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D. Andrew  Dowdy, Jr.
Biography

Andrew Dowdy concentrates his practice on business transactions, tax and estate planning issues, and business formation and structuring.


Andrew represents clients in a broad range of general corporate matters and mergers and acquisitions, with an emphasis on structuring transactions in a manner that accomplishes clients’ primary business goals in the most tax-efficient manner.

His tax work on behalf of clients has included tax planning, including the formation and operation of tax-exempt organizations, tax examinations through administrative levels of the Internal Revenue Service and Texas Comptroller’s office, and counseling on income and state tax reporting.

Andrew also counsels clients and handles matters with regard to estate planning, including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, medical directives and deeds.

Education

  • LL.M, Taxation, with distinction, Georgetown University Law Center, 2010
  • J.D., cum laude, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2009
  • B.A., The University of Texas at Austin, 2005
Representative Matters
  • Served as outside general counsel to small and mid-size companies advising on general business matters, transactions, contracts, corporate governance, and taxation.
  • Represented a private equity firm in the acquisition of an education technology company.
  • Represented a privately held oilfield technology company in a stock sale to a publicly traded strategic buyer.
  • Counseled clients on employee equity matters, including stock option and deferred compensation plans, profits interests in LLCs and partnerships, and phantom stock and unit arrangements.
  • Represented start-up and mature businesses in connection with entity choice and formation, tax, capitalization, governance and financing matters.
  • Assisted individual clients and families with disposition planning while minimizing wealth-transfer and income taxes.
  • Represented a marketing firm in a multi-million dollar asset disposition.
  • Represented clients in all aspects of estate planning, probate and estate administration, including preparation and filing gift and estate tax returns, deeds and other transfer instruments, and trusts.
  • Represented business owners in the formation and operation of C and S corporations, limited liability companies, and limited partnerships.
  • Represented companies and investment funds in mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, and financing transactions.
  • Represented clients in the formation, structure and operation of several 501(c)(3) public charities and private foundations.
Activities & Memberships
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Associate Member of the Virginia Bar