UHLC Professor Wright '93 to be honored for excellence in oil and gas tax law

University of Houston Law Center Professor of Practice Denney Wright '93

Nov. 10, 2017 — University of Houston Law Center Professor of Practice Denney Wright '93 will be the recipient of the Parker C. Fielder Award, in recognition of outstanding service and achievement in oil and gas taxation, next week at the 14th Biennial Parker Fielder Oil and Gas Tax Conference in Houston.

He is also chairing a panel discussion, titled "Oil and Gas Investment Vehicles Revisited" in light of price/profitability issues and/or tax reform issues of the day. Panel members include representatives from the law firm Willkie Farr and Gallagher LLP, accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers and the IRS.

Wright served on the planning committee for the biennial oil and gas tax conference hosted by the University of Texas School of Law and the Office of the Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service.  Expected attendees include professionals with the IRS and Treasury, industry, legal and accounting personnel who work on oil and gas tax matters.

On Nov. 13, Wright is scheduled to provide an overview and critical analysis on H.R.1 and its impact on oil and gas tax issues and investment at the Austin Society of CPAs Annual Tax Conference. H.R.1, also known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on Nov. 2.

Wright formerly worked as a senior tax counsel for ExxonMobil Corporation, specializing in oil and gas tax law. He teaches Oil & Gas Tax and International Petroleum Transactions at the Law Center.

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