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Bobby Phillpott's practice focuses on advising clients on all areas of business taxation, with particular emphasis on tax planning of mergers and acquisitions, tax-free reorganizations, spin-offs and divestitures, joint ventures, restructurings, and equity and debt offerings, as well as the formation and operation of corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies and certain tax controversy matters.


  • New York University, 1999, LL.M.
  • Loyola Law School, 1997, J.D., Magna Cum Laude, Casenote Editor of Loyola Law Review
  • Loyola University, 1991, B.B.A., Accounting

  • Texas

  • State Bar of Texas, Tax Section, Council Member (2008-2012), Chair, Corporate Tax Committee (200 -2009), Vice-Chair, Partnership & Real Estate Tax Committee (2005-2006)
  • Houston Bar Association, Tax Section
  • Texas CASA, Past Board Member & Chair of Audit Committee

Awards & Recognition

  • Legal 500 U.S., Recommended lawyer, Tax – Domestic (2015)
  • Legal 500 U.S., Recommended lawyer, Tax - U.S. taxes - non-contentious (2016)
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America (2013-2017)
  • Recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer for Tax (2008-2020)
  • Recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer, Rising Star (2004-2008)
  • Ranked in Chambers USA for Texas Tax, 2021