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Wendy Trahan Salinas

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Salinas, Wendy Trahan

Wendy’s practice focuses on taxable finance. In her taxable finance practice, Wendy advises borrowers and lenders on the tax implications of domestic and cross-border financing transactions. She has represented both public and privately-held companies, including private equity funds, on transactions including bank credit facilities, mezzanine financings, derivatives, and project financings.

Representative Experience
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  • Served as tax counsel to private equity funds in connection with mezzanine financings
  • Served as tax counsel to private equity funds in connection with credit facilities for certain of its portfolio companies
  • Served as tax counsel to a private equity fund in connection with derivative financings
Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Education and Professional Background
  • University of Virginia, J.D., 2001 (Virginia Tax Review)
  • Baylor University, B.B.A. Accounting summa cum laude, 1998 (Beta Alpha Psi; Alpha Kappa Psi)
  • Admitted to practice: Texas, 2001
Professional Recognition
  • Texas Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2008
Activities and Affiliations
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  • Member: Tax Section, Houston Bar Association; Tax Section, State Bar of Texas; National Association of Bond Lawyers; Tax Section, American Bar Association
  • Chair: Tax-Exempt Finance Committee of the State Bar of Texas (2008)
  • Vice-Chair: Section 501(c)(3) Financing Subcommittee of the American Bar Association; Chair: “Qualified Tax-Exempt Obligation” Comment Project

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Wendy Trahan Salinas
Trammell Crow Center
2001 Ross Avenue
Suite 3700
Dallas, TX 75201-2975

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