Business Torts, Business Transactions, Taxes
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John McDuff • Austin, Texas Business Law and Tax Lawyer
Complex legal matters require creative and strategic solutions. When there are hundreds of thousands — or millions — of dollars at stake, quality advice and veteran representation is indispensable. I am open to resolution at any time, but the opposition will face a tough litigator who negotiates from a position of strength, fully prepared to go to trial when other remedies are exhausted.
As a sole practitioner with more than 30 years of experience serving discriminating clients in Austin and Central Texas, attorney John McDuff offers businesses and individuals direct access to a storehouse of knowledge and experience in the areas of business law and tax law.
I have structured and closed transactions worth tens of millions, including triangular transactions, money center transactions and international transactions. I have served as an expert witness in estate law, corporate law, and tax law. In lawsuits I have secured results as high as five million dollars.
The quality of my work has been well recognized by my clients, and I have received the AV rating* under Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review system. Call 512.457.1177 to schedule an appointment.
Experienced and Accessible
You will always have a one-on-one relationship with your attorney when you hire me. Discriminating clients appreciate the value of an ongoing close, trusting, one-on-one attorney-client relationship. Clients always know how to contact me, and trust me to recognize and deal with emergencies and deadlines in a timely manner.
The Austin law office of John McDuff provides sound and experienced legal counsel in business and tax law, including the following legal practice areas:
- Business Litigation (such as shareholder litigation and fraudulent conveyance allegations)
- Business Transactions (such as buy-sell agreements, complex business startups, venture capital investments, debt restructuring and business closings)
- Tax Litigation and Tax Collection matters (such as IRS audits, representation in tax court, and offers in compromise)
I primarily serve mid-sized and small businesses in Travis County and Central Texas. My focused practice includes business litigation, controversial litigation, and business transactions, as well as tax litigation and collection. Call 512.457.1177 for an appointment.
Having worked as a CPA for Price Waterhouse before I went to law school at the University of Texas, I have a real-world understanding of my clients’ challenges, including the negative impact of disputes and the importance of resolving them favorably in a timely manner. For more than 30 years, I have directly represented businesses as a solo practicing attorney in Austin. See my attorney profile for additional background.
My long-term legal assistant, Lynne Rathman, enriches our clients’ experience at the law firm with her knowledge of the business world. She worked for high-tech companies for more than a decade, operated her own company and handled several large estates. Her Texas Tech education provides additional advantage to clients in effective application of technology for larger cases.
The Service Only Found at a Small Firm
As a solo attorney I don’t have the overhead of comparable representation at a major law firm. That means no junior associates juggling your case, no layers of lawyers to get answers to questions. You work directly with me, start to finish. I file the motions. I draft the contracts. I litigate the cases.
Business transactions change as they develop and disputes require positive action, not just responses to the other side. I am accessible and flexible. I recognize and take action on urgent matters decisively, without delay. At John McDuff, Attorney at Law, you are served by a team accustomed to long hours, doing what it takes to meet a litigation deadline or close a deal.
Contact us today regarding your business law or taxation matter. We welcome clients in our high quality office space in downtown Austin, on Congress Avenue, close to the banks, lawyers, accountants, government offices and courthouses with whom we interact on your behalf. My clients are predominantly from Austin and Central Texas, and occasionally from other states.
*AV, BV and CV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.
Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.