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Meadows, Collier, Reed, Cousins, Crouch & Ungerman, L.L.P.

901 Main Street, Suite 3700
Dallas, TX 75202

Phone: (214) 744-3700
Fax: (214) 747-3732
Toll Free: (800) 451-0093

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Laura L. Stapleton

Laura’s law practice is in the areas of tax planning, real estate and business entities. She is also a Certified Public Accountant. Her tax planning practice includes federal, state and international tax planning for businesses and individuals seeking to minimize tax obligations while accomplishing their business objectives. Her real estate practice includes representing clients in the purchase and disposition of improved and unimproved property, development of property, structuring ownership entities, tax-free and like-kind exchanges, and negotiation of all types of loans. Ms. Stapleton represents issuers in matters relating to state and federal securities regulation, including the preparation of private placement memoranda and other offering documents and has previously represented broker/dealers. Her corporate practice involves representing clients in the acquisition and disposition of businesses, mergers, start-up business entities and federal income tax planning with regards to the choice of entity that best suits the particular client’s needs and business objectives, including partnerships, limited liability companies, series limited liability companies and corporations. Ms. Stapleton also advises both employees and employers with regards to the deferred compensation plans.

Prior to joining the firm in 2017, Laura has practiced tax law in Texas for over twenty years.

  • New York University, LL.M.in Taxation, 1993
  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, J.D., 1992
  • Baylor University, Masters of Taxation, , 1988
  • Southern Methodist University, BBA, Accounting, 1987
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Texas Society of CPAs
  • Dallas CPA Society
December 22, 2017

Recent Tax Legislation Includes Significant Changes to the Taxation of "Qualified Equity Grants", While Possibly Signaling Other Deferred Compensation Reforms to Come... [ read ]

The House of Representatives and the Senate have been busy these past few weeks in their attempt to drag some semblance of H.R. 1, also known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act ("TCJA"), over the proverbial goal line, and it appears that they have done so this week. Barring any additional procedural snafus, the TCJA should land on President Trump's desk for his signature before the break for the holidays. While there hasn't been much publicity surrounding the possible changes to non-qualified deferred compensation plans, employers of privately held companies should pay particular attention to the end result of the TCJA as passed in its final form.