Jimmy Martens, Attorney and CPA, is a partner with Martens, Todd & Leonard,
a Texas tax controversies litigation law firm located in downtown Austin, Texas.
Mr. Martens has tried tax cases through both the Texas Supreme Court and the U.S. Supreme Court. He and others at Martens, Todd & Leonard limits their law practice to challenging Texas franchise and sales tax assessments and denied refund claims
in audits, administrative hearings, and in the state courts of Texas though the Texas Supreme Court.
He is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Tax Law.
Kelli Todd, Attorney and CPA, is a partner with Martens, Todd & Leonard, a Texas tax law firm located in downtown Austin, Texas.
Ms. Todd is a former IRS trial attorney who now represents Texas tax clients in state tax audits, in administrative proceedings,
and in the Texas state courts.
She focuses her practice on representing clients who are undergoing sales and use tax audits, with the goal of eliminating and/or minimizing any potential adverse sales tax assessment at the audit level.
Lacy Leonard, trial attorney, is a partner with Martens,Todd & Leonard, a tax controversies litigation law firm located in downtown Austin, Texas.
She and other members of her law firm limit their practices to challenging Texas franchise and sales tax assessments and denied refund claims in audits, administrative hearings, and in the state courts of Texas though the Texas Supreme court.
Gordon Martens, trial and appellate attorney with Martens, Todd & Leonard, a boutique tax litigation law firm located in
downtown Austin, Texas.
Gordon and other members of his law firm represent clients during Texas tax audits, in Administrative Hearings, and in the Texas
trial and appellate courts.
He has represented a wide variety of businesses with a focus on the oil, gas, construction, and technology industries.
Reid Diaz, trial and appellate attorney with Martens, Todd & Leonard, a boutique tax litigation law firm located in downtown Austin, Texas.
Mr. Diaz defends taxpayers in their challenges to Texas sales tax and franchise tax assessments, Audits, administrative hearings in the Texas district courts, Texas courts of appeals and the Texas Supreme Court.
Jonathan is an Experienced Manager within BDO’s Southwest State and Local Tax practice specializing in state and local sales and use tax. He has experience serving multiple industries including oilfield services companies, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, technology, and agriculture.
Chris Blackwell is a Manager in Deloitte’s Austin, Texas office and specializes in indirect taxation.
Chris provides a broad array of tax consulting, advisory, and compliance services, including audit defense and mitigation, tax refund prosecution, controversy representation, and settlement and voluntary self-disclosure negotiation.
Bobby Bui is a Texas-based State and Local Tax (SALT) attorney advising clients on a broad range of SALT matters.
His industry focus is in the oil & gas, EPC and manufacturing sectors. His clients include several global super majors as well as numerous oil & gas commodity trading companies.
Nathan has 20 years of experience in sales and use tax. His career began in Public Accounting, where he spent nearly a decade in the Big Four and a Top 10 firm splitting his time between state income-franchise tax and sales and use tax. He transitioned into industry where he spent over a decade focused on sales tax within the energy industry, specifically oil and gas exploration & production and oilfield services.
Gary Dressler is an Associate Director with Postlethwaite & Netterville. He has more than 26 years of state and local tax experience.
His primary focus is on all matters pertaining to Louisiana state and local taxation, including planning, audit representation, and representation at both state and local appeals hearings.
Gary previously spent 19 years in the retail industry, two years in the tax department of an oil and gas company, and over 18 years with a Big Four firm where he served as the State Tax Resource Network member for Louisiana and Mississippi until 2015.
Raymond Gray is a partner with Michel Gray & Rogers, LLP.
Raymond began his career in property tax with the Texas House Ways & Means Committee at the adoption of the Property Tax Code in 1981. Since that time, Raymond has been become one of the leading property tax practitioners in Texas. Representing all types of properties as a property tax attorney, Raymond’s caseload includes a wide array of tax protests and appeals, including complex industrial cases like windfarms and chemical manufacturing, as well as freeport exemptions and tax abatements.
His commercial real estate appeals include hotels, large and small office, medical office, multi-family, and retail.
John LaBorde is a Managing Director at Moss Adams LLP. With over 30 years of experience in taxation, John has worked in industry and public accounting, focused on assisting clients in the energy industry. His energy industry experience covers a broad range including exploration & production, energy services, downstream energy, midstream and interstate pipelines, power generation including renewable energy, electricity distribution and energy trading.
Stephen Metz is a Senior Manager with KPMG LLP in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Metz has represented clients in state and local tax matters since 1997. Prior to joining KPMG LLP, Mr. Metz worked at a boutique law firm specializing in Colorado Special Metropolitan Districts and served as the Law Clerk for the Honorable Edward A. Simons in Denver District Court.
Tom A. Smith
Tom's career began as an auditor for the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts in 1990. There, he spent over six years performing out of state audits. He frequently conducted training classes and performed numerous computerized samples. He was also called upon to testify as an expert witness on several occasions. This foundation with the state gave him special insight as his career moved into public accounting. Tom spent a total of 15 years at several Big Four firms before joining a local firm in Oklahoma in 2010.
Tim Van Valen
Tim Van Valen is a New Mexico attorney with 35 years of experience. For over 25 years, his practice has been devoted almost exclusively to New Mexico taxation issues for businesses, primarily large, multi-state or multinational. Common topics are tax research and planning, litigation and appeals, legislation and government affairs, regulations, private letter rulings, and unique issues relating to business activities involving Native American tribes, nations, and pueblos.
Dwayne Van Wieren
Dwayne Van Wieren is a CPA and Tax Partner with Deloitte Tax LLP in Los Angeles, California. Mr. Van Wieren is a former sales and use tax auditor with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. Mr. Van Wieren currently leads Deloitte’s national U.S. indirect tax services team, which consists of 175 sales, use and excise tax professionals.