Outstanding Texas Tax Lawyer
Congratulations to Outstanding Texas Tax Lawyer
The Texas Tax Section has selected Mary A. McNulty, Partner at the Dallas office of Thompson & Knight LLP, as the 2021 Outstanding Texas Tax Lawyer. Mary McNulty is the leader of one of the most successful tax controversy practices in Texas. Mary has represented taxpayers for more than 30 years in IRS audits, appeals, and tax litigation, with an emphasis on Federal tax procedural issues and partnership audits. She has significant expertise in partnership tax issues relating to private equity, energy, real estate, and exempt organizations.
Mary also applies her unwavering commitment to excellence to her involvement in professional organizations. In addition to being a member of the State Bar of Texas since 1989, she served in several leadership positions for the Tax Section from 2003-2012, including Chair from 2011- 2012. She currently serves on the Law360 Tax Editorial Advisory Board, as well as on the Board of Regents for the American College of Tax Counsel (5th Circuit Regent).
Mary is also dedicated to community service, as evidenced by her involvement with multiple civic and charitable organizations. She has served on the Board of The Family Place, Business Council for the Arts, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, and the American Cancer Society. She is an influential member of the Thompson & Knight partnership, serving two terms on the Firm’s Management Committee and previously serving as the Chair of the Firm’s Finance Committee and Legal Personnel Committee.
Mary graduated cum laude from SMU Dedman School of Law, and received a Bachelor of Business Administration with highest honors from the University of Notre Dame. She is a Certified Public Accountant and admitted to several courts, including the U.S. Tax Court; U.S. Supreme Court; Courts of Appeals in the Federal, Fifth, and Tenth Circuits; U.S. Court of Federal Claims; and U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.
Whether it is her work for clients, professional and charitable organizations, or her leadership positions at Thompson & Knight, Mary has only one way of doing things, which is with excellence. One of her mentees has affectionately nicknamed this commitment to excellence the “Mary Method.” Mary is an extraordinary attorney who has richly contributed to the tax field, her community, and Thompson & Knight LLP.
Past Outstanding Texas Tax Lawyer Honorees
We are pleased to recognize and provide more information
about our previous honorees:
2020 David G. Glickman
2019 William H. Caudill and William P. Streng
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)