Donald L. Stuart

Donald L. Stuart


Phone: 512.404.2202


B.B.A., Accounting, University of Oklahoma, 1976
Certified Public Accountant
J.D.,University of Texas, with honors, Order of the Coif, 1979

Professional Experience
Mr. Stuart is a partner in the firm. He previously was a partner with Drenner & Golden Stuart Wolff, L.L.P and its predecessors for 19 years. He had previously spent 14 years with Jenkens & Gilchrist, P.C. – 7 years in its Dallas office and 7 years in its Austin office.

Mr. Stuart has worked exclusively in the tax and transactional areas throughout his legal career.

Details of Practice
General. Mr. Stuart has represented clients in all aspects of their business, from the initial start-up phase and evaluation of the appropriate organizational structure, to the various complexities that follow a successful business to its ultimate sale or transfer to descendants. These transactions include acquisitions, mergers, private offerings of equity/debt instruments, shareholder agreements and day-to-day representation of all business and contractual matters. He serves clients across a broad spectrum of industries including, but not limited to, distribution, entertainment, food service, franchising, health care, investment services, real estate, and telecommunications.

Federal Tax. Mr. Stuart’s federal tax practice includes representation of taxpayers with respect to partnership and corporate tax planning, including the acquisition and sale of businesses, tax planning for real estate transactions, including the structuring of partnerships and like-kind exchanges and administrative proceedings and litigation involving federal income tax controversies.

State Tax. Mr. Stuart’s state tax practice includes all aspects of Texas state tax matters, with emphasis on the Texas franchise and sales tax. This representation includes tax planning to reduce or avoid Texas state taxes and representation of taxpayers in both administrative proceedings and litigation with respect to contested tax liabilities.

Professional Activities
State Comptrollers Liaison Committee
Austin Bar Association, Tax Section
State Bar of Texas, Tax Section
American Bar Association, Tax Section

Mr. Stuart also is a frequent lecturer to professional groups, including programs sponsored by the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, the State Bar of Texas and the University of Texas School of Law.