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Peter G Milne

Tax Attorney at Tyler, TX

5.0   4 reviews

About Peter

Learn Peter’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Business
    16%
    Tax Planning for Business Entities, Creation of Business Entities, e.g., Corporation, "S" Corporation, Limited Limited Liability Company, Limited Partnership, Joint Ventures. Drafting of transaction documents, e.g., promissory notes, lease agreements, contracts, employment contracts, independent contractor agreements, buy-sell agreements, purchase & sale agreements. Advise and represent in business, commercial and construction disputes, including mediation, arbitration and litigation.

    20 years, 100 cases

  2. Elder law
    16%
    Advance planning for Medicaid and Veteran's Assistance, Financial and Medical Powers of Attorney, Advance Health Care Directive (Living Will), Advise Regarding Lifetime vs Testamentary Transfers of Property and Wealth, Adult Guardianship, Wills and Trusts.

    18 years, 100 cases

  3. Estate planning
    16%
    Drafting of Wills, Trusts, Financial Power of Attorney, Medical Power of Attorney, Advance Health Care Directive to Physician (Living Will), Charitable Remainder Trusts, Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts, Special Needs Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, Planning to Reduce/Defer Taxes & Planning for and Drafting of Documents to Pass Assets Outside of Probate.

    20 years, 100 cases

  4. Family
    16%
    Prosecute or defend in family law matters such as divorce, child custody, enforcement, CPS actions and adoption. Advise as to and draft pre-marriage and post-marriage agreements. Advise third party attorneys in matters of tax consequences and drafting of tax language.

    21 years, 100 cases

  5. Tax
    16%
    IRS Disputes, IRS Audits, IRS Lien & Levy Notices, Innocent Spouse Relief, Trust Fund Recovery Penalty, Employment Tax Disputes, Property Tax Protests, Sales Tax Audits, Disputes and Hearings, Tax Opinion, Tax Matters Consultation for Attorneys, CPA's and Financial Planners. Tax Planning for Individuals and Businesses,

    20 years, 300 cases

  6. Probate
    15%
    Prosecute and defend matters in the Probate Court, e.g., Will Administration and Contests, Heirship Proceeding, Adult Guardianship, Dependent and Independent Administration, Intestate (No Will) Succession, and Tax Advise/Assistance to Personal Administrators, Executors and Trustees.

    18 years, 40 cases

  7. Medicaid and medicare
    5%

Tax Con­tro­versy; Tax Plan­ning and Opin­ion; Estate & Legacy Plan­ning; Wills, Trusts & Pro­bate; Busi­ness and Cor­po­rate Law; Elder Law; Guardian­ships and Med­ic­aid Plan­ning; Fam­ily Law.

Peter G. Milne was born in Durant, Okla­homa in 1956. His father, Peter G. Milne, Sr., was an petty offi­cer in the U.S. Navy. After retir­ing from active ser­vice he became a regional sales man­ager for a well known gift store. His mother, Bon­nie White, retired after a long and reward­ing career as an ele­men­tary school teacher. She taught Peter and count­less other chil­dren the joy of read­ing and the skills of com­pre­hen­sion and log­i­cal thought.

Upon grad­u­a­tion from high school, Peter fol­lowed his father’s lead and enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He com­pleted his oblig­a­tion in 1977. Soon after, Peter began attend­ing col­lege on the GI Bill and later mar­ried. He assisted his wife in rais­ing two beau­ti­ful daugh­ters, Melissa and Megan. Peter grad­u­ated from Hum­boldt State Uni­ver­sity with a B.A. in Geol­ogy in 1982 and prac­ticed as a pri­vate indus­try and gov­ern­ment geol­o­gist. In 1994, Peter left civil ser­vice and started a con­sult­ing busi­ness that pro­vided pro­fes­sional ser­vices to the min­ing and heavy civil con­struc­tion industries.

In 1998, Peter decided to make a career change and began the study of law while work­ing full time as a heavy civil con­struc­tion project man­ager. Peter attended night school and worked part time as a paid Law Clerk in the Con­struc­tion Prac­tice Group of Gor­don & Rees, LP, a San Fran­cisco based law firm. He grad­u­ated with a JD from the Golden Gate Uni­ver­sity School of Law in May, 2002 and became licensed in the State of Texas in Novem­ber, 2002. Ever the over achiever, he stud­ied for and passed the Cal­i­for­nia bar exam in Feb­ru­ary, 2003, while enrolled in a grad­u­ate pro­gram. Peter also became licensed to prac­tice law in the Dis­trict of Colum­bia in Octo­ber of 2003, to bet­ter serve his clients in tax con­tro­versy mat­ters. Peter received a Mas­ter of Laws in Tax­a­tion degree from the Golden Gate Uni­ver­sity School of Law in Decem­ber of 2003.

Peter and his wife, Dr. Stasha Gom­i­nak, a Bay­lor Uni­ver­sity Med­ical School grad­u­ate and prac­tic­ing neu­rol­o­gist (the really smart one of the fam­ily), moved from Camp­bell, Cal­i­for­nia to Tyler, Texas in Decem­ber, 2003 in pur­suit of an envi­ron­ment with less peo­ple pres­sure and traf­fic. Peter began prac­tic­ing law from the par­lor of his home and now prac­tices from the his­toric Lit­tle­john house which is located in the Aza­lea His­toric District.

