Bucky Brannen

Senior Associate

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F: +1.214.661.4619
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Bucky Brannen advises clients on how to reduce state and local taxes in every phase of business, including: negotiating pre-investment economic development incentives; structuring operations to minimize tax; managing audits and disputing assessments and property tax valuations; and facilitating growth through tax-efficient restructurings, acquisitions, and dispositions.

Bucky provides significant experience with all types of state and local taxes nationwide - including taxes on sales, property, income, gross receipts, severance, and motor fuels - and regularly advises on multi-state operations, including on issues related to nexus, apportionment, and unitary combination.

Related Experience

  • Advised company on state and local tax planning for a large-scale, multistate asset purchase to minimize state transfer tax exposure
  • Advised California-based company on the tax consequences of a merger involving renewable energy incentives
  • Negotiated non-annexation agreement between petrochemical facility and municipality
  • Challenged the constitutionality of taxation on an out-of-state insurance company
  • Assisted healthcare company in minimizing state and federal fuels tax exposure for private corporate jets
  • State and local incentive work in Louisiana and Texas with a Major foreign chemical manufacturing company
  • Navigated complex Texas school finance formulas in order to advise on negotiations for property tax abatement incentives between a school district and a company choosing the location for its billion-dollar manufacturing project


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