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Alissa Gipson

Senior Associate


University of Houston Law Center, LL.M., Taxation, 2017

University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 2016

Texas A&M University, magna cum laude, President’s Endowed Scholar, B.A. Business Honors and Marketing, 2011


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Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

U.S. Tax Court


Alissa Gipson is a Senior Associate in the Tax Controversy, International Tax, State and Local Tax and Tax Planning sections in the Houston office. Ms. Gipson’s experience includes assisting clients with examinations and administrative appeals, state and local tax controversies, cross border civil and criminal tax matters, trust and estate matters, overseas tax effects, white-collar criminal defense and investigations, Affordable Care Act tax requirements and domestic and international tax planning matters.

Ms. Gipson is a member of the Firm’s Diversity and Attorney Development Committee, Recruiting Committee and Pro Bono Committee. Ms. Gipson is also active in several community organizations, including as a member of the Steering Committee of the University of Houston Law Center’s Black Law Alumni organization and a mentor with the University of Houston Law Center’s Pipeline Program. She recently co-authored an article on Diversity, Inclusion and Retention in Law Firms for The Legal Intelligencer and has since presented the topic for a Thomson Reuters CLE and the Federal Bar Association’s Section on Taxation.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Tax Section
  • Houston Bar Association, Tax Section
  • State Bar of Texas, Tax Section
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Houston Lawyers Association
  • The Downtown Group
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Young Professionals Group
  • UHLC Black Law Alumni, Steering Committee
  • UHLC Pipeline Program, Mentor




Seminars & Presentations

  • A DIRE Need: Diversity, Inclusion, Retention and Engagement in Law Firms (this was a CLE hosted by Celesq AttorneysEd Center Partnership with Thomson Reuters/West LegalEdcenter  – with Jennifer Karpchuck and Diana Gomez)



  • Houston Business and Tax Law Journal, 2016, “Attempting to Reform the Use of Local Property Taxes to Finance Education: A Strategic Approach”
  • How to Even the Playing Field—Diversity, Inclusion and Retention in Law Firms (Legal Intelligencer)

  • The (Problematic) Road to Taxing Digital Advertising (Tax Notes)

  • Oracle USA Inc. v. Commissioner of Revenue: Statutory Construction and Commissioner’s Authority (Bloomberg Tax)