The Texas Tax Section Congratulates the Two 2019
Outstanding Texas Tax Lawyer
Award Winners - William H. Caudill and William P. Streng
William H. Caudill
William H. Caudill has been one of Texas’s leading tax attorneys for decades. A fourth-generation Texan and partner at Norton Rose Fulbright since 1986, Bill is an expert in a wide variety of tax topics, including partnerships, oil and gas, real estate, and tax-exempt organizations just to name a few.
Bill received his J.D. with high honors from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was on Law Review, a chancellor, and a member of the Order of the Coif. He received his Master's degree in public accounting from the University of Texas at Austin Graduate School of Business (Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence), and his B.S.B.A. with high honors from the University of Arkansas. Bill is also a Certified Public Accountant.
A prodigious speaker and writer, Bill has spoken at dozens of events and authored many articles over his career. He has given significantly of his time to the tax profession and is a member of an elite group of three attorneys who have served as both Chair of the Section of Taxation of the American Bar Association (2016-2017) and Chair of the State Bar of Texas Tax Section (1991-1992).
Bill has been tirelessly devoted to the Houston community through involvement with his church, the Boy Scouts of America, the Mary Christian Burleson House Preservation and Development Foundation, and as outside general counsel to the Greater Houston Community Foundation, among other activities.
Bill has a warmth and ease about him that he extends to his clients as well as the attorneys he has mentored over the years. His partners have referred to him as “a guru of partnership tax,” and as Tax Legend and former Outstanding Texas Tax Lawyer Award recipient Charles W. Hall has said, “Bill Caudill is particularly well-known for his tax expertise regarding tax-exempt organizations, oil and gas, and partnerships. His expertise goes beyond that, though. He has an incredible breadth of knowledge across the entire spectrum of tax law, and also he has a great knowledge of law generally beyond tax. More importantly, he is a splendid human being and a wonderful friend.”
Thank you, Bill, for your significant contributions to our field. We are grateful for all you have done and continue to do for our practice. Congratulations on this well-deserved honor!
William P. Streng
Bill Streng grew up in Iowa, but he has left a lasting mark on Texas and the nation. Bill graduated from Northwestern University School of Law in 1962. He served as an Attorney-Advisor in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy (Office of Tax Legislative Counsel) in United States Department of the Treasury. He began his career in academia as a faculty member with tenure at the Southern Methodist University School of Law. Bill then became of counsel at Bracewell & Patterson and remained affiliated with that firm for sixteen years. He moved to the University of Houston Law Center as a tenured professor of law in 1985. Bill has been instrumental in guiding tax law at UHLC from that point until his retirement from UHLC this year.
Bill Streng was one of the first co-authors with Boris Bittker, and he has authored or coauthored leading treatises in the areas of estate planning, corporate taxation, and international taxation. Few academics have published on as broad a spectrum of the tax law as Bill Streng. His reputation as a leading academic in tax law is internationally recognized. He was a Fulbright Scholar in 1993, and he has been invited to speak or teach throughout Europe in the Netherlands, Sweden, and other countries. In Asia, he has regularly taught in tax programs in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and New Zealand. Bill Streng has been a non-European member of the European Association of Tax Law Professors since 2002, and he has been a member of the American Law Institute since 1982. He has been a U.S. Branch Council Member of the International Fiscal Association since 1977.
Bill Streng has left a lasting mark on the tax profession in this state. He has educated tax professionals in this state since 1973, and literally thousands of tax professionals have been impacted by his mentorship and teaching over that period of time. Countless students indicate and recall fondly how Bill Streng was instrumental in their entering the tax profession. He has been a leading educator in taxation for many of the tax professionals in this state. In addition, Bill’s generosity is well-known and legendary. Bill has always been generous both in terms of his time and in providing resources to other teachers, educators, and professionals around this state. He has also been an active force for providing continuing education lectures in Texas for forty-six years. He is a true Texas legend.
2018 Cynthia Morgan Ohlenforst
2017 William D. ("Bill") Elliott
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 (deceased)
2007 Ron Kalteyer (deceased)
2006 Charles Hall
2003 Vester T. Hughes, Jr. (deceased)