Joel counsels and advises businesses, wealthy individuals and families about their most demanding tax planning, estate planning and IRS controversies. He often works with tax professionals and financial specialists to help develop solutions for their clients. Joel is a Partner in the firm and is Board Certified in Tax Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Joel has been recognized as one of the best in his field by Texas Monthly and Law and Politics magazines by being named a Texas Super Lawyer from 2003 through 2022. He has also been named one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine for the years 2012-2022. Mr. Crouch has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America© in Tax Law for the years 2015-2023. Best Lawyers in America© recognized Mr. Crouch as "Lawyer of the Year" in Tax Law for Dallas/Ft. Worth in 2022.
Mr. Budd practices in the areas of Income Tax Litigation, Income Tax and Business Planning, White Collar and Government Regulatory Litigation, Estate and Gift Tax Litigation, and State Tax Planning and Litigation. He represents individuals, estates, partnerships, closely-held businesses, and large corporations in all stages of a tax dispute, including IRS examinations, administrative appeals, and litigation in U.S. Tax Court, Federal District Court, and the Court of Federal Claims. His practice includes all aspects of business tax planning, such as entity formation, restructuring of ownership interests in entities, acquisitions, and dispositions. Mr. Budd's practice also concentrates on resolving white collar criminal investigations and representing taxpayers in disputes with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts and other state tax agencies. Mr. Budd served as a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Judge Sally Pokorny of the Douglas County District Court in Lawrence, Kansas.
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