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May 22, 2017 
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Gray Reed Attorney Named “Young CPA of the Year”

Gray Reed is proud to announce that Austin Carlson has been recognized as the “Young CPA of the Year 2017” by the Houston CPA Society. Carlson currently serves on the organization’s membership committee and board of directors.

As a licensed attorney and a Certified Public Accountant, Carlson’s law practice focuses on corporate transactions, tax planning and controversy, and trust and estate planning. He works with domestic and international companies, small businesses, and individuals to form corporations, LLCs, partnerships and non-profit entities, achieve their planning goals and successfully resolve their tax controversies with the IRS and state taxing authorities. Carlson also has extensive experience with the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program, including the Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures and assisting clients with all types of foreign account disclosure issues.

Austin frequently gives speeches and presentations discussing tax issues to groups and organizations across the state, including Houston CPA Society, Texas Society of CPAs, State Bar of Texas, Keller Williams Realty, Texas Medical Center Accelerator (TMCx), Rice University Jones School of Business and University of Houston Law Center.

Carlson received his J.D., with honors, from The University of Texas School of Law, and B.B.A. in Accounting and M.S. in Taxation from Texas A&M University. He is also a graduate of the Tax Section Leadership Academy of the State Bar of Texas and was recognized as a “Rising Star” by the Texas Society of CPAs.