Peter is a mem­ber of the Smith County Bar Asso­ci­a­tion, the State Bar of Texas Tax Sec­tion and the Real Estate, Pro­bate and Trust Law Sec­tion. He is a mem­ber of the State Bar of Cal­i­for­nia and Dis­trict of Colum­bia Tax Sec­tions. Peter was admit­ted to prac­tice in Texas in 2002 and in Cal­i­for­nia and the Dis­trict of Colum­bia in 2003. He is admit­ted to prac­tice before the U.S. Court of Appeals, Dis­trict of Colum­bia Cir­cuit; U.S. Court of Fed­eral Claims, the U.S. Dis­trict Court for the East­ern Dis­trict of Texas and the North­ern Dis­trict of Cal­i­for­nia, and the United States Tax Court. Peter is admit­ted to prac­tice in the state courts of Cal­i­for­nia and Texas and all courts in the Dis­trict of Colum­bia. He is autho­rized to rep­re­sent tax­pay­ers before the Inter­nal Rev­enue Ser­vice in accor­dance with the Cir­cu­lar 230 reg­u­la­tions. Peter is a mem­ber of the Col­lege of the State Bar of Texas, which is an hon­orary soci­ety of lawyers who are among the best trained attor­neys in Texas.

Com­mu­nity ser­vice is an impor­tant aspect of Peter’s life. He’s a Mem­ber of the Board of Direc­tors for His­toric Tyler, Inc., a past Mem­ber of Board of Direc­tors for the Smith County Children’s Ser­vices Foun­da­tion, and a past mem­ber of the Board of Direc­tors of the Smith County Bar Foun­da­tion. Peter con­tributes many hours of pro bono legal ser­vices annu­ally to clients referred by the Lone Star Legal Aid Service.

While not serv­ing clients or the com­mu­nity, Peter and Stasha enjoy ren­o­vat­ing their 1874 his­toric Tyler home or trav­el­ing to their vaca­tion home in Mex­ico. They cher­ish quiet time spent with one another, their pets, fam­ily and friends. Peter and Stasha’s grand­son, Nathaniel, who they lov­ing refer to as their “Lit­tle Anti-Depressant” lives with his mother Melissa and father Ser­gio in Ontario, Cal­i­for­nia. Peter’s daugh­ter Megan lives in Berlin, Ger­many, with her hus­band, Kim, who designed this website.

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Licensed for 20 years
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2003
Updated 06/08/2022
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2003
Updated 09/18/2022
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2002
Updated 10/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Peter G Milne
327 W. Houston St.
Tyler, TX, 75702
Peter G. Milne, P.C.
327 W. Houston St.
Tyler, TX, 75702
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Posted by anonymous | December 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney that you could hire!
I just wanted to take a second to let other people know about Peter G Milne. If you find yourself in a situation where you need sound advice and help, Peter is the answer! Years ago, when we ran into issues with my Special Needs son's Medicaid, we called Peter. He worked us into his schedule quickly and remedied our problem completely. Peter has helped us in many areas, from estate planning to business partnerships. He can even tackle your toughest IRS issue. My husband's parents both suffered from Alzheimer's disease at the same time and got themselves into quite a situation with the IRS. He has been a life saver and I cannot recommend him highly enough!! He and his staff have become like family, we just love them.
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Posted by Tandalyn | November 28, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Makes the impossible, possible.
Mr. Milne made what I thought was an impossible situation, possible. He made it all come together quickly and efficiently. His office staff are very helpful.
Posted by anonymous | October 14, 2013
Competent, Fair and Affordable.
Mr. Milne was hired to handle my divorce. It was a very difficult time for me and my children. He was able to turn a very difficult time for me into the best possible outcome. His knowledge and experience gained my trust immediately. I would recommend Mr. Milne and his office if you want an attorney that will fight for your rights and your family.
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Posted by Donna | August 25, 2013
Excellent tax & family attorney!
While working with Peter Milne on tax issues created by my ex, I quickly learned he was so knowledgeable & responsive, that I asked him to take over with my divorce also. He excelled in handling both. Mr Milne was able to get me 100% cleared of all tax responsibility AND settle my divorce highly efficiently. I would highly recommend Peter Milne to anyone who needs a assertive attorney in tax or family law!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-300 per hour
  • Contingency 15%-40%
  • Pro bono 2 %
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Peter G. Milne, P.C.
  • 2010 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Healy Milne & Associates, P.C.
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • Peter G. Milne, P.C.
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Peter G. Milne
  • 2002 - 2005
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Education

  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • L.LM,
  • 2003
  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2002
  • California State University, Humboldt State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982
  • Merced College
  • Associates Degree
  • 1979
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Associations

  • Tyler Area Builders Association
  • Associate Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Smith County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Taxation Section
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Section
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Taxation Section
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar, Taxation Section
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Gold Star Award
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (7)
Unknown Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Other
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community"
Elder law Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Tax Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Peter protects his clients and is always prepared."
Tax Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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