James Chenoweth is a partner in the firm’s Tax, Private Equity and Energy and Infrastructure groups. He has spent 16 years analyzing tax aspects of many transactions, especially involving partnerships, UP-Cs, and private equity.
Mr. Chenoweth advises companies, private equity funds, boards of directors and special committees of public companies on federal income tax structuring and consequences of all kinds of M&A activities and general tax planning. Mr. Chenoweth’s private equity clients and counterparties have included ArcLight, Charlesbank, EnCap Flatrock, EnerVest, GIP, KKR, Spur Energy Partners, TPG and certain real estate private equity groups. Mr. Chenoweth’s corporate clients have included Celanese, Concho, Klutch Sports Group, Brown-Forman, and Guggenheim Partners. Mr. Chenoweth has also advised boards, special committees and financial advisors in conflict transactions, mergers and MLP simplifications.
Chambers USA ranked Mr. Chenoweth in Texas Tax band 3, noting he “is knowledgeable, personable and cares about the client,” “does a good job of simplifying the discussion” (2021), “has a practical business mind and gives practical tax advice” (2020), is “very intelligent, very energetic and a good advocate for tax,” as well as “very knowledgeable in partnership and M&A matters, and very responsive” (2019) and having “extraordinary technical knowledge” and “incredibly attentive client service” (2018). Texas Super Lawyer – Rising Stars also ranks him for Tax (2014-2019), and he has frequently presented at Practising Law Institute on partnership tax matters (New York, Chicago, and San Francisco).
Mr. Chenoweth earned his J.D. in 2004 and LL.M. in taxation in 2005 from New York University School of Law. He graduated in 2001 with Honors from The University of Texas at Austin, where he earned Phi Beta Kappa and a B.A. in government.
New York University - 2005 Master of Laws (LL.M.)
New York University - 2004 Juris Doctor
University of Texas - 2001 Bachelor of Arts