Rodney W. Read

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Rodney Read is a partner in the Tax Practice Group of Baker McKenzie's Houston office.

Practice Focus

Mr. Read’s practice focuses on wealth management, pre-immigration planning, international estate planning and international tax. He regularly assists clients with the structuring and administration of trusts, the formation of tax efficient structures for investment in the United States, US tax issues of beneficiaries, negotiation and establishment of Insurance Dedicated Funds, and expatriation from the US with advice regarding the US exit tax. He also guides clients through the US Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Programs, assists with regularizing US tax and reporting obligations, and advises financial institutions, trust companies, multi-national companies and insurance companies regarding FATCA compliance.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Texas Bar Association - Member


  • Texas~United States (2008)


  • New York University School of Law (LL.M.) (2009)
  • University of Houston Law Center (J.D.) (2008)
  • Lamar University (B.B.A.) (2001)


  • English

Previous Offices

  • Zurich


  • Presenter, "Passthroughs," 42nd Annual North American Tax Conference Wealth Management Training, San Diego, California, 30 January 2020

  • Presenter, "Opportunity Knocking: Structuring US Real Estate Investments; Coming to America: Pre-Immigration Planning; Planning for Mexican Families; and Dynamic Philanthropy," 20th Annual International Tax and Trust Training Program, New York, USA, 24 September 2019

  • Presenter, "Transfers of Wealth to US Persons, Primer on CFCs and PFICs and How they Apply to LatAm Clients," 20th Annual International Tax and Trust Training Program, Miami, Florida 26 September 2019

  • Presenter, "U.S. International Tax Compliance," Bloomberg BNA Introduction to U.S. International Tax Dallas, 16 May 2016

  • Presenter, "Basis Planning for Intergenerational Wealth Transfers," International Financial Services New York Business Briefing, 26 April 2016