financial services, and other areas of technology.   In the transactional area, we are experienced with acquisitions, licensing, technology transfers, product clearance assessments and related counseling, including counseling regarding standard essential patents, open source issues.  We are also well versed on Internet related enforcement issues, particularly those that involve the use of social media, and render advice on the state and federal regulation of contests and sweepstakes.


Our top rated New York litigators are trial tested before state and federal courts and alternative dispute resolution bodies across the country and globe.  Our trial experience includes class and derivative actions, financial institution securities exchange and public company defense, domestic and international arbitrations and mediations, FCPA, pharmaceutical and toxic torts, professional liability, securities and white collar criminal and investigation matters.  Our team of trial lawyers includes a former award winning SEC and federal prosecutor, a nationally recognized former state prosecutor, a renowned securities markets advocate, an M&A litigator, and international trial lawyers.  Our lawyers routinely represent clients in complex and often sensitive matters, including Fortune 500 companies, officers, directors, shareholders and ultra-high net worth individuals. Our team has both clerked and argued in state and federal appeals courts, and created new law in securities and business matters.

Projects /Energy Law

Our New York based Global Projects and Energy lawyers represent major energy industry, infrastructure and petrochemical companies as well as other corporate clients both domestically and internationally, primarily on large-scale and complex transactional matters.  Our practice covers the entire spectrum of the energy space, including project development and financing activities from alternative energy to LNG to oil and gas.  We also represent private equity and infrastructure funds in the development, acquisition and financing of their investments in the energy sector.  We routinely handle all nature of project related contracts, including engineering, procurement and construction contracts, power purchase, tolling and other off-take agreements, fuel supply and transportation agreements, joint development agreements, joint venture agreements, partnership and limited liability company agreements, and loan agreements and other financing related documentation.  Our experience includes structuring transactions involving both regulated and unregulated companies in the electric power, oil & gas, mining & metals, petrochemical and other industries.  In the electric power sector, our experience includes project development and M&A involving all manner of power plants, including wind, solar, hydro, gas-fired (peaker, combined cycle and cogeneration), coal, nuclear, landfill gas, biomass and other alternative energy facilities as well as power transmission lines.

Tax Law

Our tax lawyers have a broad transactional practice that includes structuring and negotiating the tax aspects of domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate spin-offs, hedge funds, private equity funds and real estate funds. We regularly advise multinational corporations with respect to domestic and cross-border tax planning, transfer pricing and tax controversy matters.  We are experienced with the tax incentives available for renewable energy projects, including the production tax credit (PTC), investment tax credit (ITC) and U.S. Treasury cash grant program, as well as strategies for participation of tax equity investors in such projects.

City Facts

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The office is centrally located in midtown Manhattan at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, home to NBC News World Headquarters, the Rockefeller Center ice rink, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, the Observation Deck, and next to Radio City Music Hall.


Ranked #1 in “America’s 20 Most Cultured Cities” by Travel and Leisure.


Home to a rich history of the arts including The Met, MoMa, Lincoln Center, Broadway, Juilliard and Carnegie Hall.

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The most walkable large city in the U.S. with a 24/7 subway system and excellent public transportation.


Central Park, which can be viewed from the office, sprawls 843 acres and hosts several complimentary events throughout the year.

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Home to many of the best restaurants in the world encompassing a multitude of global cuisines.

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Ranked #2 in “The World’s Most Influential Cities” by Forbes.


The city’s suburbs have some of the highest ranked school districts in the nation.

New York

30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, New York 10112-4498
United States