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N. Dean Hawkins, Principal Attorney

N. Dean Hawkins, Principal Attorney

Mr. Hawkins, the founder of NDHA, is an AV Preeminent rated attorney, a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas, the  author of "Texas Trusts & Clauses" published by James Publishing and a well-recognized attorney in the fields of taxation and estates and trusts.  During the course of his career, Mr. Hawkins has handled:

(1) Business transactions of all types, including purchases and sales of businesses; formation, mergers and termination and winding up of entities; shareholder agreements; employment contracts with closely-held businesses and with publicly held companies; real estate sales; and international transactions;

(2) Estate planning, including formation of estate plans; drafting of wills (pour-over and wills creating testamentary trusts); trusts (living and testamentary, revocable and irrevocable, irrevocable life insurance trusts and charitable remainder trusts); ancillary estate planning documents (such as durable and medical powers of attorney and living wills); probating of wills and probate litigation; and

(3) Tax controversy and litigation representation (generally subject to certain minimum limitations), including IRS appeals; sales and use tax appeals before the Texas Comptroller; negotiated installment payment agreements; settled numerous tax liabilities by submitting offers in compromise; litigated in the United States Tax Court and United States District Court, and represented non-filers.  

Mr. Hawkins has also lectured on numerous occasions on tax-related subjects including:

  • Family Limited Partnerships, September 2003
  • Family Limited Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies in Texas, April 1999 and September 2000        
  • Limited Liability Companies in Texas, 2002
  • Hot Topics in Texas Retirement Asset Planning, July 2003
  • How to Protect Assets During Life and Avoid Estate Tax at Death in Texas, October 2001
  • Advanced Estate Planning Techniques in Texas, February 2000        
  • Sophisticated Estate Planning, December 1998


Practice areas

Admitted
  • Texas, 1985
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1988
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 1988

Education
  • New York University, LL.M. (Taxation)
  • University of Oklahoma, J.D., with honors; graduated Order of the Coif
  • University of Oklahoma, College of Business Administration, B.A., with honors; Member of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society

Member
  • State Bar of Texas
    • Tax Section
    • Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law Section
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
    • Tax Section
    • Probate, Trusts & Estates Section
    • Solo & Small Firm Section

Languages
  • Spanish

Agencies
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Department of Veterans Affairs

Cases
  • 133 T. C. No. 4
  • PLR 199924015

 


N. Dean Hawkins & Associates, Inc. assists clients throughout the Dallas metropolitan area, including Dallas, Collin, Denton, Kaufman and Rockwall counties.



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12801 N. Central Expressway, Suite 540, Dallas, TX 75243
| Phone: 972.934.2830

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