SNR Denton has expanded its international energy and tax practices in its Washington office with the addition of four attorneys, the firm announced this week.
Karl Hopkins, Shon Ramey and Sinan Pismisoglu join SNR’s international energy practice. The trio comes from Dewey & LeBoeuf’s Houston office. Hopkins joins as a partner, Ramey as counsel and Pismisoglu as a foreign legal specialist.
Hopkins advises clients on development, construction, start-up and operation of international energy projects. He advises clients like independent oil and gas produces and refining, pipeline, and oilfield services companies in 16 countries.
“A lot of my clients are governments or state-owned entities and there are the inevitable Washington issues,” Hopkins said in an interview. “When you add in the policy and security overlays on top of the energy practice, that is the core of what I do. It just makes sense to be here.”
Hopkins’ move to Washington reunites him with SNR energy partner Jonathan Cahn. Hopkins said the two practiced together at Baker & McKenzie.
On the tax side, Jeffrey Korenblatt joins SNR from DLA Piper as a partner. Korenblatt advises public and private multinational companies on cross-border transactions, post-merger rationalization and transfer pricing.