Our tax attorneys are leaders in providing unparalleled service and innovative solutions to our clients. As some of the pre-eminent tax lawyers in the state, members of our Tax Group are skilled in handling State tax matters at the most complex level. From tax planning to tax controversy and litigation, we cover the tax waterfront.

Our Tax Group has been a go-to national practice for decades. In fact, one of our founding partners, John Paul Jackson, was a nationally regarded authority on tax law whose work helped shape tax legislation in the mid-20th century. Today, our tax attorneys continue that tradition of excellence. Members of the tax group have been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for Tax Law, hold advanced degrees including the L.L.M in Taxation, are licensed Certified Public Accountants, and have held positions with leading tax organizations throughout the country.

Our clients range from multi-billion dollar corporations to complex family-held entities to private equity and hedge funds. We work in partnership with our clients to achieve their business goals by developing innovative strategies to maximize tax benefits while minimizing potential risks and by providing exceptional representation in tax controversies and litigation. We believe it is impossible to deliver high-caliber tax representation without a deep understanding of all facets of the client’s business. Consequently, we engage attorneys from a variety of practice areas, including corporate, employment, litigation, bankruptcy, and real estate law, to drive client success.

With comprehensive knowledge of Transactional Tax issues, our attorneys guide corporate clients through every stage of development, from initial formation through mergers, acquisitions, spinoffs, transfers, and expansion into new markets. Our attorneys have extensive experience in the complicated and rapidly changing laws surrounding Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation. In addition to this experience, members of our Investment Funds group are skilled in providing tax advice to fund investors.

Some of Texas’ most influential families trust us to provide comprehensive estate and tax planning through our Wealth Planning unit and Family Office Group. Our attorneys serve as primary advisers for many privately held and family-owned businesses, and we represent some of the largest private foundations, associations, and healthcare and educational institutions in Texas.

We have been a leader in Energy Law since the 1800s. Another of our founding partners, A.W. Walker, Jr., developed many of the fundamental concepts of modern oil and gas law. We remain on the cutting edge of tax planning for the energy industry, helping clients maintain a competitive advantage in a rapidly changing field. Our tax attorneys have also successfully contested, litigated, and favorably settled numerous complex tax cases for energy companies, other corporations and individuals.

When it comes to Tax Controversy and Litigation, we combine top-notch tax expertise with one of the most formidable trial groups in the Southwest. Our State & Local tax group includes some of the leading experts on state tax planning and disputes. Our federal tax attorneys are equally skilled in federal tax controversy and have successfully defended corporations and individuals facing IRS audits and tax disputes nationwide. Furthermore, our Litigation practice is among the largest in the Southwest, with trial experience across multiple industry sectors and in nearly all 50 states.

At Jackson Walker, we provide trusted counsel to some of the most affluent and influential families in Texas. We know the legal considerations that come with significant family wealth are diverse and complicated. That’s why we build a relationship with each client, tailoring our services to your unique needs. Of course, every successful relationship is built on trust, and you can depend on us to provide straightforward advice about how to achieve your goals, protect your family’s interests and provide for those you care about, both now and for generations to come.

Ron Kerridge with Jackson Walker logo

December 6, 2021

Ron Kerridge Quoted in ‘Dallas Business Journal’ on Tax Implications of Build Back Better Act

With the U.S. Senate set to consider H.R. 5376, Build Back Better Act, Ron Kerridge spoke with the Dallas Business Journal about changes to the bill and the potential impact on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and private equity.

November 4, 2021

Jackson Walker Earns 25 National and 114 Regional “Best Law Firms” Rankings in 2022 Edition

Jackson Walker proudly announces the Firm’s inclusion in the 2022 edition of the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list. Rankings are based on client feedback on several criteria, including its practice groups, responsiveness, understanding of each client’s business, cost-efficiency, civility, and whether they would refer another client to the Firm. The selection process also includes the collection of peer evaluations and a final review by leading attorneys in each field.

Tax deduction business planning

September 24, 2021

How the Proposed $2.1 Trillion Tax Hikes Could Impact U.S. Businesses and Taxpayers

~13 minutes | The U.S. House Ways and Means Committee has approved a proposal to increase certain taxes by $2.1 trillion to offset the House Democrats’ $3.5 trillion government spending plan. With a long way to go and a number of possible changes to be made along the way, Ron Kerridge, Argyrios Saccopoulos, Nate Smithson, and Ashley Withers discuss some of the key aspects of the proposal.

September 22, 2021
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Jackson Walker Congratulates Its 57 “Texas Super Lawyers” of 2021

Each year, less than 5% of attorneys in Texas are named to the list. Selection is based off of peer nominations that are then reviewed by a research team. Each nominee is evaluated on his or her professional accomplishments, peer recognition, and community involvement.

August 19, 2021
Attorney News

‘The Best Lawyers in America’ Honors 178 Jackson Walker Attorneys in 2022 Edition, Including 8 “Lawyers of the Year” and 31 “Ones to Watch”

The Best Lawyers in America has recognized 178 Jackson Walker attorneys across 6 offices and 67 specialty practice areas in its 2022 edition, including 8 Lawyers of the Year and 31 Ones to Watch. Best Lawyers listings are based on an exhaustive peer review survey of thousands of attorneys who vote on the legal abilities of others in their practice areas.

Argyrios Saccopoulos with Jackson Walker logo

August 19, 2021
Attorney News

Argyrios Saccopoulos Discusses “Taxation of Carried Interests” During TexasBarCLE Tax Law Conference

During the Tax Law 2021: Practicing Tax Law in Uncertain Times course, Jackson Walker attorney Argyrios Saccopoulos will present “Taxation of Carried Interests,” a CLE program discussing new regulations, fee waivers, and a freeze on carried interest.

Treasury Department building with Jackson Walker logo

May 20, 2021

Beware September 10th Deadline for Certain “Qualified Opportunity Fund” Investments

By Argyrios Saccopoulos & Brian Dethrow

The upcoming deadline to make a “capital gain rollover” investment into a “qualified opportunity fund” with respect to certain 2020 pass-through gains is September 10, 2021.

D Magazine Best Lawyers in Dallas 2021 (May 2021)

April 28, 2021
Attorney News

‘D Magazine’ Names 23 Jackson Walker Attorneys Among “Best Lawyers in Dallas” for 2021

Jackson Walker congratulates the 23 attorneys recognized among D Magazine’s list of the “Best Lawyers in Dallas” for 2021.

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April 5, 2021

Tax Advice for a New Administration

After the unprecedented year that was 2020, many are looking for signs of a brighter 2021 and financial opportunities that may lie ahead. But there is one constant theme that cuts across both years: change. And with a shift in political control over the executive and legislative branches, significant federal income tax modifications may be on the way for individuals and businesses.

Willie Hornberger with Jackson Walker logo

March 24, 2021

Life, Death, and Taxes | CLOSLER

By Willie Hornberger | As a patient who’s a lawyer, I’ve learned that lawyers and doctors have more in common than you might think. Finding a professional who is humble, kind, and trustworthy can make all the difference in your experience with law and medicine.

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