Gibson Dunn Adds Leading Tax Lawyer Greg Nelson in Houston

July 10, 2023

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Greg Nelson has joined the firm as a Senior Counsel.  Greg serves as a member of the firm’s Tax Practice Group.

“Greg’s deep tax experience, particularly in the energy industry, will be of immense value to our clients.  Greg has a reputation for true excellence and professionalism, and we are excited to welcome him to the team,” said Hillary Holmes, Co-Partner in Charge of Gibson Dunn’s Houston office.

“I have long admired Gibson Dunn’s premier tax platform, and I look forward to collaborating with my new colleagues in providing our clients the best results for their most significant transactions,” said Greg.

Greg concentrates his practice on federal income taxation, with particular emphasis on the tax issues that relate to corporations and partnerships in the energy sector.  He regularly counsels clients regarding tax issues related to private equity transactions and publicly traded partnerships.  He also works on the tax-efficient structuring of corporate mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, including taxable sales and tax-free reorganizations.

Greg received his law degree from the University of Virginia Law School.  He is admitted to practice in Texas, and before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the United States Court of Federal Claims and the United States Tax Court.

Before joining Gibson Dunn, Greg served as a partner in the tax department of an international law firm.

Greg’s arrival further builds on Gibson Dunn’s talent magnet effect in Houston, as demonstrated by recent additions, including M&A partner Rahul Vashi, private equity partners Michael Piazza and Jesse Myers, capital markets partner Cynthia Mabry, investment funds partner James Hays, bankruptcy partner Chad Nichols, and litigation partner Gregg Costa.