Kai R. Kramer is a member of the Tax Practice Group in the Firm's Houston office. Prior to joining Baker & McKenzie LLP, Mr. Kramer was a tax associate at another international law firm in Washington, DC where he handled tax matters related to a broad mixture of domestic and cross-border transactions across the energy, financial institution (including banks and insurance companies), pharmaceutical, and high-tech industries. Mr. Kramer primarily advises US and multinational companies on domestic and international transactions and tax disputes. He has a broad range of experience in US federal income tax law, with an emphasis on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, international tax planning, restructurings (corporate and partnership), spin-offs, joint ventures, and tax controversies. Mr. Kramer also has significant experience in representing US and non-US issuers and underwriters with respect to tax matters related to debt and equity offerings.