HOUSTON, May 9, 2013 -- In a move designed to enhance the tax and corporate practices at Baker Botts L.L.P., two major lateral hires were announced by firm management today -- international tax lawyer Don J. Lonczak and capital markets lawyer Bonnie A. Barsamian.

Lonczak will be based in the firm's Washington and New York offices while Barsamian will be based in its New York office. This is the third lateral hire announced by Baker Botts this week: Jay Ryan, an electric power lawyer joined the firm in its Washington office on Monday.

Lonczak has a broad-based, transaction-oriented practice that includes structuring and negotiating the tax aspects of domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate spin-offs, as well as of public and private financings and derivatives financial products. He has substantial experience counseling clients on tax matters associated with cross border transactions. The complete news release announcing Lonczak's joining Baker Botts is available here.

Barsamian’s background crosses a range of industries, including REITs, financial and specialty finance services, media and entertainment and industrial/consumer products. She represents issuers and underwriters in the full range of public and private securities offerings and other corporate finance transactions including IPOs, secondary offerings, rights offerings, convertible high-yield and other debt offerings. The complete news release announcing Barsamian’s joining Baker Botts is available here.

About Baker Botts L.L.P.

Baker Botts is an international law firm of approximately 700 lawyers practicing throughout a network of 14 offices around the globe. Based on our experience and knowledge of our clients’ industries, we are recognized as a leading firm in the energy, technology and life sciences sectors. Throughout our 173-year history, we have provided creative and effective legal solutions for our clients while demonstrating an unrelenting commitment to excellence. For more information, please visit www.bakerbotts.com.