Houston – Sidley Austin LLP announced today that Timothy J. Devetski, a leading tax lawyer in Houston with extensive experience in energy sector transactions and capital markets, is joining Sidley as a partner. Mr. Devetski will be resident in Sidley’s Houston office and will be part of its global Tax and Tax Controversy practice groups.
Mr. Devetski’s principal area of practice is federal tax law, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and capital markets transactions, including those involving master limited partnerships (MLPs). He also has experience counseling non-U.S. businesses operating in the United States and U.S. businesses investing abroad with respect to transactions involving investors or operations in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia. Mr. Devetski also has a wealth of experience in resolving contested issues with the Internal Revenue Service and in tax litigation in various courts.
“Tim is a valuable addition to our highly talented and growing Houston team, as well as Sidley’s global Tax practice,” said Larry Barden, partner and member of the Firm’s Management and Executive Committees. “Tim’s skills and experience in advising clients on domestic and international tax issues associated with energy-related transactions will enhance the services we can provide clients in the energy sector, particularly as to capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity.”
“Tim is recognized as one of the premier tax lawyers in Houston and in the energy industry, and will be a significant part of our continued growth in the energy space,” said Glenn L. Pinkerton, a Houston-based Sidley partner and a leader of its Project Finance and Infrastructure group. “A number of Sidley partners in Houston, including me, have known and worked with Tim for years. He is a perfect fit for Sidley in every respect. ”
“I am very excited to join Sidley’s nationally recognized tax group, and look forward to practicing alongside the talented lawyers in the Houston office and across the firm,” said Mr. Devetski.
Mr. Devetski has been recognized by Legal 500 U.S. in Domestic Tax – Central, and in The Best Lawyers in America in tax law.
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