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  • June 20, 2018

  • May 29, 2018

  • May 22, 2018

    • Congratulations to four Meadows Collier attorneys named 2018 Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine.
  • April 27, 2018

    • Josh Ungerman was quoted in the Bloomberg Law 81 DTR (BNA) 12 article, “Pharma CEO ‘Reckless’ in Not Disclosing Swiss Account: Government.” Please click here to read the article.
  • April 25, 2018

    • Congratulations to the following partners for being named to Best Lawyers in Dallas for 2018 by D Magazine. Joel Crouch- Tax: Litigation, Chuck Meadows- Criminal Defense: White Collar, Charles Pulman- Tax: General and Josh Ungerman- Tax: Litigation. We are proud to honor these firm partners for their recognition as top lawyers in Dallas, as chosen by their peers.
  • April 23, 2018

    • Josh Ungerman was quoted in the April 23, 2018 TaxNotes article, TNT 78-4, "Group Still Pushing to Move CI to Treasury." Click here to read the article.
  • April 13. 2018

    • We are very proud of our Cristo Rey students and enjoyed their presentation to the firm today. Thank you for all of your hard work and contributions to the firm, as well as the positive and professional presence you bring to our office!
  • March 7, 2018

    • Meadows Collier is proud to be the Major Sponsor for the Communities Foundation of Texas' Professional Seminar featuring Christopher Hoyt on Thursday, May 10, 2018. Christopher Hoyt is a Professor of Law at the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Law where he teaches courses in the area of federal income taxation and business organizations. Click here for more information on  the seminar and to register.
  • March 6, 2018

    • Meadows Collier is proud to welcome the following three attorneys to the firm:

      Jeffrey M. Glassman
      , J.D., LL.M. has joined the firm as an associate attorney practicing in the areas of Income Tax Litigation, Estate and Gift Tax Litigation, and White Collar and Government Regulatory Litigation. He represents individuals and businesses in all stages of tax disputes, including examinations with the IRS, administrative appeals, voluntary disclosures, and litigation. Mr. Glassman has significant experience advising clients on strategic and procedural considerations in U.S. Tax Court and other federal courts. He also concentrates on resolving white collar and governmental investigations. Prior to joining Meadows Collier, Mr. Glassman was an associate with an international law firm. He also worked as a senior consultant at an international accounting firm. He served three years as a Law Clerk to The Honorable Maurice B. Foley in the United States Tax Court in Washington, D.C. He received his LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center and his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School. He attended the University of Florida, Warrington College of Business and received his B.S. in Finance. He has published articles for legal publications and has spoken at both American Bar and Federal Bar Association events. Mr. Glassman can be reached at (214)744-3700 or by email at

      Laura L. Stapleton, J.D., LL.M., CPA joins the firm as Senior Counsel practicing in the areas of tax planning, real estate, corporate, and estate planning and probate. Her tax planning practice includes federal, state, and international tax planning for businesses and individuals seeking to minimize tax obligations while accomplishing objectives. Her real estate practice includes representing clients in the purchase and disposition of improved or unimproved property, development of property, structuring ownership entities, tax-free and like-kind exchanges, and negotiation of all types of loans. Ms. Stapleton's corporate practice involves representing clients in the acquisition and disposition of businesses, mergers, and business entity planning including partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations. She represents issuers and broker/dealers in matters relating to state and federal securities regulation, including the preparation of private placement memoranda and other offering documents. She drafts estate plans to accomplish client objectives as to the disposition of estates. She also represents executors in probate administration and the settlements of estates. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Stapleton has practiced law in Texas for over twenty years. You can reach her by phone at (214)744-3700 or email at

