Attorneys  

Matthew L. Roberts

Mr. Roberts is a senior associate in the firm and focuses his practice in the areas of Income Tax Litigation and Estate and Gift Tax Litigation. His practice also includes White Collar and Government Regulatory Litigation, State Tax Planning and Litigation, and domestic and international Income Tax and Business Planning. 

Mr. Roberts has experience representing clients in all phases of an IRS dispute including audits, administrative appeals, collections and litigation.  He has handled cases in a number of different subject matters, such as employment tax audits, voluntary disclosures, FBAR penalties and litigation, cross-border refund claims and U.S. tax withholding obligations, tax-exempt entity audits, and penalty abatement and waiver requests.  Mr. Roberts also has experience in criminal tax matters.    

Mr. Roberts was admitted to practice law in Texas in 2015 and in Mississippi in 2011.  From 2012 through 2015, Mr. Roberts was an Attorney-Advisory for The Honorable Chief Judge Michael B. Thornton of the United States Tax Court in Washington D.C.  He is a frequent writer and speaker on the new centralized partnership audit regime.


Education

  • LL.M. in Taxation, New York University School of Law, 2012
  • J.D., summa cum laude, The University of Mississippi School of Law, 2011
    • Associate Mississippi Cases and Staff Editor, Mississippi Law Journal, 2009-2011
    • Executive Board, Ole Miss Moot Court Board, 2010-2011
    • The Order of the Barristers
    • Mississippi Bar Foundation Scholarship
    • Mississippi Bar Real Property Scholarship
    • Dean’s Leadership Council
    • Outstanding Student Award (Contracts II, Intellectual Property/Antitrust)
    • Phi Kappa Phi
    • Published, Transmuting Mississippi’s Current Transmutation Doctrines: Establishing Clear and Consistent Precedents to Property Division, 80 MISS. L.J. 709 (2010)
  • Masters of Taxation, The University of Mississippi, 2008
  • Bachelor of Accounting, The University of Mississippi, 2006
    • Beta Gamma Sigma
    • Beta Alpha Psi

Bar and Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Mississippi
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Tax Court

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
    • Section of Taxation
  • State Bar of Texas
    •    Tax Section
  • State Bar of Mississippi
    • Tax Section
  • Dallas Bar Association
    • Tax Section
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
    • Fellow

Publications

  • "New Partnership Tax Audit and Collection Rules Impact Divorce Property Settlements," State Bar of Texas Family Law Section, Spring 2018
  • Co-Author, "The New Partnership Audit Rules—Turning the Taxation of Partnerships Upside Down," Petroleum Accounting and Financial Management Journal, Summer 2016
  • Co-Author, “Buckle Your Seatbelts: Employment Taxes are Back in Vogue and It Will Be a Bumpy Ride—The IRS and Department of Justice Tax Division are on the Hunt”, Journal of Tax Practice and Procedure, June-July 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • "Tax Planning After the Tax Reform Act," Accounting Continuing Professional Education Network (ACPEN) National Webcast - 5/16/18
  • "New Partnership Audit Rules: What They Mean to Family Lawyers," Family Law Section- Dallas Bar Association - 5/9/18
  • "New Partnership Audit Rules: What They Mean to Partnerships and Tax Professionals," Lorman Live Webinar, Dallas - 3/16/18
  • "New Partnership Audit Rules: What They Mean to Partnerships and Tax Professionals," Dallas Bar Association Tax Section, Dallas – 12/4/17
  • "New Partnership Audit Rules: What They Mean to Partnerships and Tax Professionals," 19th Annual Meadows Collier Taxation Conference, Dallas – 10/24/17
  • "Transactional Law Practice," SMU Dedman School of Law - Career Foundations and Professional Development Series, Dallas – 1/30/17
  • "IRS Partnership Audit Rules," First Bank and Trust-East Texas Seminar, Lufkin – 11/9/16
  • "Global Warming: Hot Topics in International Tax," 18th Annual Meadows Collier Taxation Conference, Dallas – 10/25/16
  • “Criminal Tax Penalties Update,” ABA Section of Taxation 2016 Meeting – Committee on Civil & Criminal Tax Penalties, Washington, DC – 5/7/16
  • "Civil and Criminal Employment Tax Enforcement Efforts," 17th Annual Meadows Collier Taxation Conference, Dallas – 11/3/15
  • "Understanding the U.S. Tax Court," The University of Mississippi School of Accountancy, Oxford, MS – 10/26/15
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