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Juliana D. Hunter
Juliana D. Hunter
Counsel — Tax
Counsel — Tax

Juliana D. Hunter

Juliana D. Hunter
Houston

1001 Fannin Street
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77002

Juliana D. Hunter

Juliana’s practice consists primarily of representing corporations, partnerships, and individuals in the resolution of tax controversies with the Internal Revenue Service and in the courts, as well as federal income tax planning.

Her tax controversy practice spans all phases of tax controversies, from audits to IRS Appeals to litigation in Tax Court and other federal courts, including appellate courts. She is also experienced in ERISA and employee benefit matters, including ERISA litigation and qualified plan correction issues. The following is a list of representative matters in which Juliana has assisted.

Experience Highlights

  • Obtained a full concession from IRS Appeals on a “hobby loss” issue under Code Section 183

  • Obtained a full concession from IRS in a dispute over a client’s right to relief under Code Section 1341

  • Obtained “Section 530” relief from IRS in connection with an employment tax dispute

  • Obtained a settlement of a production tax credit issue through IRS Fast Track Settlement program for the taxpayer

  • Estate of James A. Elkins, Jr., Deceased  v. Commissioner, 767 F.3d 443 (5th Cir. 2014)

Credentials

  • Stanford Law School, J.D., 2010 (Articles Editor, Stanford Law Review)
  • Rice University, B.Mus. Music Performance and B.A. Philosophy, summa cum laude, 2007
  • Selected to the Texas Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2017–2020
  • Board Member: Houston Youth Symphony
  • Texas
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • “Migration of Intangibles in a Low-Value Environment,” Tax Executives Institute – Houston Chapter Tax School, Houston, Texas, February 24, 2017
  • “Merger Agreements – Closing Conditions and Efforts Clauses in Uncertain Times,” Tax Executives Institute – Houston Chapter Tax School, Houston, Texas, February 24, 2017
  • “Inversions: Are they still viable planning opportunities?,” International Roundtable, Tax Executives Institute – Houston Chapter, Houston, Texas, April 14, 2016
  • Elkins v. Commissioner: What Does the Case Mean for Fair Market Value of Fractional Interests?,” Spring Symposia of the American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, April 30, 2015 (presenter)
  • “Fee Disclosures: Duties, Risks and Best Practices,” ASPPA Benefits Council of Central Texas, December 10, 2013 (presenter)
  • “Ongoing Challenges under the 408(b)(2) Fee Disclosure Regulations,” ASPPA Benefits Council of Central Texas, September 18, 2012 (presenter)
  • “’No Taxation Without Representation’ in the American Woman Suffrage Movement, Stanford Law Review, 2010, as Juliana Tutt