Overview

Brandon Bloom is a tax attorney in Holland & Knight's Dallas office. He focuses on providing sophisticated tax planning for private equity fund formation and structuring, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), divestitures, restructurings, joint ventures and financing transactions.

Mr. Bloom advises private equity funds and their portfolio companies, hedge funds, family offices and public companies, as well as closely held private companies and partnerships. He represents clients in a variety of industries and has significant experience advising clients in the energy and real estate sectors.

Representative Experience

  • Advised fund sponsor in the formation of a $650 million real estate fund
  • Advised fund sponsor in the formation of a $1 billion upstream oil and gas fund
  • Advised fund sponsor in the formation of a $500 million midstream oil and gas fund
  • Advised fund sponsor in the formation of a $200 million oil and gas minerals fund
  • Advised fund sponsor in the formation of a $250 million private debt fund
  • Advised a family office in structuring and negotiating multiple private equity fund investments
  • Advised a tax-exempt private foundation in structuring and negotiating multiple private equity fund investments

  • Represented a private wealth management business in a $100 million sale to a public wealth management firm
  • Advised an oil and gas services business in a $200 million recapitalization and sale to a private equity fund
  • Advised a private waste collection company in a $150 million recapitalization and sale to a private equity fund
  • Advised a foreign company on a $300 million acquisition of a U.S. retail fuel station and travel center business
  • Advised a $1 billion oil and gas company in the corporate division of upstream and midstream businesses in a tax-free spin-off
  • Advised a residential construction supplies and home furnishings business in the corporate separation of business segments in a tax-free spin-off
  • Structured and negotiated a private equity fund portfolio company's $1 billion sale of a midstream oil and gas business to a master limited partnership (MLP)
  • Advised an industry-leading hydraulic fracking company on tax-efficient structure for initial public stock and debt offerings and the ultimate sale of the company for $3.5 billion

  • Advised a private oil and gas company in structuring a $150 million sale of working interests to qualify as a Section 1031 like-kind exchange
  • Advised private equity fund portfolio companies in the tax partnership structure of farmout and drillco transactions, as well as other wellbore interest acquisitions

  • Represented a Texas power generation and retail electric company in obtaining Internal Revenue Service (IRS) private letter rulings for tax-free corporate reorganization and a tax-free spin-off in connection with $40 billion bankruptcy restructuring
  • Advised a public upstream oil and gas company in structuring a $400 million bankruptcy restructuring
  • Advised private equity funds in portfolio company debt restructurings and roll-up transactions
  • Advised a bank lender in the tax-efficient, debt-for-equity bankruptcy restructuring of a borrower

Credentials

Education
  • University of Florida College of Law, LL.M.
  • University of Oklahoma College of Law, J.D.
  • Oklahoma Baptist University, B.P.A., cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Texas
Memberships
  • State Bar of Texas, Tax Section, Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Chair, 2013-2014; Vice Chair, 2011-2012
  • Watermark Community Development Corporation, Board of Directors, 2018-Present
  • Bryan's House, Board of Directors, 2013-2014
Honors & Awards
  • The Legal 500 USA, Tax: U.S. Taxes: Non-Contentious, 2019-2020
  • Rising Star, Texas Super Lawyers magazine, Tax, 2013-2015

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