Larry is a partner in the Dallas office of Townsend & Jones, L.L.P. He received his Law Degree from Southern Methodist University and his Master of Laws in Taxation from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Prior to entering private practice, Larry was a Trial Attorney with the Tax Division of the United States Department of Justice. During this time he received substantial trial experience in tax cases. Larry represents taxpayers at all levels of the IRS, and in litigation against the IRS. Larry is Director of the Federal Taxpayers Clinic and Small Business Clinic at the SMU Dedman School of Law, and teaches Federal Tax Procedure at the Law School.
Larry is a teacher, author, and recognized public speaker and authority on tax controversy matters, and how to effectively deal with the IRS. He has taught Criminal Tax Fraud and Taxation of Property Dispositions at the SMU Dedman School of Law. Larry has developed, written, and taught courses for various professional organizations involving all aspects of the IRS including but not limited to audits, appeals, collections, and negotiating with the IRS.
Larry is a member of the Advisory Board of the Journal of Tax Practice and Procedure published by CCH, and he writes a column on examination issues for this publication. Larry has published various articles on dealing with the IRS. He is a co-author of Guide to Dealing with the IRS published by Practitioners Publishing Co.
Larry is rated prominently in Chambers and Partners Americas Leading Business Lawyers as a Tax Lawyer ranked amont the top Tax Litigation and Tax Controversy attorneys in Texas. Larry is also listed in Texas Superlawyers.
Larry frequently speaks to various groups on a variety of topics including how to Challenge the IRS in all areas of tax controversies.
Larry is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas and is Board Certified in Tax Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is married to Carol Jones, a registered nurse. He and Carol have three children, Michelle, Julie and Jill.