Dallas AttorneyOur attorneys also have experience representing tax preparers and accountants in actions by the IRS, DOJ and Office of Professional Responsibility seeking preparer penalties or sanctions. They have represented clients across many industries and sectors and tax classifications, including public charities, family and corporate foundations, private schools, social services and aid organizations, endowments, business leagues and trade associations, performing arts and cultural groups, social welfare organizations, amateur athletics, PTAs and booster clubs, and churches and religious organizations.
Our areas of expertise and services include ad valorem, asset protection, civil and criminal tax litigation, consulting, controversy, corporate, ERISA, estate planning, franchise, income tax, state tax, international, IRS audit, mergers and acquisitions, partnership, personal, planning, property, real estate, reorganizations and white-collar defense Our clients make up a broad spectrum of taxpayers including public and private companies, partnerships, nonprofit organizations, estates and trusts, employee benefit plans, and individual taxpayers.
Internationally, we regularly represent clients who are expanding into new territories, and have accordingly developed a sophisticated cross-border M&A practice that includes advice concerning transnational joint ventures and a wide variety of construction projects.
When a client's need goes beyond the expertise or jurisdiction of a tax attorney, our firm has a global network of lawyers for international and cross-border issues and other Gray Reed attorneys who focus on areas such as estate planning, corporate, banking and finance, energy, construction, healthcare, labor and employment, real estate, intellectual property, white-collar defense, employee benefits and executive compensation, appellate and commercial litigation.
When attorneys begin the planning process, they consider your objectives, your family relationships, charitable inclinations, and the relationship of federal and state estate tax, gift tax, and generation skipping transfer tax laws to these objectives.
James Griffin and Courtney Marcus were named to D CEO Magazine's 2020 Dallas 500 list as two of the Dallas area's most powerful and influential business leaders for the Law - Mergers & Acquisitions category and the Law - Managing Partners category, respectively.
While we regularly counsel individuals on these issues, our main focus is on employers: large and small, closely held, and public companies engaged in a variety of pursuits, including oil and gas, banking, steel, cement, hotel and hospitality services, distribution, retail, manufacturing, and charitable and other tax-exempt activities.
Four partners have been ranked by Chambers USA 2020 including: Glenn D. West as Band 1 and James Griffin as a Leading” lawyer for Corporate M&A: Texas; Lawyers Courtney Marcus as a Leading” lawyer for Banking & Finance: Texas; and Rodney Moore as a Leading” lawyer for Energy: Oil & Gas: Nationwide.