Congratulations to FBFK’s Dan Baucum: 2023 Texas Lawyer Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Recognized as one of the top tax attorneys in Texas, Texas Lawyer announced today that FBFK Tax Law Shareholder Dan Baucum was selected as a Lifetime Achievement Award Winner. Congratulations to Dan!
 
According to the announcement in Texas Lawyer, “these individuals are being acknowledged for their impactful contributions and successes. In the coming months, we are excited to showcase profiles and publish Q&As with these remarkable lawyers.”
 
The article also shared this about Dan, “While tax law may not be the most talked about facet of law, Dan Baucum of FBFK has been a lauded and quietly influential tax law leader for the state of Texas, if not the United States.
 
Baucum is recognized for providing significant input on two well-known tax policy decisions: He was the principal reviewer on the disguised sale regulations and an advisor to Paul Kugler, the associate chief counsel for P&SI, on the IRS policy leading up to a published notice addressing the Campbell decision and ultimately Revenue Procedure 93-27, affecting the taxation of profits interests issued by partnerships and LLCs.”
 
Additionally, FBFK CEO Kyle Ferguson calls Dan “the most experienced, creative tax attorney” he’s ever worked with. “Dan’s depth of experience with the IRS coupled with his ability to come up with unique tax solutions brings our transactional practice a substantial advantage in the marketplace. He is our ‘secret weapon’ on our transactional team.” He adds: “His willingness to think differently and then stay within the bounds of the tax rules is incredibly valuable; he’s such a wealth of knowledge and experience, he rarely needs to look up anything. He’s a rare breed among tax attorneys.”
 
With more than 30 years in the legal space, Dan is a Fellow in the American College of Tax Counsel, Past Chair of the State Bar of Texas Tax Section (2022), and Past Chair of the Dallas Bar Association Tax Section. He’s won every award and earned every honor available to attorneys – from Best Lawyers in America to Texas Super Lawyers to D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas to DCEO Magazine’s exclusive Dallas 500 most influential people list – indeed, he’s won several of these awards multiple times over.