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Welcome to TaxBlawg, a blog resource from Chamberlain Hrdlicka for news and analysis of current legal issues facing tax practitioners. Although blawg.com identifies nearly 1,400 active “blawgs,” including 20+ blawgs related to taxation and estate planning, the needs of tax professionals have received surprisingly little attention.

Tax practitioners have previously lacked a dedicated resource to call their own. For those intrepid souls, we offer TaxBlawg, a forum of tax talk for tax pros.

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  • Tania  Albuja
    Special Counsel

    Tania Albuja is a special counsel attorney with the Tax Controversy and Litigation group in Houston. She received her J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center and her LL.M in Taxation from the Georgetown University Law Center.

  • Lawrence M. Bass

    Lawrence Bass is a shareholder in the firm's trusts and estates and employee benefit practice.  Mr. Bass possesses more than 40 years of experience in counseling clients on a wide variety of matters including income, gift, estate and ...

  • Brett T. Berly

    Brett Berly is a Shareholder in the Firm’s Trusts & Estates section. He focuses his practice on the representation of high net-worth individuals and fiduciaries of trusts and estates with respect to estate planning, probate ...

  • David N. Calvillo

    David Calvillo delivers a multidisciplinary perspective to his clients from the Firm’s offices in Houston and San Antonio.

    As an accomplished board-certified civil trial lawyer, professional neutral, Certified Public ...

  • Sebastien N. Chain

    Sebastien Chain joined Chamberlain Hrdlicka in 2011 and concentrates his practice on federal, state and local tax controversies, both civil and criminal, and he represents clients at the examination level, administrative ...

  • Stuart H. Clements

    Stuart Clements advises both individual and institutional clients in federal, state, and international tax planning and controversy matters, including income, employment, and excise tax considerations.  Mr. Clements has ...

  • George W. Connelly

    George Connelly is recognized as one of the leading federal tax litigators in the United States.  His practice focuses on IRS audit, collection and criminal matters including civil and criminal tax litigation matters, for clients ...

  • Tom  Cullinan

    Tom Cullinan is a Shareholder in the Firm's Atlanta office. Tom joined the Firm from the IRS, where he served as the Counselor to the IRS Commissioner and then as the acting IRS Chief of Staff.  

    While at the IRS, Tom was a member of the ...

  • Julie G. Edelman

    Julie is a Shareholder in the firm’s Trusts & Estates section.  Her practice focuses on estate, gift, and generation-skipping tax planning as well as estate administration and related matters.  She handles matters such as the ...

  • Asher  Fried
    Senior Counsel

    Asher Fried is a senior counsel in the Tax Controversy & Litigation Section of Chamberlain Hrdlicka in the Houston office.

    Asher has significant experience representing clients in federal and state corporate and partnership ...

  • Alissa  Gipson
    Senior Associate

    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 ...

  • Habeeb "Hobbs" I. Gnaim

    Habeeb “Hobbs” Gnaim is a Shareholder in the Firm and serves as the head of the Firm's Tax Planning & Business Transactions Group. Mr. Gnaim previously served on the Firm’s Board of Directors and as head of the Recruiting ...

  • Karl E. Jackson, Jr.
    Special Counsel

    Karl is a Special Counsel attorney in The Tax Controversy & Litigation Practice Group. He has successfully represented all types and sizes of taxpayers, including professional service firms, clinical research companies ...

  • Thomas E. Jones, Jr.

    Tom Jones is a Chamberlain Hrdlicka shareholder who maintains a dual practice in Corporate/Business law and Trust and Estates law. He has over 40 years of experience providing counsel and guidance to corporate management, business ...

  • Philip  Karter

    Philip Karter specializes in tax controversy and tax litigation matters.  In his 40-year career, Mr. Karter has litigated Federal tax cases in the United States District Courts, the United States Tax Court and the United States Court ...

  • John  Kirbo
    Senior Counsel

    John Kirbo is a Senior Counsel in our tax controversy practice in Atlanta. John primarily represents clients before the Tax Court, Federal District Court, and the Internal Revenue Service.

    John has a background in business ...

  • J. Scot  Kirkpatrick

    Scot Kirkpatrick possesses substantial experience in estate and tax law and heads the Trust and Estates Practice Group of the firm’s Atlanta office. He primarily represents high net worth individuals and their families.

    Mr ...

  • Samuel T. Kuzniewski

    Sam Kuzniewski is a member of the Tax Controversy group in the Atlanta office.

