Tim Fenn, former Office Managing Partner in the Houston office and former Chair of the Houston Tax Department, advises clients on business taxation as it applies to partnerships and corporations. He represents energy and infrastructure clients, including upstream, midstream, and downstream oil and gas companies, master limited partnerships (MLPs), oilfield services companies and infrastructure funds, as well as corporations, private equity firms, investment banks, partnerships, and individuals on tax-related issues involving mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, capital market transactions, and carbon capture.

Mr. Fenn has served as tax counsel to over 75 issuers and underwriters in initial public offerings of equity securities of MLPs. Mr. Fenn is a frequent speaker at investment banking conferences and energy industry symposiums and serves on the advisory board for the Alerian MLP index.

In addition to representing clients in connection with transactional matters, Mr. Fenn has successfully represented clients before the Internal Revenue Service and federal courts. Mr. Fenn spent several years as an investment banker with Goldman Sachs & Co. where he was part of the natural resources group.


  • Magellan Midstream Partners – pending merger with ONEOK
  • Conflicts Committee of Sprague Resources – merger with Hartree Partners
  • Phillips 66 – acquisition of Phillips 66 Partners
  • Wallbox Chargers – deSPAC merger with Kensington Capital Acquisition Corp. II
  • Chevron – acquisition of Noble Midstream Partners
  • Equitrans Midstream – take-private of EQM Midstream Partners
  • Conflicts Committee of Navios Maritime Containers – merger with Navios Maritime Partners
  • QEP Resources – merger with Diamondback Energy, Inc.
  • Sasol Limited – sale of a 50% stake in Lake Charles Chemical Plant to form a joint venture with LyondellBasell
  • Shell Midstream Partners – acquisition of Royal Dutch Shell plc’s interest in Mattox Pipeline Company and certain logistic assets at Shell Norco Manufacturing Complex
  • Energy Transfer – acquisition of SemGroup Corporation
  • UGI Corporation – acquisition of remaining 74% stake in AmeriGas
  • Enagas – co-investment (with Blackstone and other investors) to acquire Tallgrass Energy
  • Energy Transfer Equity – acquisition of Energy Transfer Partners
  • Archrock, Inc. – acquisition of Archrock Partners LP
  • Ensco plc – acquisition of Atwood Oceanics Inc.
  • Clayton Williams Energy, Inc. – acquisition by Noble Energy, Inc.
  • Rosetta Resources Inc. – acquisition by Noble Energy, Inc.


  • TXO Energy Partners
  • ProPetro Holding Corp.
  • Smart Sand Inc.
  • Antero Midstream GP LP
  • PennTex Midstream Partners, LP
  • CONE Midstream Partners LP
  • Emerge Energy Services LP
  • Phillips 66 Partners LP
  • OCI Partners, LP
  • Dynagas LNG Partners LP

Bar Qualification

  • New York
  • Texas


  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 1996
    magna cum laude, Editor, Georgetown Law Journal
  • BBA, Baylor University, 1992
    summa cum laude



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August 24, 2023 Recognition

Latham Named 2023 Texas Powerhouse

Law360 recognizes Latham’s Austin and Houston lawyers for major deals and high-profile litigation wins.