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October 24, 2022 
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Gray Reed Tax Partner Elected Fellow of American College of Tax Counsel

Gray Reed Partner David Gair has been elected a Fellow to the American College of Tax Counsel (ACTC), the preeminent association of tax attorneys in private practice, on the bench or in academia.  

Founded in 1981, ACTC serves important roles regarding the nation’s tax laws by communicating with Congress, the Treasury Department and the IRS on federal tax issues and through the filing of "friend of the court" briefs in selected tax cases. 

Fellows of ACTC must be nominated by a current Fellow and then evaluated by a committee of the College’s elected Board of Regents.  Demonstration of a high standard of excellence and commitment to practice of tax law at the highest level can be shown in a number of ways, such as active involvement in the taxation committees or sections of national, regional, state or local bar associations, as well as through significant legal writing, teaching in the field, and holding responsible national or regional office involving tax administration. 

“This is an incredible honor for David and we are so proud of him,” Gray Reed Tax Department Chair Tom Rhodus says. “He’s a great asset to our firm and to our clients. This recognition further confirms the esteem in which David is held by other attorneys specializing in tax law.”

Board Certified in Tax Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Gair focuses his practice on guiding businesses, high-net-worth individuals and tax professionals through all types of complex civil and criminal tax controversies. He has also served as an adjunct professor at the SMU Dedman School of Law teaching federal tax procedure since 2015.

Gair joins Gray Reed Of Counsel Larry Jones as a Fellow of ACTC.

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