Christopher J. Lallo
Chris Lallo joined the Houston office of Ernst & Young LLP in 2008 and currently leads the transaction tax practice for the Southwest area. He was formerly a partner at Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. His practice is focused on both domestic and international tax matters, with broad-based experience in the area of tax planning related to domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, including taxable and nontaxable transactions, cross-border investments, financing structures, withholding issues, securities offerings, and executive compensation matters. In particular, Chris has significant experience in advising domestic and international energy companies in connection with upstream, midstream, downstream and oilfield service company transactions. Chris also has significant experience in mining and other transactions in the natural resources sector.
Chris has counseled clients in the following areas:
- Mergers and Acquisitions: Represents buyers and sellers of public and private organizations in various types of transactions, including cross-border transactions, taxable and nontaxable stock and asset transactions. Also represents clients in connection with tax issues related to acquisition financing structures. Chris has worked on a significant number of large inbound oil and gas transactions and has advised numerous clients on tax issues associated with inbound investment structures.
- Private Equity Transactions: Represents investors and companies that have been acquired by private equity funds, providing tax counsel on acquisitions and divestures. Provides counsel on tax matters for both domestic and foreign funds.
- International Tax Planning: Represents clients in connection with global structure planning and business transactions from a tax perspective. Clients include both U.S. and foreign based multinational businesses.