Tommy Choi

//Tommy Choi
Tommy Choi 2016-11-27T16:03:21+00:00
Tommy Choi

Tommy Choi

Tommy Choi practices in the areas of business law, asset protection planning, estate planning, and tax planning.

  • Prepare IRS Private Letter Ruling requests for taxpayers who may be uncertain about their tax position.
  • Help high net worth individuals choose various tax planning options.
  • Create practical solutions to a particular client’s estate planning needs, which includes drafting wills, recommending various trust options, and walking clients through relevant portions of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Form and structure legal entities, and help clients understand how such entities can protect their assets and have unique tax benefits.
  • Probate wills and walk clients through the probate process.
  • Draft, negotiate, and help clients understand their employment agreements, including how deferred compensation can be taxed in later years.
  • Prepare and draft the agreements necessary for a merger and acquisition, also restructuring and reorganizing businesses to minimize taxable gains at both the entity and individual level.
  • Determine the international tax treatment of U.S. persons with a foreign presence, and help clients understand how they can comply with the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Determine the international tax treatment of foreign persons with a U.S. trade or business.
  • Prepare tax opinions on the tax treatment of legal entities, including entities with passive income, such as master limited partnerships and passive foreign investment companies.
  • Draft memoranda related to securities laws and taxation of hedge funds and private equity transactions.
  • Form tax exempt status charitable organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Draft tax opinions involving oil and gas transactions, including both federal and state and local taxation.

Education:

  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, LL.M. Taxation, 2014
  • South Texas College of Law, J.D., 2013
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.A. Government, 2008

Professional Licenses

  • Member, State Bar of Texas, 2015