John T. Bradford

Adjunct Professor


John Bradford practices energy and natural resources taxation at the state, federal, and international levels. His practice involves advising clients on the tax consequences of their acquisitions, dispositions, hedging activities, and day-to-day
business operations. He has represented clients before the Internal Revenue Service on audit, administrative appeal, and for private letter ruling requests.

He has extensive experience in the energy and natural resources industry, having practiced for more than 18 years as a tax lawyer for Exxon Corporation (now Exxon Mobil Corporation), having worked in energy and natural resource investment banking at JP Morgan Securities, and having most recently advised clients as a principal in KPMG LLP’s Washington National Tax practice.


LLM University of Houston Law Center
BS, JD University of Illinois



Energy and Natural Resource Taxation and Finance

Selected Publications

Tax Efficient “Cash and Carry” Transactions: A Retail Concept Finds Its Way Into the Oil Patch, Oil and Gas Financial Journal, February 2010

Damn the Torpedoes: Continuing to Finance U.S. Oil and Gas Operations in Tumultuous Times, 55th Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Institute, 2009 (with J. Mosley)

Oil and Gas Mezzanine Finance Transactions: Don’t Get Tripped Up by the Equity Kicker, Oil, Gas & Energy Quarterly (vol. 57, no. 3 March 2009) (with P. Kunkel)

The AMT Depletion Preference and the Tax Court: The Decline of Mineral Tax Erudition, The Journal of Taxation (vol.109, no. 6 Dec. 2008) (with R. Swiech