April 21, 2023 | Texas Lawyer | 1 minute read

The Texas Lawyer’s “Newsmakers” recently covered Bucky Brannen joining Bracewell’s tax practice as a partner in the Dallas office.

“We are excited to welcome Bucky to the firm,” Bracewell Managing Partner Gregory M. Bopp said. “His broad experience on state and local tax issues brings additional depth to our market-leading tax practice.”

Brannen advises clients on ways to reduce state and local taxes in every phase of business. He helps negotiate pre-investment economic incentives, structure operations to minimize tax, manage audits and dispute assessments and property tax valuations, and facilitate growth through tax-efficient restructurings, acquisitions and dispositions. Brannen has experience with all types of state and local taxes nationwide, including taxes on sales, property, income, gross receipts, severance and motor fuels. He also regularly advises on multi-state operations.

“Bucky’s diverse experience strengthens our ability to meet the expanding needs of our clients for state and local tax advice,” said Elizabeth L. McGinley, chair of Bracewell’s tax department. “Bucky will also work closely with project development lawyers in helping clients with proactive state and local tax planning, including the negotiation of state tax incentives.”