Edward Corts

Edward is a federal and state tax litigator. He represents individuals, closely-held businesses, and corporations in Texas tax litigation in all forums, including State Office of Administrative Hearings, District Court, the Court of Appeals, and the Texas Supreme Court. He also represents clients in IRS audits, appeals, and litigation in the United States Tax Court, Federal District Courts, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and U.S. Court of Appeals.

In addition to his litigation practice, Edward assists clients with tax planning advice at both the state and federal level. He provides choice of entity guidance to clients and the tax implications of each entity. He advises clients on minimizing the tax costs on international operations through the use of applicable credits and international tax treaties. Further, Edward works on structuring the tax aspects of corporate mergers, acquisitions, spinoffs, asset divestitures, and other corporate reorganizations.

Prior to his return to private practice, Edward was a member of the Administrative Hearings section of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts’ Administrative Hearings and Tax Litigation Division. Edward was principally focused on representing the Comptroller regarding contested audits and denial of refunds involving Texas franchise/margin tax, sales and use tax, natural gas and oil production (severance) taxes, mixed beverage tax, and the International Fuel Tax Agreement.

  • The Sturm College of Law
  • The University of Denver LL.M., Taxation, August 2001
  • Mississippi College School of Law Juris Doctorate, May 2000
  • Baylor University B.B.A Finance, May 1997

  • New York University, LL.M (Taxation)
  • The University of Mississippi School of Law, summa cum laude, J.D.
    • Associate Editor, Mississippi Law Journal
    • Executive Board and Order of the Barristers, Moot Court Board
    • Dean’s Leadership Council
  • The University of Mississippi, M.S. in Taxation
  • The University of Mississippi, B.S. in Accountancy