Our Areas of Practice
From our origins as a tax firm, we've expanded our practice over 32 years to include a number of related areas of law.
Our firm is a recognized leader in tax litigation. We have litigated cases that are on the cutting edge of income tax law, including a number of leading cases involving tax shelter transactions. Taxation and tax controversy resolution are at the heart of our practice.
We provide comprehensive income tax planning for individuals and businesses. Our clients range from private individuals and small businesses to large publicly-owned corporations. We assist our clients both in complying with the requirements of tax law and in structuring business transactions to minimize income tax burdens.
Our estate planning attorneys advise and assist individual clients with their estate planning and business succession needs. We utilize a variety of techniques and legal devices, including traditional wills, trusts, and business organizations—such as partnerships, corporations, and limited liability companies—to achieve our clients’ comprehensive estate planning goals.
Our estate and gift tax litigators are recognized leaders in the administrative and judicial resolution of estate, gift, and generation-skipping tax controversies. We have successfully challenged the IRS on many vanguard issues in the tax area, including valuation of closely-held family entities and other illiquid family assets and the validity of various widely utilized estate planning techniques.
We are often called upon by members of the business community to undertake the defense of a broad range of governmental white collar criminal investigations and prosecutions. We have represented Fortune 100 companies and their executives, as well as individual entrepreneurs, in the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Western, and Eastern Districts of Texas and in numerous other federal district courts nationwide.
We offer a full range of commercial real estate services, including investments, financing, development, 1031 exchanges, leasing, purchasing, and sales. Our real estate attorneys represent a diverse group of clients – from large publicly traded New York Stock Exchange companies to small privately owned real estate investment groups.
We represent publicly and privately held businesses in connection with both specialized and routine corporate legal needs. Mergers, consolidations, reorganizations, recapitalizations, spin-offs, exchange offers, and sales, or acquisitions of assets or controlling blocks of stock form important aspects of our practice.
Our attorneys litigate both state and federal commercial disputes. We specialize in trying complex lawsuits and have extensive experience in a wide variety of commercial and business litigation. Our attorneys litigate a full range of disputes of this sort, including breach of contract, tortious interference, employment, securities, intellectual property, trade secret, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, alleged violations of deceptive trade practice acts, and the federal RICO statute.
Our state tax practice focuses on both planning and controversy work involving transfer taxes and income taxes imposed and enforced by state authorities. We focus primarily on Texas tax matters, but also provide clients with multi-state tax controversy and planning services.