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Experience

Roger Aksamit serves as the Firm’s Houston Office Leader. In addition, he is a member of the Firm’s Strategic Lateral Hiring Committee and is involved with the Firm’s Diversity & Inclusion initiative. Roger specializes in energy and private equity taxation and counsels public, private equity, and closely held clients in mergers and acquisitions, financing, and joint venture transactions, as well as all other aspects of transactional tax matters and planning. He is Board Certified in Tax Law and Estate Planning and Probate by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Board Certified Tax Law and Estate Planning and Probate by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Representative Matters

  • Public and private Section 355 tax-free spin offs
  • Volumetric production payment sales and syndications
  • Power generation and distribution development, financings, and acquisitions
  • Renewable energy development, acquisition, and tax credit monetizations
  • Energy and transportation infrastructure development and financing using joint ventures and REITs
  • Private equity energy and business transactions
  • Leveraged partnership transactions
  • Structuring and issuance of i-share securities for Master Limited Partnership (MLP)

Honors & Affiliations

Distinctions/Honors

  • Chambers USA by Chambers and Partners (Tax), 2006-2019
  • The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc. (Tax Law), 2006-2019
  • “Recommended Attorney,” The Legal 500 US by Legalease (Tax: Domestic Tax; Tax: International Tax, Tax: U.S. Taxes: Non-Contentious), 2015-2019
  • Texas Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters (Tax, Energy & Natural Resources), 2002-2018
  • Tax Directors Handbook, The Essential Guide to the World’s Premier Tax Law Firms, 2014
  • Top 100 Houston Region, Texas Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters, 2010, 2016, 2018
  • Who’s Who Legal: Texas by Law Business Research Limited (Corporate Tax), 2008
  • “ICFM Leading Lawyers 500,” InterContinental Finance magazine, 2013

Memberships/Affiliations

  • Member, State Bar of Texas; Taxation Section; Energy and Natural Resources Committee
  • Member, Houston Bar Association; Tax Section; HBA Senior Attorneys
  • Fellow, Houston Bar Foundation
  • Member, American Bar Association; Taxation Section
  • Member, El Paso Bar Association
  • Member, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Board of Directors, Alley Theatre
  • Board of Visitors, UT McDonald Observatory
  • Board Member, The Kalahari Children’s Home Foundation
  • Member, Hermann Park Conservancy
  • Member, Houston Asia Society

Education & Admissions

Education

  • LL.M., 1987, SMU Dedman School of Law
  • J.D., 1978, The University of Texas School of Law
  • B.B.A., 1975, with honors, Southern Methodist University

Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. Ct. of App., Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., S. Dist. Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., W. Dist. Texas
  • U.S. Tax Ct.