Justin W. Clark practices in the tax planning and controversy and business organization and governance sections at DGC Law. He focuses on advising companies in the oil and gas and oilfield service industries in acquisitions, divestitures, private equity raises, joint ventures, debt financings, leases and sales of minerals and equipment, and 1031 exchanges with issues unique to mineral interests. Justin has experience representing clients in a multitude of transactions where tax implications play an integral role, including tax free reorganizations, cross-border transactions (both inbound and outbound and including transfer pricing issues), taxable stock and asset sales, allocations of purchase price, partnership profits interests, Subchapter K mixing bowl arrangements, net operating loss utilization, corporate conversions to Subchapter S status, and non-qualified deferred and incentive compensation arrangements. He also represents 501(c)(3) organizations, manufacturers, real estate developers and technology companies in general corporate and tax matters.
In addition to his transactional practice, Justin represents individual and business taxpayers in controversies with the IRS and the Texas Comptroller by handling audits, protests and appeals. He has written two nationally published tax articles, including an article addressing the transferee liability of shareholders for unpaid taxes of dissolved corporations, an issue currently being litigated in Tax Courts across the country.
Justin initially joined DGC Law in January of 2011 after graduating with his Masters in Taxation from New York University and practicing tax and corporate law in Chicago for nearly three years. While at DGC Law, Justin and David Smith have represented Midland based clients in multi-million dollar transactions with the following private equity firms: Denham Capital, Natural Gas Partners, Kayne Anderson, Stellus Capital, EnCap, Chambers Energy, and Highland Capital.
U.S. Tax Court, 2009