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Doug is a tax practitioner whose practice focuses on counseling large and small businesses, investment funds, exempt organizations and individuals on planning, structuring and implementing corporate, partnership and real estate transactions with federal, state and international tax implications.  From start-up to mature operational to exit phase, Doug has significant experience representing businesses and their owners on reorganizations, entity conversions, recapitalizations, financings, executive compensation, bankruptcy and restructuring, joint ventures, succession planning, mergers, acquisitions and other exit strategies.

Doug also represents clients regarding tax controversies and disputes with federal, state and local tax authorities.

Doug holds an advanced legal degree in taxation from New York University and prior to joining Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody, Doug worked in the tax group of Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York for 6 years.

Doug is licensed to practice law in Texas and New York.


  • LL.M. in Taxation, New York University School of Law, 2012
  • J.D., summa cum laude, Pace University School of Law, 2007
  • B.A., Washington University in St. Louis, 2003


  • Speaker, Taxation and Entity Selection, Texas Land and Mineral Owner Seminar, May 2015.
  • Speaker, Tax Aspects of Conversions of Existing Businesses, Austin Bar Association, February 2015.
  • Comment, Domestic Violence Against Women with Disabilities: A Feminist Legal Theory Analysis, 2 Fla. A&M U. L. Rev. 207 (2007).
  • Comment, Our Dirty Little Secret Recording: A History and Critique of Ethical Rules Regarding Lawyers Secretly Recording Conversations, 12 Faulkner U. Jones L. Rev. 1 (2007).
  • Comment, A Cruel and Unusual System: The Inherent Problems of the Practice of Outsourcing Health Care of Prisons and Jails, 27 UCLA Chicano-Latino L. Rev. 179 (2008).
  • Comment, Tax Benefits for Health Insurance: Critiques and Proposals, Report (Fed. Bar Ass’n Section of Taxation, Washington, D.C.) (2007).
  • Note, Discharge Planning for Mentally Ill Inmates in New York City Jails: A Critical Evaluation of the Settlement Agreement of Brad H. v. City of New York, 27 Pace L. Rev. 305 (2007).