Overview

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

Representative Experience

  • 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

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
  • Co-Chair, Thompson & Knight Women’s Initiative Committee, 2020-2021
  • 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, 2018-2021
  • 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
Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Tax Law, 2022
  • Texas Rising Stars, Tax, Business, 2017-2020; Top 50 Texas Women, Texas Rising Stars, 2020
  • Next Generation Lawyer, The Legal 500 United States by Legalease (Tax: U.S. Taxes: Contentious), 2018, 2020-2021
  • Recognized Attorney, The Legal 500 United States by Legalease (Tax: U.S. Taxes: Contentious), 2018-2021
  • Best Lawyers Under 40 in Dallas, D Magazine, 2017, 2020-2021
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas (Tax: Litigation), D Magazine, 2020-2021
  • Leadership Award by Texas State Bar Tax Section, 2021
  • Tax Leadership Academy, State Bar of Texas Tax Section, 2016-2017
  • Nolan Fellow, American Bar Association Section of Taxation, 2016

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