Edward C. Osterberg Jr.: Lawyer with Mayer Brown LLP

Edward C. Osterberg Jr.

Houston,  TX  U.S.A.
Phone713 238 2666

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Practice Areas

  • Tax
  • Tax Transactions & Consulting
  • Tax Controversy
  • Energy
  • Services
  • Energy Taxation
Contact InfoTelephone: 713 238 2666
Fax: 713 238 4656
University Northwestern University, B.A.
Law SchoolNorthwestern University School of Law, J.D., cum laude; Southern Methodist University, LL.M., Taxation
Admitted1966, Texas; Illinois

•President-Elect/Executive Committee: International Fiscal Association USA Branch
•fellow: American College of Tax Counsel
•Adjunct Professor, University of Houston Law Center
•Advisory Board and Contributing Editor: International Tax Journal
•Member: Section of Taxation, American, Texas, and Houston Bar Associations
•United States Reporter: International Fiscal Association's Congresses in Sydney, Australia on taxation of the extractive industries, and in Barcelona, Spain on confidentiality in tax matters
•Former Chair: Committee on U.S. Activities of Foreigners and Tax Treaties, Section of Taxation, American Bar Association; International Tax Committee, State Bar of Texas
•Former President: International Tax Forum of Houston
•Former President: Section of Taxation, Houston Bar Association
•Founder: State Bar of Texas International Tax Institute, Dallas, Texas
•Trustee: The Houston Symphony
•Former Director: Chapelwood United Methodist Church


Ed Osterberg impresses the legal market with his grasp that goes beyond the technicalities of the matter, especially in international tax law, where he is extremely impressive, and in M&A, where he is a leading transactional lawyer.

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Ed Osterberg is a Tax Transactions & Consulting partner in Mayer Brown's Houston office. His extensive experience includes all areas of business income taxation, with emphasis on corporate and partnership taxation and international transactions.

Ed has advised corporate and individual clients on the federal tax consequences of various transactions, including 1031 exchanges, mergers and acquisitions; tax-free reorganizations; corporate spin-offs and other divestitures; partnerships; foreign operations, including cross-border joint ventures with non-US partners; and inbound investment into the United States by non-US investors.

Mayer Brown was recently named Tax Controversy Team of the Year in the Legal 500 United States Awards 2014. Mayer Brown is 'among the best' and fields a large team...dedicated exclusively to tax controversy and transfer pricing, said Legal 500 and its sources in the 2014 US edition. The firm's extensive experience spans the full gamut of controversy work, from administrative appeals to litigation in the trial court and at appellate court level.


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Edward C. Osterberg Jr.

700 Louisiana Street, Suite 3400
HoustonTX 77002-2730


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