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Former tennis pro. Current dog owner.


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  1. Tax: 40%
    5 years
  2. Wills & Living Wills: 30%
    5 years
  3. Estate Planning: 25%
    5 years
  4. Divorce & Separation: 15%
    5 years
  5. Family: 5%
    5 years



Hourly ($250-550/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Pro bono (10%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    His knowledge of tax law is second to none. His experience in resolving tax issues for clients in impressive and his results in a difficult area of the law are enviable. I endorse this lawyer.


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Contact info

Frye, Oaks, and Benavidez, PLLC

3315 Mercer Street
Houston, TX, 77027


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 201010/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Contributor - TaxAvvo2015
Featured Attorney - TaxAvvo2015
Featured Attorney - TaxAvvo2014
Top Contributor - TaxAvvo2014
Top Contributor - TaxAvvo2013
Featured Attorney - TaxAvvo2013
Featured Attorney - TaxAvvo2012
Top Contributor - TaxAvvo2012
Top final exam grade: Tax EthicsUniversity of Houston Law Center2011
Top Contributor - TaxAvvo2011
Featured Attorney - TaxAvvo2011
Top Exam Grade in Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law (Spring 2009)South Texas College of Law - Professor Michael D. Jones2009
Top Exam Grade in Texas Marital Property & Homestead (Fall 2009)South Texas College of Law - Professor Pam George2009
Public Interest StipendSouth Texas College of Law2009
Pro Bono Honors ProgramSouth Texas College of Law2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior AssociateFrye, Oaks, and Benavidez, PLLC2015 - Present
AttorneyParadigm Partners2012 - 2012
AttorneyAlliant Group2012 - 2013
LL.M externship with Large Business & International (LB&I)IRS Office of Chief Counsel2011 - 2011
AttorneyHouston Volunteer Lawyers Program2010 - 2012
Associate CoachUniversity of Houston Forensic Society & Debate Team2010 - 2013
Law Clerk in the Federal Litigation sectionAbraham Watkins Nichols Sorrels Matthews Friend2010 - 2010
AttorneyThe O'Neil Law Firm2010 - 2015
Law Clerk in the Tax DivisionFulbright & Jaworski2009 - 2010
Corporate Claims & Litigation Law ClerkThe Methodist Hospital2009 - 2009
Pro Bono Honors Program FellowHouston Volunteer Lawyers Program2008 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Texas Transgender Nondiscrimination Summit (TTNS)Advisory Board Member2015 - Present
Garland R. Walker American Inn of CourtPupillage Group TwoN/A
Golden KeyAlumniN/A
Psi ChiAlumniN/A
Phi Alpha ThetaAlumniN/A
Mortar Board National College Senior Honor SocietyAlumniN/A
Order of OmegaAlumniN/A
Sigma Phi EpsilonAlumniN/A
Phi Delta Phi legal honors fraternityBarristerN/A
College of the State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
United States District & Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern District of TexasAdmitted to PracticeN/A
Bar Association of the Fifth Federal CircuitMemberN/A
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth CircuitAdmitted to PracticeN/A
United States District Court for the Northern District of TexasAdmitted to PracticeN/A
United States Tax CourtAdmitted to PracticeN/A
Houston Volunteer LawyersVolunteer Attorney with the Disability UnitN/A
State Bar of Texas - Taxation SectionMemberN/A
Houston Bar Association, Taxation SectionMemberN/A
BNI MemorialMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
IRS Audit - Jackson, MSFavorable client outcome in Fast Track Mediation. PROMINENT DISCLAIMER -- Past outcomes absolutely do NOT guarantee future results
IRS Audit - San Francisco, CAFavorable client outcome in IRS Appeals. PROMINENT DISCLAIMER -- Past outcomes absolutely do NOT guarantee future results
U.S. Tax Court litigationN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
SvbtleTax Controversy & Tax Crimes blog2014
SvbtleSmall Business/Solo Inventor Technology Transfer blog2014
JuxWhite Collar Criminal Defense blog2013
JuxTexas Family Law blog2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston Law CenterTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws2011
South Texas College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
Southern Methodist UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2007
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Texas Transgender Nondiscrimination Summit - hosted by UT-DallasPost-Obergefell implications and the current state of transgender law2015
Invited speaker (various community groups in Houston)GLBTI divorce in Texas after June 26, 20152015
BNI MemorialDivorce Tax - Consequences and Planning2015
Middle Class Legal IssuesAlternative Dispute Resolution Benefits and Burdens: SAPCR Mediation etc.2014
Middle Class Legal IssuesTax controversy explainer for the middle class2014
Middle Class Legal IssuesIRS Fast Track Mediation and Post-Appeals Mediation 1012013
Middle Class Legal IssuesEstate planning issues for the middle class2013
University of Houston Forensic Society & Debate TeamAdvanced Advocacy2012
Middle Class Legal IssuesWhite collar crime in small business and self-employed situations2012
University of Houston Forensic Society & Debate TeamAdvocacy 42011
University of Houston Forensic Society & Debate TeamAdvocacy 32011
University of Houston Forensic Society & Debate TeamAdvocacy 22011
Middle Class Legal IssuesFamily Law e-discovery2011
University of Houston Forensic Society & Debate TeamAdvocacy 12010
Middle Class Legal IssuesTrans* community legal resources2010
Middle Class Legal IssuesHIV and the Law2010
Pupillage Group 2 CLE on Tuesday November 10, 2009Sovereign and Diplomatic Immunity2009