Baker Botts

One Shell Plaza
910 Louisiana Street
Houston, TX 77002-4995
Phone: (713) 229-1234
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About the Firm

The history of Baker Botts LLP can be traced back to the 1840s where it played a major role in representing the flourishing brokers, railroad builders, and cotton merchants in the earlier days of Houston. The firm has steadily continued its trend of representing premier organizations and leaders while going beyond the international border. Baker Botts LLP is now a full-service firm with several offices in not only North America but also in China, Middle East, and Europe. Powered by 725 dynamic attorneys, the firm offers services in several sectors with special emphasis on technology, energy, and life sciences.
Established by Peter Gray in 1840, and then propelled by Judge James A. Baker and Colonel W.B. Botts when Gray left, Baker Botts LLP became nationally distinguished when it was presented with unique opportunities like the complex murder case of William Marsh Rice, the founder of Rice University. The discovery of oil close to Houston in 1901 also played an integral role in providing the firm with several oil companies as clients. Hence, Baker Botts LLP rapidly gained attention and built an impeccable reputation for providing quality legal services.
The wheels set in motion by its founding leaders are still moving and governing the current policies of the prestigious firm. From developing the city of Houston to providing significant advice to U.S. presidents, Baker Botts LLP is an energetic firm not afraid of embracing emerging technologies. The firm’s pro-bono work is substantial amounting to thousands of hours each year dealing with diverse issues such as family law, non-profit agency work, death penalty, and child custody cases, to name a few. The present partners of Baker Botts LLP include such dynamic personalities as Robert W. Jordan (former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia), Thomas R. Phillips (retired Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas), and C. Luckey McDowell who specializes in bankruptcy and corporate practice.

Firm Locations

Areas of Law

  • Air Quality
  • Alternative Energy
  • Antitrust & Competition Law
  • Appellate and Supreme Court Practice
  • Asset Management Transactions
  • Banking and Finance
  • Bankruptcy / Workouts
  • Business Methods and Systems
  • Capital Markets and Securities Offerings
  • Committee Representation
  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Compliance and Enforcement
  • Construction Litigation
  • Corporate Governance and Compliance Counseling
  • Corporate Investigations
  • Corporate Practice
  • Corporate Tax
  • Crisis Management
  • Cross Border Transactions
  • Downstream
  • Energy Litigation
  • Energy Regulatory
  • Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Contracts
  • Environmental Coalitions
  • Environmental Practice
  • Estate Tax
  • Financial Instruments
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Franchise and Distribution
  • Generation Skipping Transfer Tax
  • Gift Tax
  • Global Projects Practice
  • Global Security and Corporate Risk Counseling
  • Government Relations
  • Hedge Funds
  • Income Tax
  • Infrastructure
  • Institutional Investor Representation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Management
  • Intellectual Property Practice
  • International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
  • International Environmental Law
  • International Tax
  • International Trade
  • International Trade Commission Practice (ITC)
  • Internet & New Media
  • Joint Ventures
  • Labor & Employment
  • Leasing
  • Licensing and IP Transactions
  • Life Sciences Litigation
  • Life Sciences Practice
  • Litigation Practice
  • LNG Projects
  • Marital Property Issues
  • Master Limited Partnerships
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mining and Metals
  • Nanotechnology
  • Natural Resources
  • Oil and Gas
  • Outsourcing
  • Partnership Tax
  • Patents
  • Pipeline Projects
  • Power
  • Privacy Law
  • Private Clients
  • Private Equity Funds
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Project Development
  • Project Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Law Enforcement and Regulation
  • Securities Litigation
  • State and Local Tax
  • Strategic Permitting
  • Tax Controversy and Litigation
  • Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Telecommunications and Media Litigation
  • Toxic Tort and Environmental Litigation
  • Trademarks and Copyrights
  • Transportation
  • Trust and Estate Administration
  • Venture Capital & Emerging Companies
  • Waste and Remediation
  • Water Quality
  • White Collar Criminal Defense

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:Baker Botts LLP offers legal services in which practice areas?

A:Baker Botts LLP has attorneys that offers customized legal services in the following practice areas: dispute resolution, transactions, banking and finance law, consumer product law, energy law, environmental law, manufacturing law, real estate law, construction law, employee benefits law, technology and media law, tax law, executive compensation law, bankruptcy law, international trade law, telecommunications law, licensing and IP transactions law, leasing and joint ventures, and many more areas.

Q:Does Baker And Botts LLP offer pro bono services?

A:Yes, Baker and Botts LLP plays a major role in community development and social responsibility. The firm spends many hours each year indulged in pro bono services. Attorneys at this firm offer free legal services for cases in the following areas: adoption, civil rights, constitutional law, death penalty, family law issues, no profit agency work, contract advice, corporate tax counsel, and child custody cases.

Office Location

Baker Botts LLP

One Shell Plaza
910 Louisiana Street
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