Prior to entering private practice, Larry was a Trial Attorney with the United States Department of Justice Tax Division, where he received substantial trial experience in tax cases. After entering private practice, Larry has represented taxpayers at all levels of the IRS, and in litigation against the IRS and the United States. Larry is a partner in the law firm of Townsend & Jones, LLP, which has offices in Dallas and Houston.
Larry and his partner, Jack Townsend, have been listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, and as Super Lawyers in Texas Monthly. Larry is a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, an honor given to leading members of the bar who have made a significant contribution to the understanding and improvement of our tax system.
Larry is experienced in negotiating with the IRS and is committed to excellence in the practice of law. He offers his clients timely, effective, and efficient personalized service
Larry is a teacher, author, and recognized public speaker and authority on tax controversy matters and how to effectively deal with the IRS. Larry is Adjunct Clinical Professor of Law for the Federal Taxpayers Clinic at the SMU Dedman School of Law, and has taught Federal Tax Procedure at the Law School. He has also taught Criminal Tax Fraud and Taxation of Property Dispositions at the Law School.
Larry has developed, written, and taught courses for professional organizations involving all aspects of the IRS including but not limited to audits, appeals, collections, litigation, and negotiating with the IRS.
Larry is a member of the Advisory Board of the Journal of Tax Practice and Procedure published by CCH. Larry has published various articles on dealing with the IRS. He has been a co-author of Guide to Dealing with the IRS published by Practitioners Publishing Company.
Larry frequently speaks to various groups on a variety of topics including how to Challenge the IRS in all areas of tax controversies. See more at the website of Townsend & Jones, LLP - www.tjtaxlaw.com.
Larry has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas Christian University, a Law Degree from SMU School of Law, and his Master of Laws in Taxation from Georgetown University. He is Board Certified in Tax Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.