Daniel G. Baucum
Dan represents clients with tax and business planning for their closely-held business and real estate investments. He also represents clients in federal tax controversies including high-stakes audits, IRS appeals and in court. He began his legal career in Dallas, Texas, with a prominent Dallas law firm. When offered the opportunity to work as a Special Assistant in the IRS Chief Counsel’s Office in Washington, D.C., Dan jumped at the opportunity even though he had practiced law less than a decade at the time. He spent the next decade of his legal career in Washington working first in government and then in private practice as the Director of IRS Practice in the National Tax Office of a multi-national accounting firm. The experience Dan gained practicing in Washington gives Dan a unique perspective on the inner workings of the IRS and Treasury that hones his ability to represent clients in federal tax matters and controversies with the IRS.
Dan is a highly credentialed attorney, having received the prestigious Master of Laws in Taxation from New York University School of Law. He is also a noted counselor, speaker, and law professor on business and tax planning issues and tax controversies. Throughout his career, which spans more than 35 years, Dan has represented clients in federal tax disputes including federal tax audits, IRS appeals, and in court. He has served in court as an expert witness on federal tax issues and IRS practice and procedures.
As a counselor, Dan works with high net-worth individuals in estate and wealth preservation planning. He also works with and advises clients regarding acquiring or selling their business, entity planning for business and real estate private equity investments or funds, complex real estate tax free like-kind exchanges, cross border business transactions, and the development of charitable organizations. In representing charities Dan gives counsel to their board of directors and executives and, when needed, represents the charity in matters before the Texas Attorney General’s office or in matters with the IRS.
While practicing in Washington, D.C., Dan was an Adjunct Professor of Law in the Graduate Tax Law Program at Georgetown University’s Law Center where he taught IRS Practice and Procedure. Today, Dan is an Adjunct Professor of Law, specializing in business and tax law, at Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law in Dallas, Texas. Dan regularly speaks before legal and accounting professionals and serves as Co-Chair of the State Bar of Texas Tax Section’s continuing legal education committee where each Spring he produces and hosts the Texas Bar Tax Section’s Federal Tax Workshop.