Steven D. Moore

Steven D. Moore

Mr. Moore is a Partner at the Austin office of Jackson Walker LLP. His practice focuses on tax, family office, public-private partnerships, aircraft ownership and operation, energy tax, tax controversy and litigation, international law, tax-exempt organizations, international tax, and state and local law. Recognized for his depth of expertise in state tax matters, he is one of the state's leading attorneys for guidance on the Texas margin tax and he frequently speaks on this topic, with ongoing commitments for presentations to Texas State Bar and University of Texas CLE programs. His state tax practice includes planning and controversy work on (i) sales tax, (ii) Texas franchise (aka “margin”) tax, (iii) ad valorem tax including Chapter 312 property tax abatements; (iv) Chapter 313 property tax value limitation agreements, and (v) insurance premium and retaliatory tax. He is dedicated, from a value-driven perspective, to helping his clients fully comply with and control state tax exposure. He advises multi-state businesses, and regularly provides tax strategy advice relating to business mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. An effective negotiator, he works to reach successful and economically viable resolutions to Texas sales, franchise, property, motor vehicle, and insurance premium tax audits. To this end, he handles administrative hearings before the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts and works with the firm's litigation group to prosecute judicial resolution of Texas tax cases. He has been named one of the “Best Lawyers in America” for 2015 and 2016. He holds a Juris Doctor with honors from the University of Texas School of Law, where he graduated Order of the Coif, and a Bachelor of Business Administration with high honors from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a member of the Texas state bar.

B.B.A., with high honors, The University of Texas at Austin
J.D., with honors, The University of Texas School of Law

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