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Brian M. Russell
Brian M. Russell
Senior Associate — Tax
Senior Associate — Tax

Brian M. Russell

Brian M. Russell

Trammell Crow Center
2001 Ross Avenue
Suite 3900
Dallas, TX 75201

Brian M. Russell

Brian’s practice focuses on the federal income tax aspects of domestic and cross-border transactions. He has represented many of the firm’s clients in a variety of tax matters, including partnership transactions, mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, private and public securities offerings, real estate investment trusts (REITs), master limited partnerships (MLPs), joint ventures, spin-offs, financings, restructuring transactions in and out of bankruptcy, and foreign investments in the United States, including under the Foreign Investment Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA).


  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, J.D. magna cum laude, 2012 (Order of the Coif; Phi Delta Phi; SMU International Law Review)
  • Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., Taxation with distinction, 2014 (Thomas Bradbury Chetwood, S.J. Prize for ranking first in the Tax LL.M. program; Graduate Tax Scholar)
  • University of Oklahoma, B.B.A., Accounting, 2009
  • D Magazine, “Best Lawyers Under 40,” 2020
  • Member: American Bar Association, Dallas Bar Association, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Texas
  • “Tax Considerations on the Acquisition and Disposition of Midstream and Upstream Assets: Avoid the Big Traps,” American Institute of Certified Public Accountants AICPA Oil & Gas Conference, November 11, 2019 (panelist)
  • “The New Era of Partnerships As Taxpayers,” American Investment Council, September 28, 2017, (co-author)
  • “7-Eleven Asset Acquisition,” Corporate Counsel Magazine, July 2017 (co-author)