Recent Publications

IRS Suspends MLP Qualifying Income Private Letter Rulings

The Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) has temporarily suspended the issuance of private letter rulings on master limited partnership (“MLP”) “qualifying income” under Internal Revenue Code Section 7704(d) during the pendency of an internal committee review of existing rulings in that area. >>



Anna Blair

Associate

Dallas


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Areas of Practice

Education

  • LL.M., Taxation, New York University School of Law, 2011
  • J.D., University of Texas at Austin School of Law, 2010, with honors, Student Notes Editor, Texas International Law Journal
  • B.A., Business Management Economics, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2007, with honors

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2010

Judicial Clerkships

Law Intern to the Honorable Guy Herman, Judge for Travis County Probate Court No. 1, Austin, Texas, June-July 2008
Anna Blair

Anna Blair is an associate in the Business Planning and Tax Practice Group in the Fort Worth office of Haynes and Boone, LLP. She has experience working with partnerships, limited liability companies, private and publicly held corporations, and individual investors.

Anna has assisted clients with various matters, including the following:

  • Formation, operation and dissolution of closely held corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies.
  • Federal income tax matters for various business entities, including advising on tax aspects of taxable and tax-free mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations and dispositions.
  • State and local tax matters for various business entities and individuals.
  • Oil and gas taxation.
  • Restructuring corporate and non-corporate debtors.
  • Matters involving hedge funds and other investment funds.
  • Formation of compliant healthcare structures for physicians and chiropractors, including non-profit health organizations (formerly known as "5.01(a) organizations") and accountable care organizations.

Recent Publications

  • "The Sun is Setting: Is It Time to Sell the Company?" co-author with Brandon Jones and Kenneth Bezozo, April 17, 2012.

Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association

Selected Representative Experience


Walls Holding Company, Inc. Sale Transaction
Represented Williamson-Dickie Holding Company in its acquisition of Walls Holding Company, Inc., a market-leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of branded workwear, hunting and outdoor apparel.

Goodman Networks Incorporated Acquisition of Multiband Corporation
Represented Goodman Networks Incorporated in its acquisition of Multiband Corporation, a Minneapolis, Minnesota-based, publicly traded company.

Acquisition of Oregon Armored Service, Inc.
Represented public company in acquisition of 100 percent of the capital stock of Oregon Armored Service, Inc., a privately-held armored service business, including environmental review, negotiation of commercial leases, and post-closing corporate reorganization.

Acquisition of Privately Held Mortuary Business
Represented public company in acquisition of assets and related real property from a privately-held mortuary business, including environmental review and negotiation of employment and non-competition agreements with key personnel.

Acquisition of Assets and Related Real Property from CFH, Inc.
Represented public company in acquisition of assets and related real property from a privately-held mortuary business, including environmental review and negotiation of employment and non-competition agreements with key personnel.

Acquisition of Assets from Franklin and Downs Funeral Home, Inc.
Represented a public company in acquisition of assets from a privately-held mortuary business, including negotiation of mulitple commercial leases for real property used in connection with the business, environmental review, employment and noncompete agreements with key personnel.

Complex Sale of Assets
Represented an upstream oil field environmental services company in a complex sale of assets to a private equity firm involving senior and subordinate financing, earnout notes, retention of seller management, formation of related pass-through entities, and negotiation of a lease between a seller affiliated entity and the purchaser covering all operations of purchaser.

Online Publications

04/03/2014 - IRS Suspends MLP Qualifying Income Private Letter Rulings
The Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) has temporarily suspended the issuance of private letter rulings on master limited partnership (“MLP”) “qualifying income” under Internal Revenue Code Section 7704(d) during the pendency of an internal committee review of existing rulings in that area.

04/17/2012 - The Sun is Setting: Is it Time To Sell The Company?
You are the general counsel of a public company, and the company’s board has determined that it is in the best interests of the company’s stockholders to examine and explore all strategic alternatives to increase stockholder value, including a sale of the business.