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Experience

Lee Meyercord focuses her practice on federal, state, and local taxation of corporations, partnerships, individuals, and nonprofit organizations. She provides clients with tax planning advice on mergers and acquisitions, the operation and dispositions of partnerships and limited liability companies, and private equity transactions, and represents taxpayers in IRS audits, appeals, and federal income tax litigation. Lee also counsels clients on the organization, operation, and termination of nonprofit corporations and trusts, and obtaining and maintaining exemptions for these organizations from federal income, state franchise, sales and use, and local ad valorem taxes.

Lee is Board Certified in Tax Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Named a “Next Generation Lawyer” in The Legal 500 US 2018 by Legalease

Board Certified in Tax Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Representative Matters

  • Represent partnerships in litigation and IRS audits and appeals involving worthless loss issues, refund claims, and procedural issues, including statutes of limitations and penalties
  • Represent tax-exempt organizations in IRS audits
  • Represent tax-exempt organizations relating to federal income tax issues, including unrelated business taxable income, compliance and reporting issues, investments, governance, and charitable contribution deduction issues
  • Represented individuals in IRS appeals involving penalties and estate and gift tax valuations issues and IRS collections case involving fiduciary liability
  • Represented a large corporation in obtaining a private letter ruling on eliminating $23 billion excess loss account
  • Represented multiple corporate clients in private and public debt and stock offerings
  • Represented a real estate holding partnership in the refinancing and recapitalization of real estate assets and disguised sale issues

Prior Employment

  • Judicial Intern for the Honorable Barbara M.G. Lynn, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, Dallas, Texas, 2008

Honors & Affiliations

Distinctions/Honors

  • Texas Rising Stars® by Thomson Reuters (Tax, Business), 2017-2018
  • “Next Generation Lawyer,” The Legal 500 US by Legalease (Tax: U.S. Taxes: Contentious), 2018
  • “Recommended Attorney,” The Legal 500 US by Legalease (Tax: U.S. Taxes: Contentious), 2018-2019
  • “Best Lawyers Under 40 in Dallas,” D Magazine, 2017
  • Tax Leadership Academy, State Bar of Texas Tax Section, 2016-2017
  • Nolan Fellow, American Bar Association Section of Taxation, 2016

Memberships/Affiliations

  • Fellow, Dallas Bar Foundation
  • Member, American Bar Association; Tax Section; Administrative Practice Committee Representative to Membership and Marketing Committee, 2013-2016
  • Member, State Bar of Texas; Co-Chair, Partnership and Real Estate Tax Committee, 2018-2019
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association, Tax Section
  • Member, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, Mental Health America of Greater Dallas, 2014-2016
  • Recruiting Committee, Thompson & Knight LLP, 2014-2015

Education & Admissions

Education

  • L.L.M., 2011, New York University School of Law; Editor, Tax Law Review
  • J.D., 2010, with high honors, The University of Texas School of Law; Order of the Coif; Phi Delta Phi; Chief Notes Editor, The Review of Litigation; Presidential Scholarship; Dean’s Achievement Award; Research Assistant to Professor Stanley Johanson (2009-2010)
  • B.A., 2006, magna cum laude, Tulane University; Founders Scholarship; Phi Mu Award for Excellent Sociological Research and Thesis

Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. Tax Ct.
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., N. Dist. Texas