Outstanding Texas Tax Lawyer

William ("Bill") Elliott Recognized as 2017 Outstanding Texas Tax Lawyer
 The Tax Section is pleased to recognize Bill Elliott as Outstanding Texas Tax Lawyer.
The award was presented on June 22, 2017 at the SBOT/Tax Section Annual Meeting Speaker/Awards Dinner. 

William D. (“Bill”) Elliott is a partner with Elliott, Thomason & Gibson, LLP in Dallas, Texas. He is referred to by many as a teacher, author, practitioner and public servant. In his practice of tax law, he represents families, businesses and owners in tax planning, estate planning, business transactions and IRS controversy. He received his J.D. from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in 1973 and his Master of Laws from New York University in 1974.

His many leadership roles include serving as an Appointed Member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has served as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the State Bar of Texas, Past Member of the Board of Directors, Past Member of the Executive Committee of the State Bar of Texas, and Past Chair of the Section of Taxation of the State Bar of Texas. He is a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel and a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.

Mr. Elliott has a passion for recognizing and preserving the history of various legendary tax lawyers. In 2009, he started the Texas Tax Legends Project with the sponsorship of the State Bar of Texas Tax Section. The project involves a filmed interview of leading tax lawyers in Texas and elsewhere about their careers.

Bill holds two board certifications in both Tax Law and Estate Planning and Probate Law and has been a Texas lawyer for over 40 years. Leaders like Bill are rare, and his peers have recognized that trait in him throughout his career.

He is truly an outstanding Texas Tax Lawyer! 

Past Outstanding Texas Tax Lawyer Honorees

We are pleased to recognize and provide more information about our previous honorees:

2016     Louise Hytken

2015    Sander Shapiro

2014    Hon. Juan F. Vasquez 
2013    Ira B. Shepard  (deceased)
2012    Emily Parker 
2011    Stanley M. Johanson
2010    Charles O. Galvin (deceased)  
2009    Stanley L. Blend
2008    Steve Salch  (deceased)
2007    Buford P. Berry  
2007    Ron Kalteyer (deceased) 
2006    Charles Hall 
2003    Vester T. Hughes, Jr. (deceased)

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