      Jason A. Hendrix, J.D., LL.M. joins the firm as an associate practicing in the State Tax Litigation and Planning practice area. He also practices law in the areas of Income Tax Litigation, Income Tax and Business Planning, Commercial Litigation and Corporate. State Tax Litigation is focused on taxpayer representation in disputes with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. He has successfully represented taxpayers during audits and at administrative hearings through the State Office of Administrative Hearings. His Commercial Litigation practice involves representing individuals and entities in both state and federal court in a variety of controversies including complex business disputes, securities, and health care, among others. His practice also includes both domestic and international Income Tax and Business planning. He represents individuals, estates, partnerships and closely-held businesses, and large corporations in all tax disputes, including IRS examinations and administrative appeals. Prior to joining the firm, he was an associate with another Texas law firm. Mr. Hendrix received his LL.M. in Taxation from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law and his J.D., with honors, from The University of Texas School of Law. He received his B.B.A. in Accounting, magna cum laude, from Texas A&M University. Mr. Hendrix can be reached by phone at (214)744-3700 or by email at
  • February 1, 2018

    • Congratulations to Aaron Borden for his election to the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA) 2018-2019 Board of Directors. Mr. Borden will begin serving his term in June 2018 as one of the Dallas CPA Society representatives on the TSCPA board.
  • January 31, 2018

  • January 29, 2018

    • We are very proud of our firm members Joel Crouch, Paul Budd, Daniel Boysen and Shannon Sanders who participated in the 10th Annual Big D Climb Saturday, Jan. 27. 2018 at Bank of America in downtown Dallas. The Leukemia & Lymphoma (LLS) Society's 10th Annual Big D Climb is the largest and tallest stair climb in not only North Texas but also the southwest region! The society’s goal was to have more than 2,500 participants racing up 70 stories of Bank of America Plaza’s stairs to raise over $350,000 for blood cancer research and patient resources. Great job MC team!!  Click here to see a photo of the MC Team.
  • September 19, 2017

    • David Colmenero provided testimony at an IRS public hearing on the centralized partnership audit proposed rules in Washington, D.C. on Monday, September 18, 2017.  To view the transcript of the hearing click here.  Mr. Colmenero represented the Texas Society of CPA's Federal Tax Policy Committee at the hearing.  In previous comment letters, the committee has encouraged the IRS to make necessary modifications to reduce the administrative burdens on both the IRS and taxpayers and to balance consistency with flexibility. To read Internal Revenue Bulletin: 2017-28, REG-136118-15., see the previous post dated September 12, 2017 on this page. Special thanks to the TSCPA for the hearing photo here.
  • September 15, 2017

    • Congratulations to Cristo Rey Dallas College Prep for their new Academic Center. Our partner, Charles Meadows and his wife, Mary Blake Meadows, participated in the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new Academic Center this morning. The new Academic Center provides additional classrooms and much needed labs. Meadows Collier is a Cristo Rey Corporate Work Study Program partner and we are proud of our students. The school’s continued increase in enrollment and campus growth is exciting to watch. Congratulations Cristo Rey!  Click here to see a photo of the ribbon cutting.
  • September 13, 2017

    • Five Meadows Collier lawyers recognized by Best Lawyers 2018 and one firm lawyer is honored as a 2018 Lawyer of the Year.  Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review.

      Lawyers who have been honored as Lawyer of the Year received significantly high ratings from peer review assessments conducted with thousands of leading lawyers.  This award recognizes lawyers who have a high level of integrity, professionalism and ability.  Only one attorney is recognized as a Lawyer of the Year for each specialty and location.

      Lawyers listed among The Best Lawyers in America received the top votes in a peer review survey with lawyers casting votes based on the professional abilities of their colleagues in the same legal practice area.

