Bracewell can always be counted on in complex and sophisticated matters.

Chambers USA, 2023

Trusted Tax Counsel

Bracewell has one of the nation’s leading tax practices. Our tax lawyers, who are recognized in the top tiers in Chambers USA and Legal 500 US, have decades of experience providing federal, state and international tax advice on the structuring and documenting of large and complex business transactions, including public and private company mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, private equity investments, joint ventures and capital markets offerings. Our tax lawyers work closely with the firm’s transactional lawyers to provide comprehensive legal advice, with an eye toward optimizing business transactions and after-tax returns.

We are familiar with the tax considerations relevant to c-corporations, s-corporations, partnerships, master limited partnerships (MLPs), real estate investment trusts (REITs), trust and sovereign entities. Our tax team also provides advice on private investment funds, distressed situations/ bankruptcies, corporate transactions and international transactions, particularly within the energy industry.

We regularly handle tax issues arising in transactions across the energy value chain, including upstream and midstream oil and gas, oil field services, power generation and transmission, carbon capture utilization and sequestration (CCUS) and renewable energy projects. Our understanding of the energy industry, including its unique tax issues and practices, makes us the go-to firm for Kinder Morgan, Inc., Apache Corporation, Phillips 66, Brookfield Asset Management, Altus Midstream Company and other industry leaders.