William P. Bowers

TheTexas Tax Section Congratulates the 2022 Outstanding Texas Tax Lawyer William P. Bowers
The Texas Bar Tax Section has selected William P. Bowers, Counsel and former partner and Chair Emeritus of the Tax Section at law offices of Norton Rose Fulbright US LLC, as the Outstanding Texas Tax Lawyer for 2022. Bill has practiced and taught tax law for over 46 years and from 2006 through 2008, served as Senior Counsel in the U.S. Treasury's Office of Tax Policy where he was responsible for the development of administrative guidance
and legislative initiatives for pass-through entities. From 1976 through 1979, Bill also has served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy, assigned as the Assistant Staff Judge Advocate General, United States Naval Academy.
Bill's unwavering commitment to his profession and community has led him to give back to his profession by mentoring and teaching young lawyers in his firm and in law schools. Bill has taught partnership taxation for over 20 years at the University of Texas School of Law and for more than 15 years at Georgetown University's Law Center. Bill is co-author of the Texas Limited Liability Company Practice Manual as well as numerous other publications. Bill has taught and spoken across the country at too many programs to mention. He has been recognized for his professional excellence by Chambers USA; Legal 500; Who’s Who Legal, Corporate Tax; Best Lawyers in America; and Texas Super Lawyers.
Bill currently serves as Vice President of the Institute for Federal Taxation, home of the Texas Federal Tax Institute, the best legal educational program in the Southwest. He has also served as Chair of the State Bar of Texas Tax Section, Chair of the Dallas Bar Association Tax Section, Chair of the Tax Accounting Committee of the American Bar Association Tax Section and Chair of the Southwest Legal Foundation’s Oil and Gas Tax Symposium. Bill is a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, a fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.
Bill takes special pride in his community involvement including serving on the Board of Directors, Baylor Scott & White Hospital – Irving Texas, and the Board of Directors, Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau. Additionally, Bill has served on the Board of Directors of the Lufkin -Conroe Telephone Exchange Company, Inc., a company founded in 1913 by his great grandfather, Judge Edwin J Mantooth.
Bill graduated with honors in Accounting with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas A&M University and received his law degree (J.D.) from the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University. He also holds a Master of Laws in Taxation (LL.M. Taxation) from Georgetown University Law Center.
Always working for the betterment of his clients, profession, and community, Bill is the "best of the best" and the Officers, Council and more than 2000 members of the State Bar of Texas Tax Section are proud to bestow on Bill this well-deserved.

Past Outstanding Texas Tax Lawyer Honorees

We are pleased to recognize and provide more information about our previous honorees:
2021    Mary McNulty
2020    David G. Glickman
2019    William H. Caudill and William P. Streng
2018    Cynthia Morgan Ohlenforst
2017    William D. ("Bill") Elliott
2016    Louise Hytken
2015    Sander Shapiro
2014    Hon. Juan F. Vasquez 
2013    Ira B. Shepard  (deceased)
2012    Emily Parker 
2011    Stanley M. Johanson
2010    Charles O. Galvin (deceased)
2009    Stanley L. Blend
2008    Steve Salch  (deceased)
2007    Buford P. Berry  (deceased)
2007    Ron Kalteyer (deceased)
2006    Charles Hall
2003    Vester T. Hughes, Jr. (deceased)


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