My background in accounting and business law helps me break down the most complex tax concepts into plain language that clients can relate to and easily apply to their businesses. I also have the experience and resources necessary to handle a broad range of international tax matters for clients doing business abroad.
As a business lawyer and CPA, Austin Carlson brings unique skills and perspectives to every area of his practice, which includes corporate and tax counsel on M&A deals, complex corporate and tax planning for domestic and international transactions, and foreign account and income disclosure and penalty abatement issues including the Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures and Delinquent International Information Return Submission Procedures. He helps companies (domestic and international) and individuals structure corporations, LLCs, partnerships and nonprofit entities achieve their transactional tax and corporate planning goals, and successfully resolve tax controversies with the IRS and state taxing authorities.
Many clients also rely on Austin as their outside general counsel. He advises small to mid-size companies on the entire range of problems and opportunities that impact their businesses, everything from day-to-day transactions and governance matters to dispute resolution, intellectual property protection and strategic planning.
Austin is currently on the leadership council of the Texas Society of CPAs. He has previously served as chair of the State Bar of Texas International Tax Committee, and as a board member of the Houston CPA Society. He is also a regular speaker on tax issues at events sponsored by organizations across the nation, including various state and local societies of CPAs and State Bar Associations. Locally, he is a frequent speaker at the Texas Medical Center Accelerator (TMCx), Rice University Jones School of Business and the University of Houston Law Center.