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Tax: Litigation
6 Years Ranked

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Provided by Juan F Vasquez Jr

USA

Practice Areas

Appellate Law

Tax Controversy & Litigation

Tax

State and Local Tax Controversy & Planning

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Audits and Investigations

Career

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 and trial.

Mr. Vasquez also represents clients in administrative and policy matters before the IRS, various states, and local taxing authorities. He also represents clients in tax planning, ERISA and executive/deferred compensation, appellate law, estate planning, trust related matters, and Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) review, audit, and appeals matters. Mr. Vasquez represents a broad range of clients including individuals, privately held businesses, and large Fortune 500 companies and multinationals.

Mr. Vasquez has been involved in complex cases at various levels of the court system, including the Tax Court, Federal District Courts, Court of Federal Claims, Courts of Appeal (the Fourth, Fifth, Seventh, Eleventh and Federal Circuits), and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. Vasquez serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston Law Center, where he teaches Tax Controversy & Litigation, Tax Procedure & Practice and previously taught Taxation of Sales and Exchanges.

An active member of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation, Mr. Vasquez served as the immediate Past Chair of the Committee on Court Procedure and Practice. Mr. Vasquez was awarded the Tax Section's Janet R. Spragens Pro Bono Award, and is the past Chair of the Tax Section's Diversity Committee.

Mr. Vasquez serves as the Chair of the Firm's Diversity and Attorney Development Committee. Mr. Vasquez is the past Chair of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) Tax Section, and also served as a past National Treasurer of the HNBA.

Mr. Vasquez is a frequent lecturer and author on topics relating to tax controversy, partnerships, corporate tax, and other related matters.

Mr. Vasquez is a past Chair of the Houston Bar Association Section of Taxation and serves on the Leadership Council on the State Bar of Texas Section of Taxation, and also serves as Co-Chair of the Section of Taxation's Tax Controversy Committee and is the immediate Past Chair of the Section of Taxation’s Pro Bono Committee.

Mr. Vasquez has been named as a leading individual in the Tax Litigation Nationwide category in the Chambers USA's "America's Leading Lawyers for Business" Client Guide. He has also been named a "Super Lawyer" by Texas Monthly. Mr. Vasquez has also been selected for inclusion in the The Best Lawyers in America in the specialty of Tax Law and the specialty of Litigation & Controversy - Tax, and has been named in Texas' Best Lawyers in Tax Law.

Mr. Vasquez strongly believes in giving back to the community and is proud to serve on the Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters, where he is also Treasurer, past Chair of the Audit Committee, and a Member of the Executive Committee. Mr. Vasquez is also honored to serve on the Scholarship Committee for the La Michoacana Foundation. Mr. Vasquez is a past President of the Hispanic Bar Association of Houston and is a past President of the Mexican-American Bar Association of Houston. Mr. Vasquez’s pro bono work was recently recognized with the State Bar of Texas Hispanic Issues Section Pete Torres Community Service Award.

Professional Memberships

Co-Chair, Tax Controversy Section, Chamberlain Hrdlicka

Adjunct Professor, Tax Controversy & Litigation, University of Houston Law Center

Adjunct Professor, Tax Procedure & Practice, University of Houston Law Center

Past Adjunct Professor, Taxation of Sales and Exchanges, University of Houston Law Center

Past Adjunct Professor, Tax Controversies, Texas Southern University-Thurgood Marshall School of Law

Past Chair, Committee on Court Procedure and Practice, Section of Taxation, American Bar Association

Past Chair, Tax Section; Past National Treasurer; Past Member of Executive Committee, Board of Governors, Hispanic National Bar Association

Past Chair, Section of Taxation, Houston Bar Association

Past Chair, Privilege and Evidence Subcommittee, Committee on Court Procedure and Practice, Section of Taxation, American Bar Association

Past Chair, Diversity Committee, Section of Taxation, American Bar Association

Member, American College of Tax Counsel

Member, Board of Directors, Chamberlain Hrdlicka

Chair, Diversity and Attorney Development Committee, Chamberlain Hrdlicka

Past Treasurer; Board of Directors, Hispanic National Bar Association Legal Education Fund

Leadership Council, Section of Taxation, State Bar of Texas

Co-Chair, Tax Controversy Committee, Section of Taxation, State Bar of Texas

Past Chair, Pro Bono Committee, Section of Taxation, State Bar of Texas

Past Liaison, Section of Taxation, American Bar Association Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession

Past Chair, Law Student Tax Challenge (Final Round Judging), Section of Taxation, American Bar Association

Past Chairman, IRS/Tax Practitioner Study Group

Houston Tax Procedure Group

Houston Wednesday Tax Forum

Past President; Board of Directors, Hispanic Bar Association of Houston

Past President, Mexican American Bar Association of Houston

Mexican American Bar Association of San Antonio

Audit Committee, Executive Committee, Board of Directors, Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star

Treasurer, Past Chair (Audit Committee), Executive Committee, Board of Directors, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Houston

Board of Directors, Houston Business and Tax Law Journal, University of Houston Law Center

Board of Directors, Section of Taxation, Houston Bar Association

Founder and Past Executive Editor, Houston Business and Tax Law Journal, University of Houston Law Center

Founder and Past President, Corporate & Taxation Law Society, University of Houston Law Center

Project Blueprint, Class XXV

Awards

Named a Leading Attorney in the Tax Litigation Nationwide category

Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Named in Best Lawyers in America in Litigation & Controversy - Tax

Named a "Super Lawyer" by Thomson Reuters

Named a "Top Lawyer" by Houstonia

Named a Tax Controversy Leader in International Tax Review

Named in Texas' Best Lawyers in Tax Law

Named a "Texas Rising Star" by Texas Monthly

Elected to American College of Tax Counsel

Recipient, 2019 Hispanic Issues Section Pete Torres Community Service Award, State Bar of Texas

Recipient, 2010 Janet R. Spragens Pro Bono Award, American Bar Association Section of Taxation

Named a 2008-2009 Nolan Fellow by the American Bar Association Section of Taxation

Named a Legal Star by Aztec Muse

Named the Project Blueprint Alumni of the Year

Winner, Circle of Exceptional Volunteers, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Texas

Distinguished Service Award, University of Houston Law Center

Education

University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business

B.B.A.

1998

University of Houston Law Center

J.D.

2001

New York University School of Law

LL.M. in Taxation

2002

Chambers Review

Provided by Chambers

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"He has a lot of experience."

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