John Bradford practices energy and natural resources taxation, finance, and corporate law at the state, federal, and international levels. He advises clients on the tax and business consequences of specific acquisitions, dispositions, financings, joint ventures, hedging activities, and day-to-day business operations.
In the international arena, John focuses on helping foreign investors design appropriate structures for investments in the U.S. This includes assisting in the structure of complex energy and natural resources joint ventures, asset acquisitions and dispositions, and structured financings.
He has represented clients before the Internal Revenue Service on audit, administrative appeal, and for private letter ruling requests. He also represents lenders in ad valorem tax disputes.
John’s articles have been published by The Journal of Taxation, the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Oil, Gas & Energy Quarterly, Oil and Gas Financial Journal, The University of Houston Business and Tax Law Journal, the University of North Texas Institute of Petroleum Accounting Petroleum Accounting and Financial Management Journal, and the KPMG Global Energy Institute.
John has been a guest lecturer on oil and gas taxation at Georgetown University School of Law and currently is Adjunct Professor at the University of Illinois College of Law, where he teaches a seminar class on Energy and Natural Resource Transactions.
- University of Houston Law Center, LL.M., 1991; Taxation
- University of Illinois College of Law, magna cum laude, 1980
- University of Illinois, B.S., Bronze Tablet, 1977
Bar Admissions : Texas, 1980
- State Bar of Texas, American Bar and Houston Bar Associations – Member, ABA Section of Taxation Partnerships Committee and ABA Business Law Section, Energy Business Committee
- Houston Energy Finance Group – Member
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