BKD Announces New National Energy and Natural Resources Tax Leader

Rob Opitz

Springfield, Mo.-based BKD LLP (FY19 net revenue of $662.9 million) announces the promotion of partner Rob Opitz to national tax leader for the energy and natural resources (ENR) practice.

“Rob has been instrumental in bringing together the Dallas/Fort Worth ENR tax team for the development of best practices, technical standardization and an overall go-to-market strategy and he has proven himself as a national leader,” says Brian Matlock, leader of BKD’s ENR practice.

With his promotion, Opitz can now expand his leadership to other key energy markets such as Houston, Oklahoma City, Denver and Pittsburgh, and BKD will offer tailored tax and consulting services to its energy clients nationwide. BKD created the role since the practice has grown significantly.

Opitz brings more than 25 years of experience serving clients in the oil and gas industry. He consults on tax planning and structuring for partnerships, S corporations and transactions. Before joining BKD in 2018, Rob served as MP and head of tax for a Fort Worth, Texas, firm.

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