Dan Butcher counsels clients on tax matters, particularly in the areas of state and local taxation. He has extensive experience with matters involving Texas franchise tax, Texas sales and use tax, and other state and local taxes, including administrative appeals, refund claims, and litigation. A significant part of this practice includes representing taxpayers before the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts as well as the agencies responsible for state taxes in many other states in the U.S.
Dan currently serves as Strasburger's Managing Partner.
- Admitted, Texas
- State Bar of Texas Tax Section, Chairman, Corporate Tax Committee 1991-1993; Chairman, State Tax Committee, 1992-1994
- Southwest Chapter of the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, Former General Counsel
Southern Methodist University, LL.M., 1989
The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1984, cum laude
Texas International Law Journal, Editor, 1983-84
University of Denver, B.S.A., 1981, cum laude
- Represented many taxpayers in cases and proceedings seeking Texas state tax refunds or contesting assessments.
- Assisted numerous private companies in voluntary disclosure of state and local tax liability throughout the United States to reduce exposure to penalty, interest and back taxes.
- Assisted companies in negotiation of state sales and use tax collection agreements.
- Assisted taxpayers to reduce sales tax on aircraft and other "large ticket" item purchases.
- Assisted taxpayers in structuring business operations to reduce state corporate income and franchise tax.
- Analyzed and advised with respect to state transaction and income tax aspects of numerous mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions.
- Assisted taxpayers in negotiating and implementing tax incentive and tax abatement agreements.
- Represented taxpayer in Home Interiors & Gifts, Inc. v. Strayhorn, 175 S.W. 3d 856 (Tex.App.-Austin, 2005, pet.denied) (Texas franchise tax provisions governing "throwback" of out-of-state sales discriminated against interstate commerce and therefore violated Commerce Clause).
PUBLICATIONS Texas Sales, Use and Franchise Tax Update
, 2012 Spring Accounting Update, Houston CPA Society (22 May 2012).
Recent Texas Sales & Franchise (Margin) Tax Developments and Legislative Update, Dallas/Fort Worth State Tax Association (Feb. 2007).
Unique Tax and Accounting Issues for Direct Selling Companies, Direct Selling Association Tax & Accounting Practicum, Washington, D.C. (2004).
Traps to Avoid in State and Local Taxation, Strasburger Tax Symposium, Dallas and San Antonio, Texas (Aug. 2002).
Going Global: International Tax Issues, Direct Selling Association Finance, Tax & Administration Seminar, Washington, D.C. (Dec. 2002).
- Named D Magazine Best Lawyer by Best Lawyers, 2011
- Named among Best Lawyers in America by Best Lawyers, 2005-2011, 2013
- Named Texas Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters, 2003-2008, 2011