Tiras, Mitch

Mitch Tiras


Partner

 

Overview

Mitch Tiras is a member of the Firm's Executive Committee and serves as Co-Chair of the Firm's Tax Department. Mitch's practice includes the organization, structuring and capitalization of limited liability companies, partnerships and corporations for public and private entities, from both a transactional and tax perspective. He also has extensive experience in the structuring, organization, and capitalization of private equity funds on behalf of sponsors and investors. He works with clients on the acquisition and sales of equity interests and assets to maximize the tax and related benefits for such transactions. Named to The Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA for Tax Law, Mitch is a frequent speaker for CLE and CPE on various tax and business planning topics.

Representative Experience

  • Represented WildHorse Resource Development Corporation in the acquisition of approximately 111,000 net acres and associated production from Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and affiliates of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co L.P. for aggregate consideration of $625 million. Named Oil and Gas Deal of the Year (<$1B) by the Association for Corporate Growth Houston
  • Representation of various joint venture arrangements between exploration and midstream companies
  • Representation of sponsor of investment fund for energy investment partnership for commitments in excess of $1 billion
  • Representation of private equity firm for over $1 billion investment in project finance project for midstream venture
  • Representation of investor for equity investment of $500 million in exploration and production partnership
  • Representation of investor in $100 million equity investment in company focusing in manufacturing and marketing of biodiesel fuel and biodiesel plant construction, including numerous follow-on equity investments
  • Representation of investor in equity investment of $300 million into existing offshore property company
  • Representation of investors in numerous other equity investments in various energy companies ranging from $50 million to $1 billion
  • Representation of numerous portfolio companies and management groups in equity raising transactions ranging from $3 million to $500 million
  • Representation of numerous portfolios companies in asset and equity sales ranging from $10 million to $3 billion
  • Representation of private equity firms for restructuring of existing portfolio companies, including corporate and tax analysis of transactions
  • Representation of numerous master limited partnerships for acquisitions, equity and debt offerings, joint ventures, tax opinions for qualified income, "drop down" transactions and conflict committee representation
  • Representation of pension fund in negotiation of various investments in private equity funds

Professional Affiliations and Recognitions

  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Board Member and Former Chair, Tax Section, Houston Bar Association
  • Former Chair, Partnership and Real Estate Tax Committee, State Bar of Texas
  • Named, Chambers USA for Tax-Texas (2017-2019)
  • Named, The Best Lawyers in America, Tax Law (2006-present)
  • Named, Texas Rising Star, Super Lawyer
  • Member, State Bar of Texas

Community Leadership

  • Board Member, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation