Tax

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.

September 21, 2022
Attorney News

Jackson Walker Congratulates Its 64 “Texas Super Lawyers” of 2022

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.

Nick Diamond and Ashley Withers

August 18, 2022
Podcasts

How the Inflation Reduction Act Changes Tax and Healthcare Laws

~11.5 minutes | Featuring Nick Diamond & Ashley Withers

With the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 now signed into law, there are a number of changes to federal tax and healthcare laws. Nick Diamond and Ashley Withers join Jackson Walker’s Fast Takes podcast for a brief overview of key changes to taxes and healthcare under the new law.

August 18, 2022
Attorney News

‘The Best Lawyers in America’ Honors 214 Jackson Walker Attorneys in 2023 Edition, Including 11 “Lawyers of the Year” and 41 “Ones to Watch”

The Best Lawyers in America has recognized 214 Jackson Walker attorneys across 6 offices and 79 specialty practice areas in its 2023 edition, including 11 Lawyers of the Year and 41 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.

August 16, 2022
Insights

Planning for 2023 and Beyond – Tax Changes in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

By Ashley P. Withers

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 has been signed into law. This article highlights key tax components that may impact you. Most of the Act’s tax changes go into effect on January 1, 2023, and should be considered in planning for 2023 and beyond.

Willie Hornberger with Jackson Walker logo

April 28, 2022
Attorney News

Willie Hornberger Presented With Financial Executive Award for Outstanding Public Service

D CEO honored Willie Hornberger for his commitment to community service at the 2022 Financial Executive Awards, which recognized top corporate financial executives in Dallas-Fort Worth on Tuesday, April 26, 2022.

Jackson Walker - D Magazine Best Lawyers in Dallas 2022

April 25, 2022
Attorney News

Jackson Walker Congratulates 21 Attorneys Named Among 2022 “Best Lawyers in Dallas” List

Jackson Walker congratulates the 21 attorneys recognized among D Magazine’s list of the “Best Lawyers in Dallas” for 2022. For recognition in the list, Dallas attorneys must be nominated by their peers on the basis that they offer unmatched counsel in one of 40 categories.

Dallas

February 16, 2022
Mentions

Multifamily Project With QOZ Bend Headed to The Cedars | Dallas Business Journal (Subscription Required)

Real estate may have jumped into qualified opportunity zones first, which is how many people gained familiarity with the space, but the adoption has been much broader than that, Brian Dethrow stated in an interview with the Dallas Business Journal.  “The QOZ space is a remarkable play. If you drive around Dallas, you can see instances where it has completely changed the landscape,” he noted.

Ron Kerridge with Jackson Walker logo

December 6, 2021
Mentions

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
Spotlight

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.

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