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, "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


Author, "IRS Issues Proposed Regulations Regarding the "Consistent Basis Reporting Rules" for Property Acquired by a Decedent," Baker McKenzie Client Alert, March 2016

Author, "Automatic Exchange: OECD CRS Implementation," Journal of International Taxation, January 2016

Author, "IRS Issues Proposed Regulations Addressing Taxation of US Citizens or Residents Receiving Gifts or Bequests from Expatriates," Baker McKenzie Client Alert, October 2015

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