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Kevin Richards

Kevin Richards

EY

Houston, TX, USA


Kevin is the Co-Leader of the Joint Venture and Partnership Tax Services Group of Ernst & Young’s National Tax Department. He resides in Houston, Texas.  Kevin has an active transactional practice with particular focus on large structured transactions involving partnerships (both domestic and international). Throughout his career, Kevin’s practice has focused heavily on transactions in the natural resource area, applying partnership structures in large corporate acquisitions, dispositions, strategic alliances, cross-border financings and international joint ventures and restructurings. In addition, Kevin has been heavily involved in the development and implementation of master limited partnership (“MLP”) structures that have served as a very effective means for raising equity capital in the natural resource sector.

Prior to joining Ernst & Young in 1998, Kevin worked at Weil, Gotshal & Manges.  Kevin received his (i) B.S. in Finance., with honors, from the University of Utah College of Business, (ii) J.D., with honors, from University of Utah College of Law, and (iii) L.L.M. in Taxation from the University of Houston Law Center.  Kevin has also served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston Law Center.

Kevin has lectured and written frequently on partnership and related tax matters.

Kevin’s significant experience includes:

  • Advising major natural resource companies with respect to:
    • tax and cash efficient dispositions of natural resources;
    • asset-backed financings and MLP structures;
    • internal operations and corporate holdings; and
    • audit-related matters pertaining to the tax treatment of natural resource transactions.
  • Advising major oil and gas companies with respect to:
    • structuring production sharing (and other) arrangements in foreign jurisdictions;
    • the tax and cash efficient disposition and acquisition of domestic and foreign reserves;
    • the financing and construction (with joint venture partners) of deep sea drilling platforms;
    • cross-border financing arrangements in connection with the acquisition of reserves; and
    • other strategic alliances and arrangements relating to upstream and downstream activities.
  • Advising other foreign and domestic companies with respect to a variety of U.S. income tax issues.
Kevin Richards is associated with the following items:
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters Is There Alchemy When Debt Disappears in Partnership Contribution/Distribution Transactions? (PowerPoint slides) - The Corporate Tax Practice Series, Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Tiers of Partnerships and Corporations: Does the Chain’s Length Change the DNA? - The Partnership Tax Practice Series, Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Oil and Gas Industry - Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances 2017, Friday, June 09, 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Everyone Out of the Pool! (and into the Tax Partnership) (PowerPoint slides) - Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances 2017, Friday, June 09, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Oil and Gas Industry - Oil and Gas Industry, Friday, June 09, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Oil and Gas Industry - Oil and Gas Industry, Friday, June 09, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Oil and Gas Industry - Oil and Gas Industry, Friday, June 09, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances 2017, Saturday, June 24, 2017, San Francisco, CA
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances 2018, Tuesday, May 01, 2018, Chicago, IL
Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances 2018, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, New York, NY
Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances 2018, Monday, June 04, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances 2018, Monday, June 04, 2018, San Francisco, CA
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