The Williard Law Firm, L.P. was
formed by Steve M. Williard in 2002 after working as a partner for a
law firm that he practiced with for ten years. Mr. Williard formed The
Williard Law Firm, L.P. after determining that his clients could be
better served by devoting his individual attention to his clients'
Steve M. Williard
concentrates his practice in business transactions, tax planning and
tax controversy, real estate transactions, and commercial litigation.
Mr. Williard's practice includes negotiating, documenting and closing
corporate stock and asset acquisitions, mergers and consolidations;
formation and financing of business ventures; buy-sell agreements,
employment contracts; joint ventures; real estate sales and
acquisitions; and tax planning for businesses and their owners,
including asset protection. Mr. Williard also represents taxpayers
before the Internal Revenue Service, United States Tax Court and the
United States District Courts. In addition, Mr. Williard also practices
in the area of Texas state and local taxation, including sales and use
tax, franchise tax and property tax matters.
Williard is a native of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He received his
Master of Laws in Taxation (LL.M. Taxation) and his Master of Business
Administration (MBA) in Finance from the University of Houston, his
Juris Doctorate from South Texas College of Law (JD), and his Bachelor
of Science in Business Administration from Shippensburg University of
Pennsylvania, majoring in finance. Mr. Williard has been a certified
public accountant in the State of Texas since 1989.
Williard is a member of the American Bar Association, Houston Bar
Association, Texas State Bar College and the Texas Society of Certified
Public Accountants. Mr. Williard is an Adjunct Professor at South Texas
College of Law. Mr. Williard routinely speaks before professional
groups such as the State Bar of Texas, the Houston Chapter of the Texas
Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Woman's Society
of Certified Public Accountants, the University of Houston Small
Business Administration, Charter Bank's Monthly Tax Workshops and the
National Business Institute's Workshops.