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Roger Aksamit is a member of the Firm’s Strategic Lateral Hiring Committee, is involved with the Firm’s Diversity & Inclusion initiative and is the former Office Leader of the Firm’s Houston office. 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.

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


  • Chambers USA by Chambers and Partners (Tax), 2006-2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc. (Tax Law), 2006-2021
  • Recognized Attorney, The Legal 500 United States by Legalease (Tax: Domestic Tax; Tax: International Tax, Tax: U.S. Taxes: Non-Contentious), 2015-2021
  • Texas Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters (Tax, Energy & Natural Resources), 2003-2020
  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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.