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Nelson Named Tax Department Chair at Baker Botts L.L.P.


HOUSTON, October 1, 2008 -- Gregory V. Nelson, who has extensive experience in the federal income tax arena with emphasis in the energy and real estate sectors, has been named firm-wide chair of the Tax Department at Baker Botts L.L.P.

Nelson fills the post previously held by Benjamin Wells, who will continue to practice with the firm.

“I look forward to the challenges and opportunities for our tax practice over the coming years as we guide our clients through the ever-changing tax landscape,” said Nelson, who also served as Partner in Charge of the Houston office from October 2002 to September 2007.

Nelson regularly counsels clients regarding the tax-efficient structuring of corporate mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions, including taxable sales and tax-free reorganizations. He also works on tax issues related to publicly traded partnerships, and handles civil tax cases before the IRS and the federal courts.

He has been recognized as a “leading lawyer” for tax matters by Chambers USA, a survey of America’s leading business lawyers, in that publication’s 2007 and 2008 editions. He serves on the board of directors of The Methodist Hospital System, Houston, and Memorial Assistance Ministries. He earned his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law and his undergraduate degree in economics from George Washington University.

To view Nelson’s biography, please click here.

About the Tax Department at Baker Botts
Baker Botts tax lawyers develop plans and structures that permit clients to achieve business objectives while minimizing the impact of state, federal and foreign taxes. The firm’s work in tax planning cuts across the spectrum of business activities. It has a substantial practice in employee benefits and executive compensation. In addition, Baker Botts tax lawyers counsel individuals, families and entrepreneurs on wealth transfer and succession planning tax issues. The firm works with a wide range of clients, including the world’s largest corporations and independent businesses.

About Baker Botts
Baker Botts L.L.P., dating from 1840, is a leading international law firm with offices in Austin, Beijing, Dallas, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Moscow, New York, Palo Alto (California), Riyadh and Washington. With approximately 800 lawyers, Baker Botts provides a full range of legal services to international, national and regional clients. For more information, please visit

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