Roger D. Aksamit

Roger D. Aksamit

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  • Thompson & Knight LLP
    811 Main Street
    Suite 2500
    Houston, TX 77002-6129 USA
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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.

Roger is praised by clients in Chambers USA 2016 for the “great accuracy and quality of information” he provides as well as his “great response times.”


  • 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)


  • The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc. (Tax Law); 2006-2019

  • Chambers USA by Chambers & Partners (Tax); 2006-2018

  • 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

  • “Recommended Attorney,” The Legal 500 US by Legalease (Tax: Domestic Tax; Tax: International Tax; Tax: U.S. Taxes: Non-Contentious); 2015-2018

Activities (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