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Jeffrey  Watters

Counsel
Assistant
Marcie Cardenas
D: 713.730.5189
mcardenas@grayreed.com
Education
  • J.D., magna cum laude, Baylor University School of Law, Senior Executive Editor, Baylor Law Review, 2008
  • B.S., with distinction, Business Administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2005
  • B.A., with distinction, Political Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2005
Bar Admission
  • Texas
Court Admissions
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, District of Colorado
  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States Tax Court

Jeff Watters represents clients in state courts with respect to estate administration and fiduciary duty issues.  He also handles federal estate, gift and income tax litigation and controversy work, including disputes and litigation with the Department of Justice and the Internal Revenue Service.

Jeff earned his law degree from Baylor University School of Law and undergraduate degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Representative Experience

Tax Litigation

  • Estate of Anne Y. Petter – successful Ninth Circuit affirmance of Tax Court decision for taxpayer in case of first impression involving gift/sale of LLC units to family and charity using a dollar value formula based on values as “finally determined for federal gift tax purposes.” (Petter v. Comm’r, 653 F.3d 1012 (9th Cir. 2011))

Fiduciary Litigation

  • Estate of Jake Kamin – summary judgment obtained on behalf of The Jake and Nina Kamin Foundation regarding construction of the provisions of Mr. Kamin’s will (In the Estate of Jake Kamin, Deceased, Probate Court No. 2 of Harris County Texas, Cause No. 399,104-401

Professional Activities, Memberships & Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas