Michael Rodgers is a Managing Associate in the Houston office who specializes in cross-border tax planning.

He has devised numerous tax-efficient structuring plans for a wide variety of public and private clients, including private equity funds and strategic buyers involved in both domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, spinoffs, restructurings and other transactions. Additionally, Michael has assisted both individual clients and businesses with “inbound” issues, relating to the tax consequences and best practices associated with foreign investment and business activities in the United States, as well as “outbound” issues, involving Americans investing or doing business abroad. Locally, Michael also serves many of Houston’s energy sector clients with various technical tax issues.
  • Prior to joining Orrick, Michael specialized in international tax as an associate in the Business Tax Group at McGuireWoods in Houston, having previously served as a Senior Associate in the Mergers and Acquisitions Tax group at the Houston office of KPMG.

    • Provided advice and analysis to Fortune 100 multinational oil and gas company in connection with proposed international tax legislation 
    • Provided tax planning and structuring advice for billion dollar private equity fund in connection with various acquisitions of portfolio companies throughout Europe and South America
    • Advised global high-tech conglomerate as to tax planning, withholding tax, and debt financing considerations as a means to facilitate internal corporate restructuring
    • Served as U.S. tax counsel to start-up Mexican company looking to expand operations into the United States in a tax-efficient manner
    • Assisted numerous U.S. individual taxpayers with issues related to expatriation tax, residency analyses, and foreign bank account reporting obligations
    • Served as U.S. tax counsel for U.S. citizens and small businesses investing in both Europe and Asia
    • Served as U.S. tax counsel for mid-sized foreign fund engaged in commodities trading in the United States
    • Provided international tax structuring advice and technical tax analysis to $200 billion global services fund engaged in tax equity investments involving renewable energy projects

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