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Michael W. Eaton

Michael W. Eaton

Practice areas:

Corporate & Incorporation, Tax, Affordable housing, Non-Profit Organizations

About Me

Michael Eaton is a fourth generation Texas
lawyer, 
who received his B.S. and J.D. degrees from Southern
Methodist University, and who did additional postgraduate work at the
University of Texas at Dallas. Mr. Eaton has over twenty five years
experience practicing in the areas of
business organizations, development and acquisition of real estate, affordable housing, , non-profit
organizations, and federal,
state and local taxation. We serve clients in Dallas, Fort Worth, Southlake, Colleyville, Plano, Frisco, Allen, McKinney, and the entire metroplex and beyond. Contact Mr. Eaton -
mweaton@eatonlaw.com

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1984

  1. Tax: 30%
    31 years
  2. Corporate & Incorporation: 30%
  3. Affordable housing: 25%
    31 years
  4. Non-Profit Organizations: 15%
    31 years

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (45 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Hovanes Margarian

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    Hovanes Margarian Consumer Protection Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I have known Michael Eaton for more than 25 years. He is a superb attroney in many areas of practice. I have referred many clients to him through the years and all have been extremely happy with his representation. I will continue making those referrals because I know I can trust him to handle all his clients with the utmost care and professionalism.

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    Deborah Goodall Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

The Eaton Law Firm, PLLC

109 River Oaks Drive
Suite 150
Southlake, TX, 76092

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198405/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Litigator of the WeekTexas Lawyer Magazine2012
MemberThe College of the State Bar of Texas2012
Qualified Member each year since 2000Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas2012
MemberPro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas2011
MemberThe College of the State Bar of Texas2011
Eisenhower Commission for Distinguished Life MemberRepublican National Committee2007
10 Years of Distinguished serviceTexas Lawyers Assistance Program2007
National Leadership AwardNational Republican Congressional Committee2006
Certificate of AppreciationTexas Bar CLE- Seminar: Managing the Unmanageable2002
Community ForumDallas Bar Association1998

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing AttorneyThe Eaton Law Firm, PLLC2006 - Present
Managing AttorneyEaton, Deaguero & Bishop, PLLC2002 - 2006
PartnerEaton & Kemp, P.C.1998 - 2002
AttorneyLaw Offices of Norman L. 'Happy" Nelson, Jr.1995 - 1998
PrincipalLaw Offices of Michael W. Eaton1988 - 1998
Managing Texas AttorneyHall & Vance LLP1987 - 1988
AssociatePage & Addison, P.C.1985 - 1987
Asst. General CounselKirby Oil company1984 - 1985

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL REGULATORY COHERENCE INSTITUTEFounding Board Member2013 - Present
Women That SOARAdvisory Board2011 - 2013
Northeast Tarrant County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
National Association of Bond LawyersMember2000 - Present
National Republican Lawyers AssociationMember2000 - 2014
Federalist SocietySustaining Member2000 - Present
Ancient Order of HiberniansPresident1997 - 2002
Texas Lawyers Concerned for LawyersMember1994 - Present
Dallas Lawyers Concerned for LawyersPast President (1999-2000)1994 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1984 - Present
Phi Alpha DeltaMember/former Officer1982 - Present
Pi Sigma AlphaMember1978 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Gill-Massar, et al. v. Dallas County, Texas,Seminal Judicial Power Case
American Heritage Apartments, Inc. v. Bowie County Appraisal DistrictLaw Made in a Loss
Gulistan Carpet, Inc. v. PorterWIn against corporate giant

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Texas Bar JournalDo The Right Thing2014
Tax Developments in Affordable HousingThe Current State of 11.182 Exemptions in Bexar County2012
The Eaton Law Firm PLLC Law SummariesThe REAL Meaning of the AHF Arbors Case2012
Southwest Tax Credit and Bond Current Tax TopicsPitfalls and Advantages of Nonprofit Participation in LIHTC2005
NTRBNChanges in the Texas Tax Code- How They Affect Multi-Family Housing2004
City of Dallas Housing Panel PublicationTax Exempt Bond Financing for Nonprofits2003
JurimetricsExpert Witnesses in the Courtroom-Determinants of Credibility1996
JurimetricsExpert Witnesses in the Courtroom-Determinants of Credibility, A Literature Review1995

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ludwig von Mises UniversityAustrian EconomicsCeritificate from Ludwig von Mises Institute1995
Southern MethodistLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Southern Methodist UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1980
University of Texas System, DallasPolitical EconomyABD- attended 1994-1998N/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
William "Mac" Taylor Inn of Court DinnerThe Impaired Lawyer2014
Ethics FestEthical Concerns of the Impaired Lawyer2014
Advanced Civil Trial Law ConferenceEthical Concerns of the Impaired Lawyer2014
Justice James Baker Guide to the BasicsAttorney Impairment - Are You Impaired?2013
Justice James A. Baker Guide to the BasicsCareer Killers2013
State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2012Attorney Impairment and Why You Should Care2012
South Texas College of LawCareer Killers2012
Justice James Baker Guide to the BasicsCareer Killers2012
Justice James Baker Guide to the BasicsCareer Killers2012
Justice James Baker Guide to the BasicsCareer Killers2012
Justice James Baker Guide to the BasicsCareer Killers2012
Center for Students in RecoveryAlcoholism and Recovery2012
Bishop Lynch Career DayOpportunities in the Legal Profession2012
The Ethics CourseThe Ethical Implications of Mental Health Issues2011
The Ethics CourseThe Ethical Implications of Mental Health Issues2011
Justice James Baker Guide to the BasicsCareer Killers2011
Justice James Baker Guide to the BasicsCareer Killers2011
Justice James Baker Guide to the BasicsCareer Killers2011
Justice James Baker Guide to the BasicsCareer Killers2011
The Ethics CourseThe Ethics of Mental Health2010
The Ethics CourseThe Ethics of Mental Health2010
Texas Bar CLE-Business Torts ConferencePracticing Law and Wellness in the 21st Century2010
Justice James Baker Guide to the BasicsCareer Killers2010
Guide to the Basics - Spring 2010Career Killers2010
Career DayOpportunities in the Legal Profession2010
Advanced Tax Law CoursePracticing Law and Wellness2010