Todd D. Keator

Todd D. Keator

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Partner

  • Thompson & Knight LLP
    One Arts Plaza
    1722 Routh Street, Suite 1500
    Dallas, TX 75201 USA
    214.969.1797
    214.999.1513
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Todd Keator represents clients in general tax matters including corporation, partnership, and LLC formation and operation; tax-deferred 1031 exchanges; federal and state tax planning and advice; real estate syndications (TICs, REITs, LPs and LLCs); tax structuring for mergers, acquisitions, divisions and financing; private equity transactions; MLP formation and acquisitions; private toll road development; oil and gas tax; and FIRPTA tax. Todd provides clients with transactional planning and advice, document preparation, and preparation of tax opinions on federal and state tax implications of business transactions.

Experience

  • Represented multiple clients in oil and gas acquisitions and divestitures, including preparation and negotiation of tax partnership agreements
  • Represented clients in formation of salt water disposal well business, roll-up of same into a limited partnership, and sale of assets to a public entity buyer
  • Represented individuals, partnerships and corporations in various transactions involving insurance products, including syndication of fractional interests in life insurance policies and transactions involving protected cell company insurers
  • Represented corporations in tracking stock transactions related to onshore and offshore oil and gas exploration
  • Represented multiple corporate clients in private and public debt offerings
  • Represented multiple corporate clients in private and public stock offerings
  • Represented real estate holding partnership in refinancing and recapitalization of real estate assets and disguised sale issues
  • Represented multiple clients in oil and gas acquisitions and divestitures, including preparation and negotiation of tax partnership agreements
  • Represented multiple real estate sponsors in the syndication of tenancy-in-common interests in commercial and residential properties
  • Represented an investment firm in the syndication of low income housing tax credits
  • Drafted partnership and LLC agreements for clients in all types of industries
  • Represented state department of transportation in private toll road development project
  • Represented various MLPs in formation, secondary offering, and asset acquisition transactions
  • Represented individuals and partnerships with various forward, reverse and drop & swap 1031 exchanges
  • Represented sponsor in formation of private REIT
  • Drafted tax opinions for various clients on a wide range of federal income tax issues

Distinctions/Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc. (Tax Law); 2016-2018
  • Texas Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters (Tax); 2016
  • Texas Rising Stars® by Thomson Reuters (Tax); 2007-2016
  • “Recommended Attorney,” The Legal 500 US by Legalese (Tax: International Tax); 2017
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas (Tax: General), D Magazine; 2013

  • Nolan Fellow, American Bar Association Section of Taxation, 2009

Activities (Memberships/Affiliations)

  • Member, American Bar Association Section of Taxation; Chair, Real Estate/Partnership CLE Subcommittee
  • Board Member, Texas Federal Tax Institute