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.
May 16, 2023
The 87th Annual Deep Sea Roundup to Bring More than 800 Anglers to the Texas Gulf Coast, June 29-July 2
The Deep Sea Roundup, one of the oldest and largest fishing competitions in Texas, will welcome more than 800 anglers to the Gulf Coast from June 29 to July 2, building on a more than 30-year track record of supporting scholarships for the children of Port Aransas.
April 25, 2023
Jackson Walker Congratulates 24 Attorneys Named Among 2023 “Best Lawyers in Dallas” List
Jackson Walker congratulates the 24 attorneys recognized among D Magazine’s list of the “Best Lawyers in Dallas” for 2023. 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 19, 2023
Jackson Walker Expands Tax Group With Addition of Aaron Pinegar
Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the addition of Aaron Pinegar as a partner in the Dallas Tax practice. Joining from a Baltimore-based law firm, Aaron concentrates his practice on U.S. federal income tax matters for a wide range of business transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, tax-free reorganizations, spin-offs, financings, restructurings, and tax incentive transactions.
March 23, 2023
Jackson Walker Congratulates Its 2023 Texas Rising Stars
Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the selection of 63 attorneys to Thomson Reuters’ 2023 “Super Lawyers – Rising Stars” list, which 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.
March 6, 2023
Ashley Withers to Present Tax Considerations for Structuring Deals at TexasBarCLE Course
Jackson Walker attorney Ashley P. Withers will present “Tax Considerations Behind Structuring a Deal” on Friday, March 10 at the TexasBarCLE’s 14th Annual Essentials of Business Law Course.
January 30, 2023
D Magazine Lists Vienna Anaya, David Schlottman, and Ashley Withers Among “Best Lawyers Under 40”
Vienna Flores Anaya, David Schlottman, and Ashley Withers were included in D Magazine’s 2023 “Best Lawyers Under 40” list recognizing outstanding young attorneys in the North Texas area.
January 27, 2023
Jessica Palvino and Alyca Riley Garrison to Speak at Tax Law in a Day Conference
Jackson Walker senior counsel Jessica B. Palvino and associate Alyca Riley Garrison are scheduled to present during the Tax Law in a Day Conference, providing insights on Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code. Sponsored by the Tax Section of the State Bar of Texas, the conference will be held online on February 2-3, 2023.
November 3, 2022
Jackson Walker Earns 24 National and 121 Regional “Best Law Firms” Rankings in 2023 Edition
Jackson Walker proudly announces the Firm’s inclusion in the 2023 edition of the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list. This year, our firm improved in the national rankings, with the rise of Appellate Practice and Corporate Law to Tier 2.
September 21, 2022
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.