Larry Jones’ Resume

The focus of Larry’s practice is Federal tax controversy
matters, specifically including IRS audits and appeals, and litigation in all
federal courts.
Larry has litigated in the U.S. Tax Court, U.S. District Court,
U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit,
involving the spectrum of tax issues (e.g., exempt organization taxation,
accounting issues, business purchase issues (valuation and depreciation or
amortization of tangible and intangible assets). He has represented clients
before the IRS in audits, appeals, assessments, collections and criminal
matters. He has also represented clients before the U.S. Department of Justice,
Tax Division, and the U.S. Attorney’s office in criminal matters.

Past Employment:

  • Private Practice – 1977 to Present
  • U. S. Department of Justice, Tax Division  (Trial Section 1969-1977)

Teaching:

Larry is a teacher, author, recognized public speaker, and authority on tax
controversy matters. He has taught Criminal Tax Fraud and Taxation of Property
Dispositions at the SMU Dedman School of Law. Mr. Jones has also developed,
written, and taught the following courses:

How to Handle the IRS Audit
Challenging the IRS After the Audit
Criminal Tax Fraud: Protecting Yourself and the Taxpayer
IRS Collection Procedures: How to Represent the Taxpayer
IRS Penalties: Exposure of CPAs and Taxpayers
Employee or Independent Contractor: A Risky Issue
Negotiating With the IRS
Representing Non-Filers Before the IRS

Larry has previously co-sponsored with the Texas Society of Certified Public
Accountants the Forum on Doing Business With the IRS. This seminar dealt with
practice before the IRS, and the speakers have included tax practitioners and
IRS representatives. He presently co-sponsors the First Wednesday Tax Forum
which meets monthly and provides timely topics on tax controversy matters for
accountants.

Activities

  • Formerly Adjunct Professor at Southern Methodist University School of Law, teaching Tax
    Fraud and Taxation of Property Dispositions.
  • Participant and panelist for programs on tax controversy matters by the University of
    Texas School of Law, and Southern Methodist University School of Law, Texas Society of
    Certified Public Accountants, South Carolina Society of Certified Public Accountants and
    various other groups.

Author of Books and Articles on Taxation and Tax Procedure or Litigation.
A listing of publications and speaking engagementsmay be reviewed by clicking here.

Memberships:

  • Dallas, Texas and American Bar Associations
  • Dallas Bar Associations, Taxation Section
  • American Bar Association Section of Taxation
  • American Bar Association Section of Taxation (Committees:  Civil & Criminal Tax
    Penalties, Employment Taxes Committee, Small Law Firms Committee, Tax Practice Committee)
  • State Bar of Texas Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • North Texas District Director’s Practitioners Liaison Committee from 1994 to 1997;
    Chairman 1996 to 1997
  • Tax Practitioners Council, 1998

Education:

  • Texas Christian University, B.B.A (Management & Finance)., 1965.
  • Southern Methodist University, J.D., 1968.
  • Georgetown University LL.M. (Taxation), 1973.

Academic Honors:

  • Journal of Air Law and Commerce, Executive Editor 1967-1968;
    Member 1966-1968; Symposium Editor 1967-1968; Executive Chairman, Symposium on
    the Warsaw Convention.
  • Executive Chairman, Symposium on the Warsaw Convention sponsored by Journal of
    Air Law and Commerce
    , August 16-18, 1967
  • Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity Legal Aid Award
  • Barristers (SMU School of Law honorary service organization)

Other Activities and Awards:

  • Board Certified – Tax Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Certificate of Recognition for IRS North Texas District Director Liaison
    Committee – August 19, 1997
  • Chair – Dallas Northeast Chamber of Commerce – 2000
  • Columnist – Journal of Tax Practice and Procedure
  • Crime Watch Chair – Lake Highlands Area Improvement Association –
    2006-2007
  • Dallas Crime Watch Executive Board – Alternate – 2007
  • Dallas Police Department – Volunteers in Patrol Certificate of Merit –
    March 1, 1994
  • Dallas Police Department – Citizens Certificate of Merit – July 31, 1995
  • Graduate – Dallas Citizen Police Academy – June 3, 1993
  • Graduate – FBI Dallas Citizen Academy – November 7, 2000
  • Judge – SMU Freshman Moot Court Program
  • Legal Counsel – Dallas Northeast Chamber of Commerce – 1999
  • Legal Counsel – FBI Dallas Citizen Academy Alumni Association – 2000-2004
  • Member and Board of Directors – Dallas Northeast Chamber of Commerce –
    1998-2000
  • Member – Dallas Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association
  • Member – Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity at Southern Methodist University
    School of Law
  • Member – Phi Delta Theta Fraternity at Texas Christian University
  • Member – Advisory Board Journal of Tax Practice and Procedure
  • Member – FBI Dallas Citizen Academy Alumni Association
  • Past President – Northeast Organized Neighbors (a non-profit organization
    to support the Dallas Police Department)
  • Past President – Dallas Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association
  • U. S. Department of Justice Tax Division Meritorious Service Award – 1975
    and 1977
  • United States Tax Court Judicial Conference – 2005

Professional Associations:

  • Chair – State Bar of Texas Taxation Section CLE Committee – 2001-2002
  • Chair – Tax Alliance Conference Planning Committee – 2004-2009
  • Chair – State Bar of Texas Taxation Section Tax Controversy Committee –
    2006-2007
  • Chair – North Texas IRS/Practitioner Council – 2003 and 2007
  • Course Director State Bar of Texas Advanced Tax Law Course – Houston –
    2002
  • Member – Dallas, Texas, and American Bar Associations
  • Member – Dallas Bar Association, Taxation Section and Tax Council –
    2002-2003
  • Member – American Bar Association, Section of Taxation
  • Civil & Criminal Tax Penalties Committee
  • Member – North Texas IRS/Practitioners Council – 2002 to 2009
  • Member – Tax Alliance Conference Board of Directors – 2003-2010
  • Member – Tax Practitioners Council – 1998
  • Member – State Bar of Texas Section of Taxation Council – 2002-2005, 2007
    to present
  • North Texas IRS District Director’s Practitioners Liaison Committee
  • Member – 1994 to 1997
  • Chairperson – 1996 to 1997
  • Past Member – IRS Appeals Practitioner Liaison Committee – 2002 to 2006
  • Past Member – State Bar of Texas, Tax Section CLE Committee
  • President – Tax Alliance Conference – 2006 to 2008
  • Vice-Chair – State Bar of Texas Taxation Section CLE Committee – 2000
  • Vice-Chair – State Bar of Texas Taxation Section Tax Controversy Committee
    – 2006
  • Vice-President – Tax Alliance Conference – 2009-2010

Representative Matters Handled by Larry Jones