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Thompson & Knight Expands Tax Practice

05-05-2008 10:52 AM CET | Politics, Law & Society

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HOUSTON – The global law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce Roger D. Aksamit has joined the Firm as a Partner in the Tax Practice Group of the Firm’s Houston office. He brings more than 25 years of legal experience to Thompson & Knight.

“We are thrilled to have Roger join the Firm,” says Pete Riley, Managing Partner of the Firm. “Houston's energy economy remains strong, and Thompson & Knight is expanding to meet our clients’ demands. Roger’s extensive energy background and leadership will add to our already strong business practices in Houston and throughout the Firm.”

Aksamit, formerly Co-Head of Bracewell & Guiliani’s Tax Section, focuses his practice on counseling energy industry and other business clients in mergers and acquisitions, financing and joint venture transactions, and working with public and closely held companies, diverse business entities, and partnerships in all aspects of transactional tax matters and planning. He is Board Certified in both Tax Law and in Estate Planning and Probate by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Aksamit has been listed in both Chambers USA and The Best Lawyers in America for the past two years, and recognized on the Texas Super Lawyer list for the past five years.

He received an LL.M. in Taxation from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in 1987, a J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law in 1978, and a B.B.A. from Southern Methodist University in 1975. He is a member of the American Bar Association’s Taxation Section, Texas Bar’s Tax and Real Property and Probate Sections, Houston Bar Association’s Tax Section, El Paso Bar Association, and American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He is also a Fellow of the Houston Bar Foundation.

Becky Jacksony
Thompson & Knight LLP
214.969.1478
Becky.Jackson@tklaw.com

About Thompson & Knight

Since 1887, Thompson & Knight LLP has consistently made a positive impact on its clients’ successes. With its practice focused on the energy industry, the Firm has extensive resources in litigation, tax, insolvency, and international energy matters. The Firm has approximately 420 attorneys, and has offices and alliances in North America, South America, Europe, and Africa. Thompson & Knight represents companies, government entities, and individuals in local, regional, and national markets around the world.

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