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Tax Blawg

Tax Talk Blog for Tax Pros

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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  • David N. Calvillo
    Shareholder

    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 ...

  • Larry A. Campagna
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    Larry Campagna has established a reputation as an authoritative litigator in matters of business litigation and white collar criminal defense, as well as federal, state and local tax controversies.  Over more than 40 years, he has ...

  • Sebastien N. Chain
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    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 ...

  • George W. Connelly, Jr.
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    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 ...

  • Stephanie  Friese (Aron)
    Shareholder

    Stephanie Friese Aron is involved in many different aspects of commercial real estate transactions, from acquisition of land, to leasing, construction, financing, and disposition. Her clients value high quality service and ...

  • Habeeb "Hobbs" I. Gnaim
    Shareholder

    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 also serves as a member of the Firm’s Board of Directors. Mr. Gnaim focuses his practice ...

  • Philip  Karter
    Shareholder

    Philip Karter specializes in tax controversy and tax litigation matters.  In his 37-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 ...

  • Josh  Ling
    Associate

    Josh Ling is an associate in the Tax Planning & Business Transactions group. Prior to joining Chamberlain Hrdlicka, Josh worked in Grant Thornton's M&A Tax practice, where he focused on tax planning for businesses throughout ...

  • Peter A. Lowy
    Shareholder

    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 ...

  • James M. McNeel
    Shareholder

    James McNeel maintains a fiduciary litigation practice exclusively in the areas of estates, trusts, contested guardianships, and other related litigation. Jim handles claims by and against estate administrators, trustees ...

  • Justice David M. Medina
    Shareholder

    Justice David Medina serves as a shareholder in Chamberlain Hrdlicka's commercial litigation and appellate practices in both our Houston and San Antonio offices. Justice Medina also serves as Co-Chair of the Firm's Appellate ...

  • Katherine Patton Noll
    Shareholder

    Katherine Noll advises clients in federal and multi-state income tax matters, including business tax planning, tax compliance, controversy, executive compensation, fringe benefits, and employee benefit plan matters ...

  • Michael B. Overstreet
    Senior Associate

    As a business lawyer and CPA, Michael Overstreet assists businesses, individuals, and families with business transactions and tax planning. Raised in a small business himself, Michael is passionate about helping clients handle ...

  • Lauren D. Parker
    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
    Shareholder

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    Hale Sheppard is a partner in the Tax Controversy & Litigation Section and Chair of the International Tax Section.  He defends clients in tax audits, tax appeals, and Tax Court litigation, covering both domestic and ...

  • Lawrence W. Sherlock
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    Larry Sherlock is a tax attorney in the Tax Controversy Section of Chamberlain Hrdlicka in Houston.

    In more than 30 years of practice, Larry has achieved success both at the Tax Division of the Justice Department and at Chamberlain ...

  • Joshua A. Sutin
    Shareholder

    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 ...

  • Leo  Unzeitig
    Associate

    Leo Unzeitig is an associate 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
    Shareholder

    Jaime 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 ...

  • Juan F. Vasquez, Jr.
    Shareholder

    Juan Vasquez, Jr. serves as the Co-Chair of the Firm's Tax Controversy Section and concentrates his practice on federal, state and local tax controversy matters, including in connection with examinations, administrative appeals ...