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Andrew Botts advises clients on the tax, finance, and structuring aspects of domestic and cross-border business transactions. He handles matters related to real estate, mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, buyouts, debt and equity restructurings, joint ventures, private equity, private investment fund formation, and venture capital.

Andrew focuses his tax practice on U.S. domestic and cross-border tax issues involving real estate and REIT taxation, M&A, spin-offs, joint ventures, corporate and partnership taxation, and private investment funds. He also advises on general tax planning for preservation and utilization of tax attributes.

Andrew’s practice includes the representation of a wide variety of U.S. and international investors, institutional owners, real estate investment trusts (REITs), private equity funds, developers, managers, banks, and major corporations.

Capabilities

Tax

Experience

  • Advised and spearheaded complex and challenging transactions range in size from $1 million to more than $1 billion, among other things:
  • Represented an international REIT in a joint venture for a $78 million leveraged acquisition.°
  • Represented a publicly traded financial corporation in a $35 million loan to a private equity investment firm for a leveraged recapitalization.°
  • Represented a private equity sponsor with a $3 million tax-free recapitalization for growth in connection with an acquisition by the borrower.°
  • Represented a bank in a $50 million syndicated multiple tranche credit facility secured by multistate real property.°
  • Represented a private equity sponsor regarding a $90 million mixed-use development, including obtaining $25 million in tax incentives.°
  • Represented a private equity fund with $200 million of capital commitments in connection with acquisitions, financing, and managing its portfolio investments in the United States and internationally.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Botts prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Super Lawyers Magazine, Texas Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," 2022
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
    • Member, Business Law Section
    • Member, Bankruptcy Law Section
    • Member, Real Estate, Probate & Trust Section
    • Member, Tax Section
  • Member, American Bar Association
    • Member, Partnerships & LLCs Committee
    • Member, Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee
    • Member, International Investment in Real Estate Committee
    • Member, Mergers and Acquisitions Committee
    • Member, Real Estate Investment Trusts Committee
    • Member, Tax-Exempt Financing Committee
    • Member, Commercial Finance Committee
    • Member, Corporate Tax Committee
    • Member, Committee on Foreign Activities of U.S. Taxpayers
    • Member, Transfer Pricing Committee
    • Member, U.S. Activities of Foreigners and Tax Treaties Committee
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
    • Member, Tax Section
    • Member, Securities Section
    • Member, Mergers & Acquisitions Section
    • Member, Real Property Section
    • Member, Headnotes Publications Committee
  • Member, Association for Corporate Growth
  • Member, American Investment Council
  • Member, NAIOP
  • Member, The Real Estate Council
  • Fundraising Volunteer, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • Fundraising Volunteer, American Cancer Society

Credentials

Education
  • LL.M., Taxation, cum laude, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2013
  • J.D., St. Thomas University School of Law, 2012
  • B.G.S., Louisiana State University, 2006
Admissions
  • Texas
  • U.S. Tax Court