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John Strohmeyer

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John Strohmeyer
Tax and Estate Planning Attorney
My practice focuses on taking care of individuals and their planning issues, which this takes a number of forms.
*I help clients with their estate planning, which includes drafting wills, powers of attorney, and the other documents needed to plan for death and incapacity; reviewing existing wills and trusts; and advising trustees about their trusts.
*I help clients with their personal tax planning, including income tax planning for their business.
*For individuals with assets in the US and elsewhere, either because they’re US persons with assets abroad or nonresidents considering investments here in the US, I help manage the international tax issues.
*Beyond tax planning for the business, I’m here to help with starting the business or making sure that things are running well. For more complicated corporate work, I’ll either work with (if the client wants me to be involved), or refer the matter to (if they don’t), those with the right experience. Another way to put it is that I can help “start the business” and “better the business,” but I’m not always the guy for the “bet the business” work.
*And when someone has died, I help administer the decedent’s estate.
While it sounds like a wide range of disparate and unrelated practices, I see it as a related set of skills that helps clients get the legal pieces in place so that they can focus on what they want to and know that they legal side is handled.
Practice Areas
 Legal Services  Probate & Contested Wills  Taxes
 Financing & Taxes
Certifications
 Juris Doctor (J.D.)  Master of Laws (LL.M.)
Bio
I spent most of my first career as the Night Manager of the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas. I knew when I started there that I’d be going to law school eventually, but I didn’t realize that what I learned there about taking care of clients would carry over to my legal career. After working for law firms for nearly nine years, I started Strohmeyer Law so that I could bring what I learned about client service from the Four Seasons to the legal industry. So, while my career path may have taken a detour through the Four Seasons, the goal has always been the same: take better care of individuals.

After earning my B.S. in Zoology from the University of Texas at Austin in 2002, I spent four years working for the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, primarily as the Night Manager, before beginning my legal education. I earned my J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 2009, then earned a Masters of Law (also known as an “LL.M.”) in Taxation in 2010 from the New York University School of Law. While my time at NYU was the end of my formal education (at least for now), I’ve gone on to become Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in both Tax Law and Estate Planning & Probate Law.

I’ve been recognized by my peers for my efforts by being named a Rising Star by Texas Super Lawyers in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018; “Rookie of the Year” in 2016 and Outstanding Substantive Committee Chair in 2017 by the State Bar of Texas Tax Section; a 2015-2017 Fellow of the Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law of the American Bar Association; and a Young Leader of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

When I’m not practicing law, I spend my time with my wife Emily and our rescued mutts Griswold and Molly, I run marathons (40 as of 4/1/2018), and I volunteer with the Boy Scouts. In the past five years, I’ve run the Boston Marathon, been certified as a home-brewed beer judge by the BJCP, and spent my honeymoon backpacking through Southeast Asia.
Education/Training
The University of Texas School of Law
J.D. with Honors, Law
2006 – 2009
Tax Coursework: Federal Income Tax, Corporate Tax, International Tax (US Model Treaty), Estate Planning

Activities: Texas Review of Entertainment and Sports Law, Submissions Editor, Summer 2008-Spring 2009 Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal, Symposium Committee Excellent Achievement Award, Fall 2007; Associate Editor, Spring 2009; Managing Assistant, Fall 2007-Spring 2008

Activities and Societies: Tax Coursework: Federal Income Tax, Corporate Tax, International Tax (US Model Treaty), Estate Planning Activities: Texas Review of Entertainment and Sports Law, Submissions Editor, Summer 2008-Spring 2009 Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal, Symposium Committee Excellent Achievement Award, Fall 2007; Associate Editor, Spring 2009; Managing Assistant, Fall 2007-Spring 2008


New York University School of Law
LL.M., Taxation
2009 – 2010
Tax coursework: Tax Procedure, Partnership Taxation, Employee Benefits Law, Corporate Tax I & II, Tax Policy & Health Care, Taxation of Affiliated Corporations, Tax Aspects of Charitable Giving, Tax-Exempt Organizations, Taxation of Private Equity Transactions, Advanced Partnership Tax I, International Estate Planning, Structure and Finance of Corporate Transactions

Activities and Societies: Other than studying, I spent my year in New York exploring the city.
Memberships
Strohmeyer Law PLLC, Professional Speaking, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)
Bar Admissions
Houston Bar Association
Free Consultation
Yes
Location
2925 Richmond Ave.,12th Floor
HoustonTX 77098
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