– Thompson & Knight LLP today announced lawyer Brandon L. Bloom has rejoined the Firm’s Dallas office as a Partner in the Tax Practice Group. Mr. Bloom practiced law at Thompson & Knight for more than seven years before becoming Managing Tax Counsel at Vistra Energy Corp. (f/k/a Energy Future Holdings Corp.).
“We are delighted to welcome Brandon back to the Firm,” said John R. Cohn, Thompson & Knight’s Tax Practice Leader. “He is a highly skilled tax lawyer and now, after spending two years in-house at Vistra Energy, he has even deeper insight into our clients’ needs and how best to service them.”
Mr. Bloom focuses his practice on corporate and partnership tax, and represents clients in private equity transactions, oil and gas transactions, and other business transactions involving corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies. He provides clients with federal and state tax planning advice on mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, and other corporate restructuring transactions, as well as the formation, operation and disposition of partnerships, and limited liability companies. He also represents borrowers and lenders in connection with the tax aspects of financing transactions.
As Managing Tax Counsel at Vistra Energy, Mr. Bloom oversaw and provided tax legal advice with respect to all mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, and other transactions with respect to the company and its affiliates, including a multi-billion dollar bankruptcy restructuring.
He received an LL.M. in Taxation from University of Florida College of Law in 2007, a J.D. from University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2006, and a B.P.A., cum laude, in Accounting from Oklahoma Baptist University in 2003. Recognized for his legal work, Mr. Bloom has been selected for inclusion in Texas Rising Stars® by Thomson Reuters (2013-2015). He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and past Vice Chair and Chair of the Tax Section’s Energy and Natural Resources Tax Committee. Mr. Bloom also served on the Board of Directors of Bryan’s House from 2013 to 2014.