Keri D. Brown

Keri D. Brown

Baker Botts LLP, Partner

Houston, Texas

"Keri Brown is building an excellent reputation in this market for her work on complex private wealth matters. 'She's absolutely brilliant,' says one source, and another says Brown is 'outstanding - she really has the skills for this work.'" Chambers High Net Worth 2021 A trusted advisor to some of the nation's most prominent individuals, Keri Brown assists her clients on complex federal estate, gift and income tax litigation and controversy matters, including disputes and litigation with the Department of Justice and the Internal Revenue Service. She counsels high net worth individuals and families in a variety of courts, including in the United States Tax Court, United States District Courts and United States Courts of Appeals. She represents taxpayers in federal tax audits and administrative appeals, and represents fiduciaries and beneficiaries of trusts and estates in state courts with respect to administration and fiduciary duty issues. She also assists businesses and individuals in preparing for and navigating the litigation process in tax matters. In 2021, Keri was recognized as a "Woman Who Means Business" by the Houston Business Journal for her significant business accomplishments, as well as her commitment to community service. As firmwide Partner-in-Charge of Corporate Social Responsibility, Keri advances the firm's commitment to its communities by allocating the firm's people and financial resources to support communities, overseeing corporate citizenship, managing the firm's pro bono efforts, and aligning the firm's Corporate Social Responsibility efforts with those of its clients. In 2020, Keri led a firmwide team of lawyers in creating a COVID-19 Community Resource Guide focused on the federal, state, and business response to the pandemic. Her work was featured in The American Lawyer, the Texas Lawbook, and The Houston Lawyer, and she was recognized by the Houston Chronicle as one of the "Heroes of the Front Line" in the battle against COVID-19. In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in 2017, Keri's pro bono efforts were featured in the Wall Street Journal, ABA Journal, Texas Bar Journal, Texas Lawyer, Houston Business Journal, and The Houston Lawyer. The State Bar of Texas honored Keri with its 2018 Pro Bono Coordinator Award.

Experience

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Connections

Nick Brown
NB
Nick Brown
Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Partner
University of Houston
Ryan Patrick
RP
Ryan Patrick
Haynes and Boone, LLP, Partner
South Texas College of Law
Nicole M. Hilburn
NH
Nicole M. Hilburn
Phelps Dunbar LLP, Associate
South Texas College of Law
Moustapha El-Hakam
ME
Moustapha El-Hakam
Susman Godfrey L.L.P., Staff Attorney
South Texas College of Law
Mark Symms
MS
Mark Symms
Fee Smith Sharp & Vitullo, LLP, Senior Counsel
South Texas College of Law