    Prior to joining Chamberlain Hrdlicka, Sam earned his LL.M. in taxation at the University of Florida Levin College of Law and his J.D. at the University of ...

  • Jennifer Duval Lindy

    Jennifer Lindy serves as a Shareholder in the Tax Controversy & Litigation and International Tax Practice Groups. Jennifer represents individual, partnership/pass-through, and multinational corporate taxpayers with a ...

  • Peter A. Lowy

    Peter A. Lowy, a shareholder in Chamberlain Hrdlicka’s Houston office, is best known for his tax controversy work and deep experience in the energy sector. He also advises corporations and other taxpayers in a broad spectrum of ...

  • Mark  Lubin
    Special Counsel

    Mark Lubin is a tax attorney and CPA with extensive experience in M&A, international tax, joint ventures, restructurings, alternative investment vehicles and other areas of taxation important to companies operating globally and ...

  • Patrick W. Martin

    With 30 years of legal experience, Patrick Martin’s practice focuses on a wide range of international tax issues. He assists domestic and foreign privately held companies, global investors, funds and other business entities ...

  • Tristan  Montaque

    Tristan Montaque is an Associate Attorney in the Tax Controversy and Litigation group in Chamberlain Hrdlicka’s Houston office. He received both his J.D. and LL.M in Taxation at the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

  • Andrew  Mullendore

    Andrew Mullendore is an associate tax attorney and certified public accountant specializing in Tax Controversy. He has years of experience representing clients throughout all stages of the administrative and litigation phases ...

  • Katherine Patton Noll

    Katherine is a shareholder in the Tax Planning and Business Transactions and the Tax Controversy Section of Chamberlain Hrdlicka.  She represents clients in a broad range of federal and multi-state tax planning and tax controversy ...

  • Lauren D. Parker
    Senior Associate

    Lauren Parker advises clients on estate planning, probate, and wealth transfer law matters. Her experience ranges from simple will drafting to more complex tax-planned wills, revocable trusts, defective grantor trusts and ...

  • Hale E. Sheppard

    Practice Areas

    Hale Sheppard is a partner in the Tax Controversy Section of Chamberlain Hrdlicka.  He defends clients in tax audits, tax appeals, and Tax Court litigation, covering both domestic and international issues. Hale's ...

  • Jonathan M. Stasney

    Jonathan Stasney is an associate in the Tax Controversy Practice Group. He graduated from Texas A&M University, and received his law degree and an LLM in Taxation from the University of Houston Law Center.

    Prior to attending law ...

  • Joshua A. Sutin

    Joshua Sutin helps clients unravel complex legal and business issues related to employee benefit plans, tax-exempt organizations, and business tax planning. He counsels both businesses and not-for-profit organizations on the ...

  • Kevin F. Sweeney

    Kevin Sweeney is an experienced tax attorney and former federal prosecutor who specializes in defending clients in civil and criminal tax controversy and litigation matters. He focuses on high-stakes IRS audits, civil tax ...

  • Leo  Unzeitig

    Leo Unzeitig is a shareholder in Chamberlain Hrdlicka’s San Antonio office. He assists with a wide range of federal tax controversy and litigation matters at all stages before the Internal Revenue Service and federal courts. Leo ...

  • Jaime  Vasquez

    Jaime Vasquez is a tax attorney in San Antonio. Mr. Vasquez is the Managing Shareholder of Chamberlain's San Antonio Office.

    Mr. Vasquez concentrates his practice on federal, state, and international transactional and tax ...

  • Juan F. Vasquez, Jr.

    Juan F. Vasquez, Jr. is a Shareholder in Houston and San Antonio. Mr. Vasquez serves as the Chair of the Firm's Tax Controversy Section and concentrates his practice on federal, state and local tax controversy matters, including in ...

  • Victor J. Viser

    Victor J. Viser is an associate in Chamberlain Hrdlicka's San Antonio office. He focuses his practice on federal, state, and international tax planning and controversy matters.

    Mr. Viser also has expertise on the Paycheck ...

  • Robert Jeffrey Waddell

    Robert Jeffrey Waddell maintains a multi-faceted practice focused on the issues and concerns of business owners, including contracts, mergers, lending, acquisition of real estate, corporate and business succession and wealth ...

  • Steven M. Wyatt

    Wyatt is a shareholder in the Tax Controversy Practice Group and the Estate & Income Tax Planning & Estate Administration Practice Group.

    He has experience in wealth and asset protection planning, life insurance planning ...