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Jaime Vasquez

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Education

New York University, LL.M. in Taxation, 2009

University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 2008

University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce, M.S. in Accounting, 2004

University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce, B.S., Accounting Concentration, 2003

Honors

Named 40 Under 40, San Antonio Business Journal, 2015

Named Outstanding Lawyer, San Antonio Business Journal, 2014

Named “Texas Rising Star” by Texas Monthly Magazine, publisher of Texas Super Lawyers, 2014, 2015, 2016

Bar Admissions

Texas

Board Certified Tax Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Court Admissions

United States Tax Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas

Profile

Mr. Vasquez concentrates his practice on federal, state, and international transactional and tax controversy matters, including income, employment, sales, franchise, motor fuels, tobacco, and other excise matters before the IRS and state taxing authorities.  Mr. Vasquez has experience resolving IRS examinations, collection cases, installment agreements, offers in compromise, requests for collection due process hearings, private letter rulings and requests for innocent spouse relief.  Mr. Vasquez has also resolved numerous administrative appeals before the IRS Office of Appeals.  Mr. Vasquez has also handled civil tax litigation matters, including serving as first and second chair in proceedings before the United States Tax Court, United States District Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.  Mr. Vasquez has settled a number of cases before the IRS Office of Chief Counsel short of or during trial.  Mr. Vasquez has also provided defense in criminal tax matters and has successfully resolved cases before the IRS Criminal Investigation Division.  Mr. Vasquez has also organized and provided business and tax planning advice to corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies.  Mr. Vasquez represents a broad range of clients including individuals, privately held businesses, and large Fortune 500 companies.

Mr. Vasquez is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).  Prior to entering the practice of law, Mr. Vasquez worked with a Big Four public accounting firm where he advised mid-size to large multi-national corporations on federal, state, local and international tax issues, reviewed income tax provisions for financial statement disclosures, and prepared and reviewed U.S. federal and state income tax returns.

Mr. Vasquez strongly believes in giving back to the community. Mr. Vasquez has provided representation in, and successfully resolved, pro bono cases through the Tax Court Pro Bono Program of the State Bar of Texas (SBOT), Section of Taxation. He also serves as the San Antonio Co-Coordinator for the SBOT Tax Court Calendar Call Pro Bono Program.  Mr. Vasquez is also the President of the Mexican American Bar Association of San Antonio, the Treasurer of the Hispanic National Bar Association Legal Education Fund, the Deputy Regional President for Region XII (AR, LA, OK, TX) of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA), and the Vice Chair of the HNBA Tax Section.  Mr. Vasquez has also volunteered with several other community non-profit organizations and local and national bar associations.

Seminars and Presentations

  • Transfer Pricing Litigation Update; Amazon, Medtronic and Other Recent Cases and New IRS Guidance, State Bar of Texas, 17th Annual International Tax Symposium, Plano, TX, November 7, 2014

  • IRS Appeals and Negotiation Strategies, St. Mary’s University, School of Law, Tax Clinic Program, October 21, 2014

