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Experience

Jessica Kirk focuses her practice on federal, state, and local taxation of corporations, partnerships, individuals, and nonprofit organizations.  She represents taxpayers in IRS audits, appeals, and tax litigation and provides clients with tax planning advice on mergers and acquisitions, the operation and dispositions of partnerships and limited liability companies, and private equity transactions.

More attorneys selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 in the practice areas of Tax Law than any other firm in Texas

Ranked among the top five firms in Texas for Tax in Chambers USA 2020 by Chambers and Partners

Prior Employment

  • Student Attorney, SMU Tax Clinic, 2016
  • KFC Global & Pizza Hut Global Legal Intern, Yum! Restaurants International, 2014
  • Corporate Real Estate Legal Intern, American Airlines, 2013
  • Judicial Extern for the Honorable Justice Kerry P. FitzGerald, Court of Appeals for the Fifth District of Texas at Dallas, 2013
  • Judicial Externfor the Honorable Martin Hoffman, 68th Judicial District Court, Dallas County, 2013
  • Judicial Extern for the Honorable Justice Elizabeth Lang-Miers, Court of Appeals for the Fifth District of Texas at Dallas, State Court Education Program, 2013

Honors & Affiliations

Distinctions/Honors

  • One to Watch, The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc. (Tax Law), 2021
  • State Bar of Texas, Tax Section, Law Students Pursuing Tax Law Scholarship Recipient, 2016

Memberships/Affiliations

  • Associates Committee, Thompson & Knight LLP, 2021
  • Dallas CASA Young Professionals Council, 2019-2021
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association, Tax Section
  • Member, Dallas Women Lawyers Association
  • Member, State Bar of Texas, Tax Section

Education & Admissions

Education

  • J.D., 2016, magna cum laude , SMU Dedman School of Law; Order of the Coif; Dean’s List; SMU Law Review Association; Judges’ Bench Brief Writer, Howie Sweeney Moot Court; Best Oral Advocate in Round, Jackson Walker Moot Court; Garner Law Scholar; President, Secretary, Real Estate Law Association; Co-Student Coordinator, Academic Success Mentor, Academic Success Program; Honorary Service Organization, The Barristers
  • M.S., 2010, University of Nebraska; Dean’s List
  • B.S., 2007, University of Nebraska; Dean’s List; Architecture Faculty Award for Scholastic Achievement

Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. Tax Court