Dan Baucum is a lawyer who draws on his business and legal acumen to aid his clients with tax planning, business issues and federal tax disputes. With more than 30 years of legal experience, he also consults with legal and accounting professionals on federal tax matters and IRS practices. After establishing a successful law career in Dallas, Dan moved to Washington, D.C., where he was appointed Special Assistant to the IRS Assistant Chief Counsel. He assisted with rulemaking and policy decisions affecting passthrough entity tax issues and estate and gift tax issues by drafting and reviewing proposed regulations, revenue rulings, private letter rulings and IRS Chief Counsel notices. Since returning to Dallas, Dan has advised clients on a full array of tax planning and business transactions.
Recognized for his deft, comprehensive knowledge of LLCs, limited partnerships, S corporations and other business entities, Dan advises clients with federal tax issues and structuring challenges commonly faced by closely held businesses, private equity firms, investors and startups. His experience lends itself to a wide variety of businesses and industries, including technology companies, real estate developers and investors, wholesale and retail outlets, logistics companies, service providers, professionals, private equity investors and family offices to name just a few. Dan has taught classes as an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown Law’s Graduate Tax Law Program, Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law and Baylor Law School. Dan is very active in the State Bar of Texas and currently serves as the 2021-22 Chair of the Tax Section.
Dan has been named as one of The Best Lawyers in America® – Tax Law (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022), Texas Super Lawyer – Tax Law (2021), Best Lawyers in Dallas (D Magazine, 2009, 2011, 2014), Five Top Notch Lawyers – Taxation (Texas Lawyer, 2012) and Power Lawyer (Fort Worth Business Press, 2014), and was named to D CEO Dallas 500 (2022, 2023).