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Chris Newsom

Tax Attorney at Southlake, TX

5.0   5 reviews

also known as Christian George Newsom

  • Licensed for 28 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1995
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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Mr. Newsom has been Board Certified in Tax Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 2005.  His law practice includes federal and state tax planning; representing taxpayers in audits or disputes with the IRS and Texas Comptroller; mergers and acquisitions; partnerships, LLCs, and corporations; general contracts and business law; forming and advising tax-exempt organizations; and estate planning.

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Newsom Law Firm
280 Miron Drive
Southlake, TX, 76092


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Posted by Rebecca | November 9, 2018
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Executive Director
Chris Newsom is not only an excellent attorney, but conducts all activities in the most professional manner. Mr. Newsom assisted our business with several complex tax related issues. While working on our case, he maintained a high level of quality communication throughout the process, and was thorough in his efforts. All of our concerns were addressed and issues were resolved in a timely manner. He also advocated for us through the process. If there were circumstances where our needs could be met by someone other than himself, and it would save us money, he would provide us with those resources. While taking care of our business he was both ethical and excellent. I'd highly recommend him to anyone who wanted to make sure that they were selecting an incredible attorney.
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Posted by Marilyn | October 23, 2018
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Last Will & Testament
Chris took me through the process of preparing my Will, my Living Will and two Powers of Attorney. He was very thorough and thought of things I would have missed. I am very satisfied with the results, and highly recommend Chris.
Posted by Celia | October 15, 2018
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Happy Client
Our small business hired Chris to oversee a buy out. He was professional and explained in detail all of the different options. I would highly recommend him!
Posted by Francine | October 10, 2018
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Chris Newsom was thorough and meticulous with my case. He is always available to answer any of my questions or concerns. I can't thank him enough for walking me through a very complex legal matter and being a huge support throughout.
Posted by Jaime | April 25, 2018
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Resolution of Home Owners Association Tax Issue
Our HOA hired the services of Chris to resolve tax issues related to federal taxes and Texas State Taxes. He helped us developed a strategy to resolve both matters, taking into account the different risks and practical solutions. With his assistance we executed the plan with excellent results in a very timely manner. During the process he was always very prompt to respond to our queries and concerns. I also found his fees to be very reasonable. I highly recommend his services.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Newsom Law Firm
  • 2011 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody, PC
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Chris Newsom
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Attorney
  • Meadows Collier Reed Cousins Crouch & Ungerman, LLP
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Attorney
  • Strasburger & Price LLP (now known as Clark Hill Strasburger)
  • 1997 - 2003
  • Attorney
  • Ernst & Young LLP
  • 1995 - 1997
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  • Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law
  • LLM - Master of Laws in Taxation
  • 2005
  • Duke University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Baylor University
  • B.B.A. - Accounting
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • U.S. v. Wyly, Charles and Sam


  • State Bar of Texas, Business Law Section
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • United States Tax Court
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2006 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Taxation Section
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Section
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1995 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2017
  • Award for LLM in Tax Graduate with Highest GPA
  • Dallas Bar Association Tax Section / SMU Law
  • 2005
  • Board Certified - Tax Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2005
  • Senior Editor of one of Duke's law journals
  • Duke University School of Law
  • 1994
  • Graduated cum laude
  • Baylor University
  • 1992
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  • Timarron Life
  • Taxing Times (about 2012 Tax Act)
  • 2013
  • Real Estate Probate & Trust Law Reporter
  • Texas Margin Tax Summary
  • 2006
  • Alaska Law Review
  • Senior Editor
  • 1995

Speaking Engagements

  • Strasburger & Price Annual Tax Symposium
  • Tax Issues
  • 2000

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