Gary I. Currier

 

While Gary’s practice is mainly centered on estate planning and tax planning, he has a wide array of practice areas, including representing clients in the purchase/sale of businesses, real estate and real estate finance. Some of his recent representation includes:


– Preparing asset protection plans for clients in high risk professions


– Preparing specialized estate plans for farmers and ranchers designed to keep farms & ranches in the family for successive generations


– Creating various entities for medical, dental and veterinarian practices


– Assisting clients with the purchase, sale, lease, and financing of various real properties and business, including residences, ranches, undeveloped land, manufacturing plants, car dealerships and various retail and other commercial establishments


– Assisting clients with new found wealth (lottery winners, lawsuit plaintiffs, Eagle Ford Shale mineral owners, etc.) in developing financial and estate plans that protect their wealth and minimize taxes

 

– Successfully representing clients in IRS audits and Tax Court litigation, including most recently two consolidated cases in which more than 95% of the proposed IRS assessment of taxes, interest and penalties were eliminated; one series by settlement and one by Tax Court decision (TFT Galveston Portfolio, 144 TC 7 (2015)).  Discussion of this case can be found here and here.

 

Prior to joining the firm in 2000, Gary previously worked at Smith, Carter, Rose, Finley & Hoffman in San Angelo, Butler & Binion in Houston,  West, Webb, Allbritton & Gentry in College Station, and Vacek, Kiecke & Currier in Austin.

 

Education and Certifications:
– Board Certified, Estate Planning and Probate Law, 1995
– Certified Public Accountant, 1992
– University Texas School of Law, J.D., 1988
– St. Mary’s, B.B.A., Accounting, 1986 (summa cum laude)

Admitted to Practice:
– Texas, 2000
– U.S. Tax Court
– U.S. District Court in the Northern and Western Districts