          2018 Lawyer of the Year
          William R. Cousins, III in the practice area of Litigation and Controversy-Tax
          2018 Best Lawyers in America
      Charles M. Meadows, Jr. for Criminal Defense: White-Collar and
             Litigation and Controversy-Tax
          Robert Don Collier for Litigation and Controversy-Tax and Tax Law
          William R. Cousins, III for Litigation and Controversy-Tax
          Josh O. Ungerman for Litigation and Controversy-Tax and Tax Law
      Joel N. Crouch - Tax Law
  • September 12, 2017

    • David E. Colmenero is testifying at the Department of the Treasury (“Treasury”) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS or “Service”) public hearing on Monday, September 18, 2017 on behalf of the Texas Society of CPAs (TSCPA) on the proposed regulations (REG-136118-15) regarding centralized partnership audit regime.  Mr. Colmenero is the TSCPA Comments subcommittee chair of the TSCPA Federal Tax Policy Committee. Click here to read Internal Revenue Bulletin: 2017-28, REG-136118-15.
  • September 1, 2017

    • Meet the Cristo Rey students (here) working at the Firm for the 2017-2018 school year.  We have one freshman student, one sophomore student, and two junior students.  They have a combined total of seven year's experience working in the corporate environment. Cristo Rey was founded in 1996 and nationwide, the school accommodates about 9,000 students in 32 different school locations.  Charles M. Meadows, Jr., Founding Partner of the Firm, is actively involved in the Capital Campaign area raising needed funds for the Cristo Rey Dallas growing campus.
  • July 28, 2017

    • We are so excited to announce that Meadows Collier is a corporate partner for the Cristo Rey Corporate Work Study Partners Program. The Corporate Work Study Program is an innovative model of education that gives students a Catholic, college-preparatory education while gaining real-life work experience in a corporate setting.The program currently has over 100 corporate partners. Cristo Rey has approx. 375 students enrolled in the 2017-2018 school year.  Meadows Collier has two returning and two, new Cristo Rey students working at the firm this school year. For more information visit the Cristo Rey Dallas College Prep website at
  • April 15, 2017

    • Firm Members and members of their families (here) spent time on Saturday, April 15, 2017 volunteering at the North Texas Food Bank.  The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is a top-ranked nonprofit relief organization, providing access to more than 190,000 meals each day for hungry children, seniors and families through a network of more than 1,000 programs and 200 Partner Agenies in our 13-county service area.  NTFB is a member of Feeding America, a national hunger relief organization. 
  • March 21, 2017

    • Boy Scouts of America Circle Ten Council recognizes Kristen Cox for her work on the merger of Circle Ten Council and NeTseO Trails Council (click here).  This merger will strengthen scouting.  Scouts in both councils wear the same uniform and follow the same advancement.  Congratulations Kristen for a job well done!
  • March 6, 2017

    • Aaron P. Borden has been selected as a member of the 2017 Tax editorial advisory board of Law360.  The purpose of the editorial advisory board is to get feedback on Law360's coverage and to gain insight from experts in the field on how best to shape future coverage.  Click here to read Law360's 2017 Tax editorial advisory board announcement.
  • February 21, 2017

    • Josh Ungerman is participating in a mentoring session for future tax lawyers sponsored by The Tax Law Society and Career Services at SMU Dedman School of Law on March 7, 2017 from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
  • January 30, 3017

    • On Saturday, January 28, 2017 firm members Daniel Boysen, Paul Budd, Joel Crouch, Shannon Sanders and Chris Weeg participated in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) 9th Annual Big D Climb in the Bank of America building in downtown Dallas. This event is the largest and tallest stair climb in not only North Texas but also in the southwest region! The goal is to have more than 2,500 participants race up 70 stories of Bank of America Plaza stairs to raise over $350,000 for blood cancer research and patient resources. The mission of LLS is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma, and improve the quality of patient’s lives and their families. Since its inception in 2009, Big D Climb has raised over 1 million dollars for the mission of LLS. The Meadows Collier team ranked 7th in overall event donations.  Congratulations to these firms members for participating and making it to the top! Click here to see photos of the Meadows Collier team-aka The Social Climbers.
  • January 5, 2017

  • November 28, 2016

    • Matthew S. Beard to testify at Hearing for Proposed 2704 Regulations in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, December 1, 2016.  Watch for a post on the Blog page of the Firm's website on Monday morning, December 5, 2016 covering the hearing.
  • November 25, 2016

