Vinson & Elkins promotes David Cole to partnership in Houston office

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Vinson & Elkins has announced the promotion of eight lawyers to its partnership, effective January 1, 2015. Only one tax partner is being elevated, David Cole in the Houston office.

David Cole handles tax aspects of domestic and international matters for corporations, partnerships and high net worth individuals. He represents clients in all phases of tax disputes, from audit to IRS appeals to litigation.

In his transactions practice, Cole has counseled foreign issuers in their initial public offerings of publicly-traded MLP interests. His clients span a number of industries, including oil and gas exploration and production, offshore drilling, private equity funds, domestic and foreign manufacturing, shipping, real estate and medical devices.

Cole has represented multinational corporations in developing and implementing transfer pricing strategies and disputing proposed transfer pricing adjustments in IRS appeals and U.S. Tax Court. His experience includes providing tax advice on Seadrill Partners’ $220 million IPO; Seadrill Partners’ $380 million second equity offering; and KNOT Offshore Partners’ $180 million IPO. Cole graduated from University of Texas School of Law in 2002 and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas in 1992.

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