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Gary R. Huffman

Gary R. Huffman Partner, Tax

Gary’s practice focuses on domestic and international tax planning, with a particular emphasis on partnerships, financial products, and natural resources. For more than 25 years, Gary has advised major multinationals, including some of the world’s largest banks, and oil and gas exploration and production companies, on both “inbound” and “outbound” transactions. He adds to the firm's depth of experience in oil and gas taxation, as well as in the structuring of, and raising capital for, master limited partnerships (MLPs). Gary also has led major corporate acquisitions, dispositions, and spin-off transactions, and has structured countless strategic alliances and joint ventures, both domestic and international.

Gary co-authored the treatise Federal Taxation of Partnerships and Partners, (Warren, Gorham & Lamont, 4th edition, copyright 2007). He is an adjunct professor in the Georgetown University Graduate Tax Program, where he has taught advanced partnership taxation for over a decade. A frequent lecturer on complex tax partnership issues, Gary is a regular speaker with the Practicing Law Institute, and has addressed audiences at the National Institute of Tax Professionals, the Tax Executives Institute, the Texas Federal Tax Institute, and the Southern Federal Tax Institute.

Experience Highlights

  • International Paper Co. in the transfer of its $1.8 billion North American consumer packaging business to a joint venture with Graphic Packaging Corp. 
  • Anadarko Petroleum Corporation in its issuance of $460 million of Tangible Equity Units
  • Sunoco Logistics Partners LP in its $20 billion merger with Energy Transfer Partners in a unit-for-unit transaction
  • Occidental Petroleum Corporation in the spin-off of its California oil and gas business into an independent and separately traded company, California Resources Corporation
  • Marathon Oil Corporation in the spin-off of midstream and refining assets into Marathon Petroleum Corporation
  • Special Tax Counsel to Hess Midstream Partners in its $391 million initial public offering
  • Western Gas Partners LP in its initial public offering of 7.5 million common units
  • Oil States International in the $2.6 billion spin-off of its accommodations business into Civeo Corporation
  • Energy XXI in its $2.3 billion acquisition of EPL Oil & Gas Inc., creating the largest publicly traded independent oil and gas producer on the Gulf of Mexico Shelf


Contact Details

Washington

T +1.202.639.6771
F +1.202.879.8892
ghuffman@velaw.com
2200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Suite 500 West
Washington, DC 20037
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Gary's Practices

  • The University of Texas at Austin School of Law, J.D., 1988 (Order of the Coif)
  • The University of Illinois, B.S., Accounting with high honors, 1985
  • Admitted to practice: District of Columbia; Texas; U.S. Tax Courts
  •  Legal 500 U.S., Domestic Tax, 2015; International Tax, 2014; Tax Controversy, 2013–2015; US Taxes - Non-Contentious, 2018
  • Legal 500 U.S., Tax Controversy, 2013–2015; International Tax, 2014; Domestic Tax, 2015
  • Chambers USA, Tax (District of Columbia), 2015 and 2018