I enjoy the opportunity to enhance the services provided by my colleagues at the firm with effective advice on a variety of tax issues. My goal is to make each client feel like a client of the entire firm for the long haul, instead of just one case or transaction.
Leader of the State and Local Tax Practice Group, Isreal Miller is a tax attorney focused on advising clients in state and local taxation matters and resolving related audits and litigation, primarily involving Texas sales and use tax, franchise tax and ad valorem taxes. He assists clients dealing with Texas Comptroller collection efforts including state tax liens, bank account freezes and seizures of assets. He also regularly advises clients on reporting and remitting unclaimed property and the recovery of unclaimed property. Isreal routinely handles requests for penalty abatements, innocent spouse relief, and installment agreements with the Internal Revenue Service.
Before joining Gray Reed, Isreal served for five years as a trial attorney for the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, where he personally handled over 1,700 cases, including over 850 cases litigated at the State Office of Administrative Hearings. He gained significant experience working with taxpayers, taxpayer representatives, auditors and other agency personnel to resolve disputed state tax issues and claims. He is Board Certified in Tax Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner and a Personal Financial Specialist.
Isreal also advises individuals and families on all aspects of tax-efficient estate planning and wealth preservation, from sophisticated planning for wealthy individuals and families with numerous assets and business interests to simple wills for clients with smaller estates. In addition to planning, Isreal guides executors and family members through every phase of uncontested will probates and in estate administration, including asset gathering and appraisal, payment of debts, filing estate tax returns and distributions to beneficiaries.
Isreal counsels business owners on a broad range of general tax matters and strategic planning issues as well, including tax-efficient entity structuring, succession planning and conducting due diligence on a variety of commercial transactions.