Practice AreasFederal and International Taxation, Estate Planning and Probate
B.A., Tulane University (1974) cum laude
J.D., University of Houston Law School (1976)
Master of Laws in Taxation, Georgetown University (1980)
State Bar of Texas
Larry E. JacobsTax
Larry E. Jacobs is a native Houstonian. He attended undergraduate college at Tulane University where he graduated cum laude in 1974 with a BA degree. He is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Jacobs then attended the University of Houston Law School where he received his Juris Doctorate in 1976. Following two years of general civil practice, Mr. Jacobs attended Georgetown University where he received a Master of Laws in Taxation in 1980. Since that time, he has been practicing in the tax area with emphasis on corporate and partnership taxation and estate planning. He is rated AV by Martindale Hubbell. Mr. Jacobs is married with two children.
In the corporate and partnership taxation area, Larry provides legal advice on choice of entity issues and organizational and transactional tax issues commonly encountered in partnership formation and governance and in mergers and acquisitions.
In the estate planning area, Larry advises clients in all aspects of estate planning from simple to complex wills to life insurance to succession planning for closely held businesses to gifting to family members in trust. Larry also represents estates in formal contested and uncontested probate proceedings.
In addition to working with clients in the planning arena, Larry has also represented clients in civil tax controversies before the Internal Revenue Service and the Tax Court, the Federal District Court, the Federal Appeals Court and the United States Supreme Court. That knowledge has helped him work with clients in the past in related civil proceedings. Most notably, Larry was actively involved in the fraudulent Jenkens & Gilchrist tax shelter scams in the early 2000's. His representation involved claims for damages resulting from sale of fraudulent tax shelter known as HOMER. HOMER was one of a series of fraudulent tax shelters being sold by Jenkens & Gilchrist, Banc One, Deutsche Bank and others ultimately leading to felony convictions of the principal individuals involved and the demise of Jenkins & Gilchrist under a deferred prosecution agreement.