Bryant P. Lee, Chair of Latham & Watkins’ Houston Tax Department, has a complex practice involving the US federal income taxation of mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, and capital markets transactions. He focuses on business taxation as it applies to partnerships. Mr. Lee regularly advises clients in the energy sector including publicly traded partnerships (PTPs), master limited partnerships (MLPs), corporations, private equity firms, and investment banks.
Mr. Lee has also represented numerous taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service for various matters, including the representation of MLPs in connection with obtaining private letter rulings (PLRs) relating to qualifying income.
Mr. Lee has been recognized by Chambers USA as an Associate to Watch (2017 – 2018) and an Up and Coming Lawyer (2020), and as a Texas Rising Star by Super Lawyers (2017 – 2020) (Super Lawyers is a Thomson Reuters service).
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Lee practiced as a certified public accountant (CPA) in the assurance practice of an international accounting firm.