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Texas tax lawyer (29 years).
Board Certified Tax Law Texas Board of Legal Specialization (since 1995).
Experienced in business and individual federal, state and international tax and transactional matters, including mergers, acquisitions, and private investment.
Private investment structuring; real estate investments and development; entity organization, funding, operations, dissolution, mergers and acquisitions; individual and partnership taxation, legal and securities.
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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1986||09/19/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™||2015|
|Best Austin Tax Lawyer||Austin Business Journal||2005|
|Board Certified - Tax 2004-2016||Texas Board of Legal Specialization||N/A|
|The Best Lawyers in America© 2013-2015||Best Lawyers®||N/A|
|Partner||Giordani, Swanger, Ripp & Phillips, LLP||2007 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|State Bar of Texas||Member||1986 - Present|
|Austin Bar Association||Member||1986 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Business Law Section||Member||1986 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas, Taxation Section||Member||1986 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Taxation Section||Member||1986 - Present|
|United States Tax Court||Admitted||N/A|
|United States District Court for the Western District of Texas||Admitted||N/A|
|Journal of Federal Organization of Regulatory Counsel||Barnett Bank – The Texas Response||1996|
|Texas State Bar of Taxation Comments to the U.S. Treasury||Proposed Regulations Concerning Self-employment Tax Treatment of Members of Certain Limited Liability Companies||1995|
|University of Texas School of Law||Juris Doctor (J.D.)||With Honors||1985|
|University of Texas System, Austin||Accounting||B.B.A. With Highest Honors||1983|
|Small Business Forum||The Texas Margin Tax – An Overview||2006|
|Probate and Estate Planning Section Meeting||What Do You Mean my FLP is Taxable – What Every Estate Planner Needs to Know About the Texas Margin Tax||2006|
|Client/Colleague Briefing||The Texas Margin Tax – A Horse with Feathers||2006|
|Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, Fort Worth Chapter, North Texas Controller’s Institute||The New Age of Executive Equity Compensation||2005|
|Travis County Tax, Corporate, & Business Section Meeting||Franchise Taxes/Texas Nexus||2001|
|National Business Institute||Sales Tax Manufacturing Exemptions & Sales Tax Legislative Developments||1996|