Baker Botts Tax lawyers offer individuals and corporations a wealth of experience in addressing complex tax needs. Our Tax lawyers work closely with other transactional lawyers to develop plans and structures that help our clients with their business objectives, while minimizing the impact of state, federal and international taxes.
We are experienced at providing the requisite tax advice to clients in transactions involving investments in projects, mergers, acquisitions, restructurings and financings, including asset leasing.
We have particular experience advising clients in global tax services in the following industries:
- Global energy, including upstream oil and gas, pipelines, liquefied natural gas (LNG), power and refining and petrochemical
- Mining and Metals
- Oil and Gas
- Real Estate
- Renewable and Clean Energy
Our work in tax planning cuts across the spectrum of business activities and investments. For example, Baker Botts Tax lawyers have been actively involved with master limited partnerships (MLPs) since the early 1980s, and our experience in this area is nationally renowned. We have represented both issuers and underwriters in MLP initial public offerings, as well as sellers and purchasers in merger and acquisition transactions.
We also have a substantial practice in employee benefits and executive compensation, assisting clients with all aspects of compensation and benefit plans and programs under the Internal Revenue Code and ERISA, and with the myriad of legal issues that impact employee benefits under federal labor and securities laws and state laws.
Our team is also experienced in every facet of tax controversy and tax litigation matters, and includes former senior IRS management and IRS lawyers. We are nationally recognized for our experience in representing taxpayers in estate and gift tax controversies, especially those involving difficult-to-value assets, such as interests in closely held businesses, family limited partnerships and limited liability companies. We have received favorable taxpayer outcomes in some of the most significant estate and gift tax controversies in the last twenty years.
Our Tax lawyers have extensive experience in advising and representing clients on state and local tax matters, including income tax, franchise tax, property tax and sales tax, whether the issues arise in states where our offices are located, or elsewhere in the United States.
In addition, we counsel individuals, families and entrepreneurs on wealth transfer, succession planning and other estate tax issues.
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Baker Botts is a proud supporter of the 2020 Kayo Women's Virtual Energy Summit September 8-11.
Join us in attending ENGAGE 2020, presented by AICPA and CIMA, June 6 - 11 at the ARIA Resort Las Vegas, Nevada.
Join us in attending the Texas Bar's Advanced Estate Planning Strategies Conference April 16 - 17, 2020 at the Eldorado Hotel & Spa in Sante Fe, New Mexico.
Baker Botts is a sponsor of the 2020 TEI Houston Chapter Tax School taking place February 24, 2020 - February 28, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Houston.