H. James Howard  II - Gardere

H. James Howard II

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2012

James Howard represents domestic and international clients in sophisticated matters involving corporate tax, finance and securities, primarily in the energy and real estate sectors. He has extensive experience assisting clients with the tax and corporate issues related to structuring and planning for international investments and financings, and counsels companies with global operations seeking efficient ways to repatriate profits generated overseas. He has structured numerous partnerships and joint ventures, both in the U.S. and internationally.

James once served as outside general counsel for a global company advising on a wide range of issues, including numerous M&A transactions. He still works with many private equity-backed management teams, advising on tax and corporate matters. He has also represented real estate owners and developers in corporate and tax-related planning.

In the energy sector, James helps clients involved in the exploration and production, oilfield services and chemical sectors. He also advises tax-exempt entities, such as higher education institutions, charities and private clubs, in their operations.

Clients regard James as an experienced business advisor who knows tax. They value that his practical tax advice, synthesizing the complicated principles of tax law in a manner that allows them to make informed decisions.

Additional Information

  • Family's sale of interest in Gulf Winds International, Inc.
  • Representation of a parent company in the sale of its subsidiary, a Texas-based hydro excavation services company
  • Represented Rosewood Private Investments in its acquisition of MultiCam, Inc., a manufacturer of CNC machine-cutting tools and equipment
  • Represented Strait Lane Capital Partners in its acquisition of Boss Industries, a provider of vehicle-integrated compressors and generators utilizing power take-off rotary screw air technology
  • Represented Rosewood Private Investments in its acquisition of United 1 International Laboratories, a manufacturer of nutritional supplements and personal care products
  • Other Court Admissions
  • Texas State Courts (1995)
  • U.S. Tax Court (1995)
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas (1995)
  • Oklahoma State UniversityBA 1991South Texas College of LawJ.D. 1994

    Office Location

    Wells Fargo Plaza, Suite 2000
    1000 Louisiana Street
    Houston, TX 77002
    United States

    Practice Areas

    Tax Law

    Other Information

    Gender: Male