Tax

Jackson Walker’s tax attorneys are leaders in providing unparalleled service and innovative solutions to our clients.

Our clients range from multi-billion dollar corporations to complex family-held entities to private equity firms and hedge funds to state and local governments and nonprofits. 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 federal and Texas tax controversies and litigation. We believe in delivering high-caliber tax representation based on a deep understanding of all facets of the client’s business. We engage with other Jackson Walker attorneys from a variety of practice areas, including corporate, employment, litigation, public finance, administrative law, and real estate, to drive client success.

Our expertise includes helping clients in the energy industry by providing tax planning and litigation. Additionally, we can assist companies in drafting investment structures for oil and gas projects seeking to benefit from carbon dioxide sequestration tax credits for carbon capture and utilization under code section 45Q and the Inflation Reduction Act. This includes partnership flip structures, sale lease back structures and alternatives such as transferability and direct or elective pay.

Along with assisting companies with federal and Texas tax planning and compliance, Jackson Walker also provides estate and tax planning to some of Texas’ most influential families. 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.

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 and 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, local governments, nonprofits, and individuals facing IRS audits and tax disputes nationwide. We also serve as federal and Texas tax counsel to state and local governmental entities, non-profit organizations, and for-profit developers of housing seeking or retaining tax-exempt status related to municipal financings.

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.

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.

July 11, 2024
Attorney News

‘Austin Monthly’ Lists 21 Jackson Walker Attorneys Among “Austin’s Top Attorneys” of 2024

Jackson Walker congratulates the 21 attorneys recognized among Austin Monthly’s list of “Austin’s Top Attorneys” for 2024. For recognition in the list, Austin attorneys must be nominated by their peers on the basis that they offer experienced counsel in one of 39 categories.

Lawdragon X Next Generation 2024 - Edwin Buffmire, Art Cavazos, Amanda Crouch, Brian Oates, Manny Schoenhuber, Bethany Pickett Shah, and Ashley Withers

June 28, 2024
Attorney News

Seven Jackson Walker Attorneys Named to Lawdragon’s List of 500 Next-Generation Lawyers

Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the selection of Edwin Buffmire, Art Cavazos, Amanda Crouch, Brian Oates, Manny Schoenhuber, Bethany Pickett Shah, and Ashley Withers to the “Lawdragon 500 X – The Next Generation” list for 2024.

May 28, 2024
Attorney News

The 88th Annual Deep Sea Roundup, July 11-14, Promotes Family Traditions and Scholarships for Texas Gulf Coast Students

The 88th Annual Deep Sea Roundup, one of the oldest and largest fishing competitions on the Texas coast, is set to take place on July 11-14. For more than three decades, the tournament has brought participants of all ages together to support educational scholarships and youth-related activities for the children of Port Aransas. Willie Hornberger has been a longtime supporter of the tournament and says the Roundup is a tradition cherished by his family.

May 7, 2024
Attorney News

William Hornberger to Serve as Commencement Speaker at Texas A&M International University Graduation

Jackson Walker partner William H. Hornberger will serve as the commencement speaker for the Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) Spring 2024 Graduation Ceremony, taking place on Thursday, May 9, 2024.

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April 19, 2024
Attorney News

Jackson Walker Congratulates 23 Attorneys Named Among 2024 “Best Lawyers in Dallas” List

Jackson Walker congratulates the 23 attorneys recognized among D Magazine’s list of the “Best Lawyers in Dallas” for 2024. 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.

April 17, 2024
Insights

Student-Athletes as Employees Spells Legal Stressors for Schools | Bloomberg Tax

The union-aspiring Dartmouth College men’s basketball team has put the full court press on their “employer,” labor agencies, and courts of law — with far-reaching legal and financial implications.

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March 21, 2024
Attorney News

Jackson Walker Congratulates 2024 Texas Rising Stars

Each year, Super Lawyers recognizes only 5% of Texas attorneys who either are 40 years of age or younger or have been in practice for 10 years or less as “Rising Stars.”

February 15, 2024
Mentions

William Hornberger Featured in fDi Intelligence’s Analysis of US Relocation Trends

Jackson Walker partner William H. Hornberger was featured in fDi Intelligence’s publication, “Texas and Florida biggest winners from US relocations,” issued on January 29, 2024. The article highlights the significant appeal of Texas, which has managed to successfully allure close to a fifth of all U.S. company relocations over the past five years, reflecting companies’ strategic decisions of establishing operations in favorable business landscapes.

February 2, 2024
Speaking Engagements

Jessica Palvino and Alyca Garrison to Present at Tax Law in a Day Conference

Jackson Walker senior counsel Jessica B. Palvino and associate Alyca Garrison are scheduled to present during the Tax Law in a Day Conference, sharing key insights for tax lawyers advising on Equity Compensation Plans.

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