John Porter is the Partner in Charge of the Houston office of the law firm of Baker Botts L.L.P. and a member of the firm’s Tax Department.
John handles federal gift, estate, and income tax litigation and controversy work. He is nationally recognized for his expertise in representing taxpayers before and against the IRS in estate and gift tax controversies, especially those involving hard-to-value assets. John has served as lead counsel for taxpayers in numerous cases in the United States Tax Court, the Court of Federal Claims, and Federal District Court and has represented taxpayers in many other federal tax audits and appeals. John also has a substantial practice in fiduciary litigation.