  • Changes in the Internal Revenue Service and Best Practices, State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, Tax Section, June 27, 2014
  • Loyalty, Care, and Prudence: Conflicts of Interest and Fiduciary Duties, American Bar Association Section of Taxation, May 9, 2014
  • Tax Prescriptions For The Family Law Practitioner Under The New Healthcare Law, San Antonio Bar Association, Family Law Section, July 17, 2012 and November 19, 2013
  • Understanding IRS Audits and Collections, St. Mary’s University School of Law, February 18, 2012; Mexican American Bar Association of San Antonio, May 8, 2012, San Antonio Young Lawyers’ Association, April 17, 2013, Alamo Area Paralegal Association, June 25, 2013
  • How to Identify a Potential Criminal Tax Matter: Offshore Voluntary Disclosures and Other Sensitive Issues Requiring Review by an Attorney, Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry, San Antonio Tax Forum, June 18, 2013
  • Dealing with an IRS Audit, Texas Society of CPAs, Emerging Professionals Conference, June 14, 2013
  • Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: Protecting Divorcing Spouses from the IRS and Each Other; 2013 AICPA Tax Planning, Compliance and Controversy Conference, Las Vegas/May 2013 (Co-Author)
  • Tax Prescriptions for Healthcare: Analysis of the Tax Provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Healthcare and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, Houston CPA Society (Bay Area), September 2010, Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry Tax Forum, May 2010, Rio Grande Valley CPA Chapter, Business & Industry Symposium, August 23, 2012
  • Nuts & Bolts of Deficiency Cases: From Examination to the Tax Court, American Bar Association Section of Taxation, May 10, 2012
  • Guest on Latina Voices: Smart Talk Show (Discussing How the Healthcare Law Affects the Average American), Houston PBS, January 2011
  • Current Events for Tax Practitioners, Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry Tax Forum, January 2011
  • One Score – A Tax Bill Has Crossed the Goal Line: More Points to Come or Still Punting?: Analysis of the Tax Provisions of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, 33rd Annual Tax and Business Planning Seminar, Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White Williams & Aughtry, December 2010
  • Administrative and Litigation Issues in Innocent Spouse Cases, American Bar Association 2010 Joint Fall CLE Meeting, Toronto, Canada, September 2010
  • Texas Revised Franchise Tax (The Margin Tax), In-House CLE Presentation to Multi-National Company, August 2007.

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Professional Affiliations

  • 2015 Annual Tax Section Meeting, State Bar of Texas (Chair, Planning Committee)
  • 2015 Corporate Counsel Conference, Hispanic National Bar Association (Honorary Co-Chair)
  • 2015 Annual Meeting, State Bar of Texas (Planning Committee)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Commonwealth of Virginia, State of Texas
  • President, Mexican American Bar Association of San Antonio, President-Elect (2013), Treasurer (2012)
  • Treasurer, Legal Education Fund, Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Vice Chair, Tax Section, Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Deputy Regional President, Hispanic National Bar Association
  • United States Tax Court Pro Bono Program, Section of Taxation, State Bar of Texas
  • American Bar Association, Tax Section
  • 2014 Annual Tax Section Meeting, State Bar of Texas (Planning Committee)
  • San Antonio CPA Society, Texas Society of CPAs
  • 2012-2013 Leadership Academy, Section of Taxation, State Bar of Texas (Inaugural Class)
  • 2011 & 2012 Annual Advanced Tax Law Course, State Bar of Texas (Planning Committee)
  • 2012 Latino Legacy Weekend
  • Project Blueprint, Class XXIX, United Way
  • MD Anderson YMCA, Former Board Member
  • Mexican American Bar Association of Houston, Former Board Member
  • Houston Bar Association, Tax Section, Former Board Member
  • Texas Hispanic Journal of Law and Policy, Associate Editor
  • Hispanic Law Students’ Association, Former Treasurer
  • Hurricane Katrina Evacuee Tax Preparation, IRS Austin VITA Program
  • Presidential Endowment Scholarship, University of Texas School of Law
  • Dean Scholarship, New York University School of Law

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Articles & Publications

  • Nuts & Bolts of Deficiency Cases: From Examination to the Tax Court, The Practical Tax Lawyer, 27 No. 1. Prac. Tax Law. 25 (Fall 2012)
  • Regulating Immigration Through Fiscal Policymaking: Texas's New Margin Tax, Special Report, State Tax Notes, July 28, 2008 [Reprinted in 9 Hous. Bus. & Tax L. J. 62 (2008)].
  • Section 10.35(b)(4)(ii) of Circular 230 is Invalid (But Just in Case it is Valid, Please Note That You Cannot Rely on this Article to Avoid the Imposition of Penalties), 7 Hous. Bus. & Tax L. J. 293 (2007) [Reprinted in 2007 TNT 154-10 (Aug. 6, 2007)].
  • CPA Suggests Changes to Innocent Spouse Relief Form, 2007 TNT 103-52 (May 18, 2007).
  • Citing Unpublished Opinions in Tax Court Proceedings, 114 Tax Notes 171 (Jan. 15, 2007).