Chris G. Newsom

Mr. Newsom has been Board Certified in Tax Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 2005.  His law practice includes federal and state tax planning; representing taxpayers in audits, disputes or collections with the IRS; mergers and acquisitions; partnerships, LLCs, and corporations; general contracts and business law; forming and advising tax-exempt organizations; and estate planning.


  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Master of Laws in Taxation (LL.M.), 2005
  • Duke University School of Law, Juris Doctor (J.D.), 1995
  • Baylor University, Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting (B.B.A.), cum laude, 1992

Qualifications & Honors

  • Member of the State Bar of Texas, 1995 – current
  • Board Certified in Tax Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2005 – current
  • Admitted to practice, U.S. Tax Court, 2006 – current
  • SMU / Dallas Bar Association Tax Section Award for the LL.M. in Taxation Graduate with the Highest GPA
  • Marquis Who’s Who in America, 2017 – current

Previous Experience

  • Of Counsel, David Coffin PLLC, Southlake, 2017 – 2018
  • Of Counsel, Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody, PC, Austin, 2006 – 2010
  • Attorney, Meadows, Collier, Reed, Cousins, Crouch & Ungerman LLP, Dallas, 2004
  • Attorney, Strasburger & Price, LLP (now Clark Hill), Dallas, 1997 – 2003
  • Attorney, Ernst & Young LLP, San Antonio, 1995 – 1997

Activities & Publications

  • Member, State Bar of Texas Taxation Section
  • Member, State Bar of Texas Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law Section
  • Author, Texas Margin Tax Summary, Real Estate Probate & Trust Law Reporter, Vol. 44, No. 2 (State Bar of Texas 2006)

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