Overview

Lee Meyercord is a Dallas tax attorney who represents taxpayers in all stages of a federal tax dispute, including audits, administrative appeals and federal income tax litigation. She has represented a broad range of clients, including Fortune 100 companies, large partnerships, closely held businesses, exempt organizations and high-net-worth individuals. She has significant experience in partnership tax issues relating to energy, real estate and private equity. She also represents taxpayers in Texas property tax disputes.

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

Representative Experience

  • Represents large business taxpayers in Internal Revenue Service (IRS) audits and appeals involving oil and gas, energy and partnership tax issues, as well as tax litigation and procedural issues, including penalties
  • Represents tax matters partner in an IRS audit and litigation involving a novel self-employment tax issue
  • Advises partnerships on a wide range of issues, including refinancing, management fees, carried interests and disguised sale issues
  • Represents families in IRS appeals and litigation in estate and gift tax valuation cases
  • Represented multiple tax-exempt organizations in IRS audits that resolved with no changes or minor agreed adjustments
  • Served as special tax counsel in connection with the largest nonfinancial bankruptcy in U.S. history, with multibillion-dollar tax issues relating to the bankruptcy restructuring and IRS proposed tax adjustments
  • Prevailed in the U.S. Tax Court on a multimillion-dollar administrative adjustment request for a partnership refund, which involved complex partnership litigation procedural issues
  • Represented taxpayers in Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, appeals, mediation and lawsuits

Credentials

Education
  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., with high honors
  • New York University School of Law, LL.M.
  • Tulane University, B.A., magna cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Texas
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. Tax Court
Memberships
  • Educational Opportunities, Board Member
  • Thompson & Knight Women's Initiative Committee, Co-Chair, 2020-2021
  • State Bar of Texas, Partnership and Real Estate Tax Committee, Co-Chair, 2018-2021
  • Dallas Bar Association, Tax Section, Council
  • Dallas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, Administrative Practice Committee Representative to Membership and Marketing Committee, 2013-2016
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Mental Health America of Greater Dallas, Board of Directors, Vice Chair, 2014-2016
  • Thompson & Knight Recruiting Committee, 2014-2015
Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Tax Law, 2022
  • The Legal 500 USA, Next Generation Lawyer, Tax: U.S. Taxes: Contentious, 2018, 2020-2022
  • The Legal 500 USA, Tax: U.S. Taxes: Contentious, 2018-2022
  • Best Lawyers Under 40, D Magazine, 2017, 2020-2022
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, Tax: Litigation, 2020-2022
  • Holland & Knight Pro Bono All-Star, 2021
  • Leadership Award, State Bar of Texas, Tax Section, 2021
  • Rising Stars, Texas Super Lawyers magazine, Tax, Business, 2017-2020
  • Top 50 Texas Women, Texas Super Lawyers magazine, 2020
  • Tax Leadership Academy, State Bar of Texas, Tax Section, 2016-2017
  • Nolan Fellow, American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, 2016

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