Cindy Pridgen, CPA

My previous in-house corporate tax experience helps me understand each client’s goals and challenges from their perspective and enables me to design tailored strategies that can be implemented effectively at the company level to maximize their tax savings.

Cindy Pridgen assists domestic and international companies, small businesses and high-net-worth individuals with a wide variety of tax and governance matters, including maximizing tax efficiency in commercial and private equity transactions, entity structuring, tax planning, resolving federal and state tax controversies and advising on day-to-day tax and business issues. She helps clients across a number of industries, ranging from real estate and energy to healthcare, construction and many more.

A licensed CPA, Cindy brings nearly a decade of in-house corporate tax experience to her private legal practice, including previous roles as a tax professional for two global energy companies and a large real estate development, investment and management firm. She handled a broad range of corporate tax matters, including assisting with financial statement preparation, implementing new tax policies, analyzing tax issues related to commercial transactions and serving as the point of contact for federal, state and local tax audits.

Cindy currently serves as Co-Chair of Gray Reed's Houston Women's Forum, a group comprised of the office’s female attorneys who are dedicated to the empowerment and growth of women, personally and professionally.

Thought Leadership / News
February 2, 2022 
 Speeches and Presentations
Tax Considerations for Businesses Considering Bankruptcy

Turnaround Management Association

December 21, 2021 
 Speeches and Presentations
Recent M&A Legislative and Caselaw Developments

Continuing Legal Education

November 8, 2021 
 Speeches and Presentations
Tax Relief After Disasters

Texas Society of CPAs Summit

  • Selected by her peers for inclusion in Woodward/White, Inc.'s The Best Lawyers in America "Ones to Watch" in the field of Tax Law (2022 - 2023)
  • 2021 - 2022 Outstanding Committee Member, TXCPA Houston
Organizational Involvement

Professional Involvement, Memberships & Affiliations

  • Houston Bar Association
  • Texas Society of CPAs - Houston Chapter
    • Co-Chair, Membership Committee

Community Involvement, Memberships & Affiliations

  • Volunteer, K9 Angels
  • Volunteer, Small Steps
  • LL.M. in Taxation, University of Houston Law Center (2020)
  • J.D., South Texas College of Law Houston (2007)
  • B.A., Trinity University (2004)
Bar Admission
  • Texas
Court Admissions
  • United States Tax Court (2020)
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas (2021)
  • United States District Court, Western District of Texas