  • November 22, 2016

  • July 25, 2016

    • Firm Members and members of their families spend a Saturday morning volunteering at the North Texas Food Bank in Dallas.  The North Texas Food Bank is a hunger relief organization and one of the largest North Texas charities that serves Dallas and 12 surrounding counties.
  • March 23, 2016

    • NBC 5 aired the story, "Consumer Waited on Refund After Routing It to Prepaid Card," on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 featuring an interview with Joel N. Crouch, Managing Partner of the firm. Watch the video of the story here.
  • March 2, 2016

    • NBC 5 aired the story, "Crooks Mail Phony IRS Letters Hoping to Score Cash," on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 featuring an interview with Joel N. Crouch, Managing Partner of the firm.  Watch the video of the story here.
  • February 5, 2016

    • Meadows, Collier, Reed, Cousins, Crouch & Ungerman, L.L.P. is pleased to announce the election of Joel N. Crouch as the firm’s new Managing Partner. In addition, Anthony P. Daddino has been elected to the firm’s management committee joining Crouch, Alan K. Davis, Michael E. McCue and Josh O. Ungerman.


      Crouch succeeds Robert Don Collier as Managing Partner. Mr. Collier has served as the firm’s only managing partner since the firm was formed in 1983. “The firm thanks Bob for his many years of service as Managing Partner,” said Crouch. “We also look forward to many more prosperous and rewarding years to come.”


      In addition to his duties as managing partner, Mr. Crouch will continue his legal practice of representing clients in civil and criminal tax controversies. Joel Crouch joined the firm in 1988 after graduating from The University of Texas at Austin School of Law. Mr. Crouch is Board Certified in Tax Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has been recognized as one of the best in his field by Texas Monthly and Law and Politics magazines by being named a Texas Super Lawyer from 2003 through 2015. He has also been named one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas for the years 2012-2015 by D Magazine and he has been named to Best Lawyers in America© for Tax Law in 2015. He is a member of the American, Collin County and Dallas Bar Associations and the State Bar of Texas. 


      The firm looks forward to serving clients for many more years and we are committed to delivering exceptional service. Meadows Collier is a recognized leader in the areas of income tax litigation, estate and gift tax litigation, income tax and business planning, estate planning and probate, white collar and government regulatory litigation, real estate, corporate and securities, commercial litigation, and state tax planning and litigation.

  • November 6, 2015

    • Charles M. Meadows, Jr. has been named to D CEO Magazine's First Edition of Dallas 500 Business Leaders in 2015.  The Dallas 500 is a special edition featuring 500 influential leaders in NorthTexas in more than 60 categories.  The publication provides an engaging, personal look at the people who have made Dallas-Fort Worth such a powerful economic force.
  • April 24, 2015

    • Eight Meadows Collier Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in Dallas List as published in the May 2015 issue of D Magazine:  Chuck Meadows-Criminal Defense: White Collar and Tax: Litigation; Trey Cousins-Tax: Litigation; Joel Crouch-Tax: Litigation; Josh Ungerman-Tax: Litigation; Sarah Wirskye-Criminal Defense: White Collar; Anthony Daddino-Tax: Litigation; and  Russ Coleman-Corporate Law: General. .
  • April 23, 2015

    • Meadows Collier is a proud sponsor of the CFT/SMU Professional Seminar 2015 to be held on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at the Communities Foundation in Dallas.  The key-note speaker is nationally-known speaker, Stephan R. Leimberg.  Mr. Leimberg is speaking on, "2015--A Year to Help Your Clients Do What They Should Have Done in 2014: Creative Uses of Life Insurance to Enhance Charitable Giving and Seeing and Solving Buy-Sell Issues."  To register and obtain further details go to
  • September 2014

  • August 2014

    • Five Firm Attorneys - Charles M. Meadows, Jr., Robert Don Collier,  William R. Cousins III, Joel N. Crouch and Josh O. Ungerman are named in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015.  Charles M. Meadows, Jr. is listed under the practice areas of Criminal Defense: White-Collar and Litigation and Controversy-Tax.  Robert Don Collier is listed under the practice areas of Litigation and Controversy-Tax and Tax Law.  William R. Cousins III is listed under the practice area of Litigation and Controversy-Tax.  Joel N. Crouch and Josh O. Ungerman are listed under the practice area of Tax Law.

