Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, announced that prominent tax attorney Edward C. Osterberg, Jr. has joined the firm in Houston as a partner in the Tax Transactions & Consulting practice. Previously, he was a partner at Vinson & Elkins in Houston.

“With more than 30 years of experience, Ed is well-known in Houston for his impressive track record of handling a wide range of sophisticated international tax transactions for multinational companies, particularly for those in the energy industry,” said Jason Bazar, a co-leader of Mayer Brown’s global Tax Transactions & Consulting practice. “Ed’s unique skill set expands Mayer Brown’s position as a leading law firm in the international tax space while further diversifying the firm’s offerings in Houston and across our global platform.”

Mr. Osterberg focuses his practice on all areas of business income taxation, with emphasis on corporate and partnership taxation and international transactions. He has advised corporate and individual clients on the federal tax consequences of various transactions, including mergers and acquisitions; tax-free reorganizations; corporate spin-offs and other divestitures; partnerships; foreign operations, including cross-border joint ventures with non-US partners; and inbound investment into the United States by non-US investors. He has extensive experience representing energy companies across various sectors.

“Mayer Brown’s strong global platform and vast resources complement my extensive experience in providing energy-related tax transactions counsel to both domestic and international energy companies,” said Mr. Osterberg. “I look forward to contributing to the continued growth of the Houston office and working with my new colleagues around the world.”

Neil Wasserstrom, partner-in-charge of Mayer Brown’s Houston office, said Mr. Osterberg’s arrival continues the expansion of the office. “Ed’s arrival will further accelerate Mayer Brown’s positive momentum in Houston, where we have recently added top-tier partners including Shawn O’Brien in our Tax Controversy practice, Bill Heller, Harry Beaudry and Kirk Tucker in our Corporate & Securities practice and Bill Hart, Jr. in our Banking & Finance practice, all of whom have joined us from leading firms in Houston in the past year,” he said.

Mr. Osterberg received an LLM degree in Taxation from Southern Methodist University, a JD degree cum laude from the Northwestern University School of Law and a BA from Northwestern University.