(DALLAS) August 1, 2016 – Locke Lord announced today that veteran tax lawyer Andrew Betaque has rejoined the Firm as a Partner in the Dallas office. With extensive experience working on a wide range of tax matters for both publicly traded and private companies across the globe, Betaque will help expand the Firm’s highly-regarded global Tax Department.
“I have known Andrew for a long time and appreciate his reputation as a seasoned lawyer with a deep understanding of the complex tax issues our clients face,” said Mitch Tiras, Co-Chair of the Firm's Tax Department. “Andrew’s practical approach and valuable tax experience will prove essential as we continue strengthening our corporate and international tax capabilities.”
Betaque was with Locke Lord from 2002-2014, and then was a Principal in the Transaction Tax Group at Ernst & Young.
“Returning to Locke Lord is a tremendous opportunity,” Betaque said. “I am both pleased and excited to be working once again with such talented people across the Firm whom I respect and admire. The prospects for further expansion of an already robust tax practice are strong and I’m eager to be a part of the team leading the effort.”
Betaque’s practice focuses on corporate and partnership taxation of domestic and in-bound, out-bound and other cross border transactions. He has extensive experience with the tax structuring of corporate mergers, acquisitions, tax-free reorganizations and spin-offs, as well as partnership formations, mergers and restructurings.
“We are all excited to have Andrew back with us in Dallas—not just as a Partner but also as a friend,” said Vicky Gunning, Managing Partner of Locke Lord’s Dallas office. “He is a proven tax lawyer who earns high praise for his tax and leadership skills, and is an outstanding addition to the Firm who will complement the Dallas office.”
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