      Robert Don Collier was also named the Best Lawyers® 2014-2015 Litigation and Controversy - Tax "Lawyer of the Year" in Dallas.  Only a single attorney in each practice area, in each community, is named a "Lawyer of the Year."

  • March 2013

    • Josh O. Ungerman was quoted in a March 7, 2013 article on, "U.S. IRS boots Israeli bank clients from amnesty program-lawyers," by Patrick Temple-West and Kim Dixon.  Article quotes:  "This is a very disturbing development," said Josh Ungerman, a partner with law firm Meadows, Collier, Reed, Cousins, Crouch & Ungerman, L.L.P. who represents clients in the amnesty process.  "The formal voluntary disclosure program is in danger of becoming extinct through non-use." he said.  Link to article.

  • December 2012

  • September 2012

  • May 2012

  • March 2012

    • Michael A. Villa, Jr. has been named to the Texas Rising Stars list as one of the top up-and-coming attorneys in Texas for 2012.  Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor.  This selection for this respected list is made by the research team at Super Lawyers.  The Rising Stars lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers magazines and in leading city and regional magazines across the country. 
  • December 2011

    • Charles M. Meadows, Jr., Robert Don Collier and William R. Cousins III were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2012® (Copyright 2011 by Woodward/White, Inc. of Aiken, S.C.).  Meadows in the field of Criminal Defense: White Collar and Collier and Cousins in the field of Litigation & Cotroversy - Tax.
  • August 2011

    • Josh O. Ungerman was quoted in the BNA Daily Tax Report on August 15, 2011 in the article, "Taxpayers Fear Disclosing Offshore Assets As Deadline Approaches, Practitioners Say."  Article Quotes:

      'Ungerman Says IRS 'Missing the Boat.  Pursuing these taxpayers may not reap great monetary returns for the U.S. government, said Josh O. Ungerman of Meadows, Collier, Reed, Cousins, Crouch & Ungerman LLP to BNA on Aug. 3.  IRS is "missing the boat" in imposing a 25 percent penalty in these cases, Ungerman said. The reality for those people is that it would be nice to have them in compliance in their country of residence.  Most practitioners who do a lot of this type of work have clients who are saying they're just not going to participate."

      "The IRS has moved beyond Europe into the Far East and south of the United States as well," Ungerman said, noting that banking giant HSBC as well as Credit Suisse are now cooperating with U.S. tax authorities.  Yet, he said, many U.S. taxpayers with undisclosed offshore accounts at banks with branches in the United States still refuse to consider the IRS's voluntary disclosure program.  Those taxpayers, he said, face "almost certain disclosure to the IRS." Failure to come forward is 'the ultimate in ostrich behavior," he said.  Ungerman noted that taxpayers who banked at HSBC and other banks that have been "breached," such as UBS and Credit Suisse, are signing up for the OVDI. However, he said, "Many taxpayers with so much at risk, in countries with financial institutions that have not been publicly identified, are staying on the sidelines."  Ungerman said that willfully noncompliant taxpayers should come forward as soon as possible."

