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About Dean

Dean Hinderliter has over 30 years of experience in complex tax analysis and planning. He advises clients on private equity, mergers and acquisitions, and other transactions across a range of industries, including energy.

Dean has extensive experience advising on the tax aspects of private equity funds and their investments, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, public offerings, tax-free reorganizations, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures and S corporations. He also provides tax advice for partnerships, private equity funds, hedge funds, and limited liability companies related to ongoing operations, acquisitions, restructurings, financings, unwinds and incorporations.

His transaction planning practice includes special knowledge in the taxation of natural resources, partnership and corporate transactions involving the petroleum industry, and the formation and operation of private equity funds and their portfolio companies.



New York University School of Law,
LL.M., Taxation
first in class
University of Oklahoma College of Law,
highest honors
Drury College,
magna cum laude

Bar Admissions



State Bar of Texas, Section of Taxation
Dallas Bar Association




BL Rankings
Best Lawyers
Tax Law, 2018 – 2024
The Legal 500 United States
Tax: International Tax, 2017 – 2020; Tax: US Taxes – Non-Contentious, 2017 – 2020
D Magazine Partners, Inc.
D Magazine
Best Lawyers in Dallas, Tax: General, 2018, 2024
Thomson Reuters
Texas Super Lawyers
2003 - 2007
New York University School of Law
Rudick Memorial Award for Distinction
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Oklahoma Law Review
Note Editor