Robert M. Mendell

Robert M. Mendell

President since January 1, 1995
Location:
Houston, Texas
Phone:
713-888-0700
Fax:
713-888-0800
Email:

Robert M. Mendell, Attorney at Law, P.C. is a mergers and acquisitions, tax law, and estate planning law firm based in Houston, Texas. The firm's attorney, Robert M. Mendell, has over 35 years of experience representing Houston area clients and has handled a diverse range of legal matters over his career. In addition to being Board Certified in Tax Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Mr. Mendell is also a licensed Texas Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and has been very active in the Houston CPA community, having taught numerous tax and business law seminars in association with various local CPA professional organizations and holding various officerships and committee chairmanship positions through the years for the Houston CPA Society (the Houston Chapter of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants). Mr. Mendell has also received an AV peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating.
 
The firm has substantial expertise in mergers and acquisitions, tax planning and tax law, estate planning, family limited partnership formation and structuring, probate administration, business organization formation, and related legal matters.

Robert M. Mendell, Board Certified Tax Attorney and Texas Attorney CPA
 
All matters coming before the firm are handled directly by Robert M. Mendell, a lawyer with more than 35 years of experience. The firm continuously endeavors to combine a high level of professional competence with a high standard of personal service. The firm concentrates on these areas of law:
 
Mergers and Acquisitions - business acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, asset purchase agreements, stock purchase agreements, merger agreements, seller warranties and representations, seller indemnification provisions, purchase price earnouts, purchase price holdbacks and escrow reserves, confidentiality agreements, letters of intent, noncompetition and nonsolicitation provisions

Tax Law and Tax Planning - entity selection tax planning, tax-advantaged structuring of business transactions, and tax planning for personal matters; tax controversy and tax resolution matters, including IRS tax audits and installment payment plans
 
Estate Planning - family limited partnership structuring, wills, trusts, marital property agreements, preparation of other estate planning documents, asset protection planning, succession planning, and estate tax reduction planning

Family Limited Partnerships - segregation of assets into one or more limited partnerships, asset protection, estate tax reduction, protection of assets against failed marriages, simplifying family transfers to junior generations

Probate and Estate Administration - handling of distribution of estate assets upon death pursuant to statutory probate procedures
 
Business Organizations - entity selection, formations, acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, conversions, divisions, tax-free reorganizations, sales of businesses, purchases of business, succession planning,  preparation and review of complex business contracts

Tax lawyer, Robert M. Mendell, has taught more than 200 tax and business law seminars.

The firm prides itself in handling complex legal matters and being responsive to clients' questions, concerns and problems. Contact the firm to speak directly with Robert M. Mendell concerning any substantial mergers and acquisitions (M&A), tax planning, tax law, estate planning, family limited partnership (FLP), probate administration, business organization, or business planning legal matter. Mr. Mendell can be reached by phone at 713-888-0700 or by e-mail.

 

Areas of Practice

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Tax Law
  • Family Limited Partnerships
  • Business Organizations
  • Buying and Selling a Business
  • Pass-Through Entities
  • Estate Planning
  • Trusts
  • Wills
  • Probate and Estate Administration
  • Federal Tax Controversies
  • Business Transactions and Business Contracts

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Tax Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1988
  • Certified Public Accountant, Texas State Board of Accountancy, 1983

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1979
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1982

Education

  • University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. - May, 1979
  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas
    • B.A. magna cum laude - May, 1976
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa; Dean's List
    • Major: Psychology

Published Works

  • U.S. Income Tax Laws Are Too Complicated!
  • Negotiating The Business Acquisition In A Buyer's Market

Honors and Awards

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Recipient, Presidential Special Recognition for Dedicated Service Award, Texas Society of Certified Accountants/Houston Chapter, 1997 - 1998
  • Recipient, Outstanding Speaker Award, Texas Society of Certified Accountants/Houston Chapter, 1993 - 1994
  • AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Houston Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Texas; Member, Sections on Business Law,, Taxation Law, Real Estate Probate and Trust Law
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, Member of CPE Advisory Board, 2006 - 2008
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, Member of the Board of Directors, 1992 - 2001
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants/Houston Chapter, Member of Strategic Planning Committee, 2004 - 2007
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants/Houston Chapter, Member of Relations with Taxing Authorities Committee, 2005 - 2007
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants/Houston Chapter, Member of CPE Committee, 2006 - 2007
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants/Houston Chapter, Member of the Board of Directors, 1996 - 2002
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants/Houston Chapter, Coordinating Director, Health Care Committee, 2002 - 2003
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants/Houston Chapter, Coordinating Director, Leadership Development Committee, 2001 - 2002
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants/Houston Chapter, Coordinating Director, Real Estate Study Group Committee, 2001 - 2002
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants/Houston Chapter, Coordinating Director, Long Range Objectives and Panning Committee, 2000 - 2001
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants/Houston Chapter, Coordinating Director, Information Technology Committee, 1999 - 2000
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants/Houston Chapter, Coordinating Director, Nonprofit Services Committee, 1999 - 2000
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants/Houston Chapter, Coordinating Director, Real Estate Study Group, 1999 - 2000
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants/Houston Chapter, Coordinating Director, Advanced Technology Education Committee, 1998 - 1999
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants/Houston Chapter, Coordinating Director, Personal Financial Planning Committee, 1998 - 1999
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants/Houston Chapter, Member, Tax Forums Committee, 1998 - 1999
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants/Houston Chapter, Coordinating Director, Small Business Committee, 1997 - 1998
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants/Houston Chapter, Coordinating Director, Tax Forums Committee, 1997 - 1998
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants/Houston Chapter, Coordinating Director, Tax Special Projects Committee, 1997 - 1998
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants/Houston Chapter, Coordinating Director, Tax Forums Committee, 1996 - 1997
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants/Houston Chapter, Coordinating Director, Tax Special Projects Committee, 1996 - 1997
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants/Houston Chapter, Coordinating Director, Tax Exposition Committee, 1996 - 1997
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants/Houston Chapter, Vice President, 1993 - 1996
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants/Houston Chapter, Member of the Executive Committee, 1993 - 1996
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants/Houston Chapter, Member of the Tax Forums Committee, 1995 - 1996
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants/Houston Chapter, Coordinating Officer, Community Services Committee, 1994 - 1995
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants/Houston Chapter, Coordinating Officer, International Committee, 1994 - 1995
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants/Houston Chapter, Coordinating Officer, Management of an Accounting Practice Committee, 1994 - 1995
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants/Houston Chapter, Coordinating Officer, Library Committee, 1994 - 1995
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants/Houston Chapter, Coordinating Officer, Tax Special Projects Committee, 1994 - 1995
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants/Houston Chapter, Member, Tax Forums Committee, Bylaws Tax Force, 1994 - 1995
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants/Houston Chapter, Coordinating Officer, Health Care Committee, 1993 - 1994
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants/Houston Chapter, Coordinating Officer, Membership Committee, 1993 - 1994
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants/Houston Chapter, Coordinating Officer, Nonprofit Services Committee, 1993 - 1994
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants/Houston Chapter, Coordinating Director, Small Business Committee, 1993 - 1994
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants/Houston Chapter, Committee Chairman, Real Estate Study Group Committee, 1993 - 1994
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants/Houston Chapter, Member, Federal Tax Study Groups Committee, 1993 - 1994
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants/Houston Chapter, Committee Chairman, Real Estate Study Group Committee, 1992 - 1993
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants/Houston Chapter, Member, Tax Forums Committee, 1992 - 1993
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants/Houston Chapter, Treasurer, 1991 - 1992