Laura focuses her practice on income tax planning and business entities. Her tax planning practice includes federal and state tax planning for businesses and individuals seeking to minimize tax obligations while accomplishing their business objectives. Her real estate practice includes representing clients in the purchase and disposition of improved and unimproved property, development of commercial real estate, like-kind exchanges and the negotiation of all types of loans. Laura represents issuers in matters relating to state and federal securities regulation, including the preparation of private placement memoranda and other offering documents and has previously represented broker/dealers.
Her corporate practice involves representing clients in the acquisition and disposition of businesses, mergers, start-up business entities and federal income tax planning with regards to the choice of entity that best suits the particular client’s needs and business objectives, including partnerships, limited liability companies, series limited liability companies and corporations.
Laura advises both employees and employers with regards to employment agreements, deferred compensation plans and equity option plans. She has also advised federal contractors about their obligations under the federal laws to which they are subject and provided written guidance with respect to compliance with such laws. Laura has written articles and presented continuing education programs to both attorneys and certified public accountants about the federal income tax ramifications and securities law implications of buying, selling and compensating service providers with cryptocurrency. Laura is a Certified Public Accountant in Texas.
Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, J.D., 1992
New York University, LL.M.in Taxation, 1993
Baylor University, Masters of Taxation, 1988
Southern Methodist University, BBA, Accounting, 1987