Mr. William David Elliott

Mr. William David Elliott

2626 Cole Ave Ste 600
Dallas, TX 75204-1053

Phone: 214-922-9393
Fax: 214-853-4177

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William D. Elliott represents businesses and their owners. Using innovative billing arrangements, Mr. Elliott believes that the business owner should be able to retain a lawyer on a fee basis that makes legal fees affordable and predictable, and creates an incentive for the lawyer to be efficient and attain the client goals on time and on budget. Finally, Mr. Elliott wants a fee arrangement that invites the client to seek legal counseling and consultation.

As an experienced tax lawyer, Mr. Elliott understands that taxes form a material part of most business decisions. Yet, the real world reality is that the business owner wants and needs legal expertise spanning a wider array of needs than just taxation. Therefore, Mr. Elliott’s twin board specializations of Taxation and Estate Planning & Probate equip Mr. Elliott to handle the business owner’s individual, family and business legal needs.

Tax Practice- Mr. Elliott’s tax experience is extensive. Representing taxpayers with disagreements with the IRS is a material part of his tax work. Also, his experience includes the full array of business transactions, such as the purchase and sale of business, reorganizations, management succession, buy-sell agreements, and other important milestones in the life of a business of which tax issues form a material part.

Estate Planning- Mr. Elliott’s estate planning experience is also extensive, including complex, large net worth clients, multi-generational estate planning, and private and public non-profit organizations. Of importance, Mr. Elliott believes a client is best served by his estate planning work coordinated with the business legal representation.

Board Specialization- Texas Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization; Estate Planning & Probate, Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Education-New York University School of Law, May 1974 – LLM (in Taxation); Southern Methodist University School of Law, May 1973 – JD; Southeastern State College, Durant, OK, May 1970 – B.S. in Economics.

Awards & Recognition- Fellow, American College of Tax Counsel; Former Chair of the Board, State Bar of Texas, 2005; Former Chair, Section of Taxation, State Bar of Texas, 1995; Stanley Scott Award, Dallas Chapter of CPAs, 2010; Dan Price Award, Texas Bar Foundation, 2008; Former President, SMU Law School Alumni Association; Supreme Court appearance, United States v. Rodgers, 461 U.S. 677 (1983); Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation; College of State Bar (1989-present)