  • August 2011

  • May 2011

  • February 2011

    • On February 9, 2011, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled in favor of a Meadows Collier client, holding that the IRS cannot invoke a six-year statute of limitations for assessing additional income tax, under Section 6501 of the Internal Revenue Code, solely on the grounds that basis on the sale of an asset was overstated.  Joel N. Crouch, J.D. and David E. Colmenero, J.D., LL.M., CPA represented the taxpayers before the Fifth Circuit. Read the opinion
  • January 2011

  • November 2010

  • November 2009

  • August 2009

    • Taxpayer Victory in Family Limited Partnershp case - Keller v. United States
      Read the opinion
  • August 2009

    • The U.S. Court of Federal Claims July 30 ruled in favor of a Meadows Collier client that a retroactive Treasury regulation requiring reduction of a partner's outside basis for contingent obligations transferred to a partnership is invalid, because it does not satisfy any of the exceptions to the statutory bar on retroactive application of regulations under tax code Section 7805(b). Read the opinion
  • August 2009

    • Josh O. Ungerman is quoted in an article, 'Swiss Agree to Expedite Processing of 4,450 UBS Accounts Under Treaty Request"  by David D. Stewart on
  • July 2009

    • 4 Firm Attorneys - Meadows, CousinsDavis and Ungerman have been named to D Magazine's 2009 Best Business Lawyers in Dallas published in the July 2009 issue.
  • June 2009

    •  Josh O. Ungerman is quoted in an article, 'Billionaire Tax Felon Says UBS Lied in Pledge to Report to IRS" by David Voreacos on  
  • May 2009

    • On Thursday, May 28. 2009, the Fort Worth Chapter/TSCPA honored the firm with the Meritorious Service Award to the Accounting Profession for 25 years of support to the Fort Worth CPA Tax Institute. Trey Cousins received the award on behalf of the firm.
  • May 2009

    • Charles M. Meadows, Jr. has received the Jules Ritholz Memorial Merit Award from the American Bar Association Tax Section's Committee on Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties at the May 2009 meeting.  This prestigious award recognizes Mr. Meadows's "outstanding dedication, achievements and integrity in the field of Civil and Criminal Tax Controversies."
  • May 2009

    • 2 Firm attorneys will be listed in Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition to be published in September 2009--Meadows and Blau.  They will be listed in the Criminal Defense: White Collar practice area.
  • March 2009

  • March 2009

    • David E. Colmenero, Anthony P. Daddino and Sarah Q. Wirskye were selected for inclusion on the Texas Rising Stars list featuring the top young attorneys in the state of Texas appearing in a special advertising section in the April 2009 issue of TEXAS MONTHLY and in Texas Super Lawyers - Rising Star Edition.  Colmenero and Daddino will be listed in the Tax practice area and Wirskye will be listed in the Criminal Defense: White Collar practice area.
  • February 2009

    • 5 Firm attorneys will be listed in Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition to be published in July 2009--Collier, Cousins, Crouch, Pulman and Ungerman.  They will be listed in the Tax practice area.
  • November 2008

    • Josh O. Ungerman is quoted in an article, 'Uptick in Tax Evasion Disclosures Mean More Bank Investigations, Says Attorneys" by Matt Squire on
  • September 2008

  • June 2008

    • Charles M. Meadows, Jr. and Josh O. Ungerman were named “Best Lawyers in Dallas” by D Magazine in June 2008. Mr. Meadows was named for White Collar Defense and Mr. Ungerman was named for Tax.
  • June 2008

    • David Colmenero received The Chairman's Citation at the TSCPA Annual Meeting in June 2008 for his extraordinary volunteer service and contribution to cooperation between the legal and accounting profession through his efforts with the TSCPA State Tax Committee, State Bar of Texas State Tax Committee and the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts on the response to the Texas Comptroller's rules implementing the new margin tax.
  • June 2008

    • David E. Colmenero has been elected a member of the 2008-09 Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants Board of Directors.
  • May 2008

  • March 2008

    • William R. Cousins, III has been named Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Professional Development Institute, University of North Texas
  • January 2008

    • Stephen A. Beck has joined the Dallas Bar Association Community Involvement Committee
  • October 2007

    • Mary E. Wood has joined the Young Friends of the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas.
  • October 2006

    • Josh O. Ungerman has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel.
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