Curtis is an experienced tax litigator who primarily represents clients appealing various types of tax assessments by state, local, and federal agencies. He also litigates tax assessments in Texas district courts and federal tax court and advises clients concerning the state and federal tax implications of transactions. Prior to joining Scott Douglass & McConnico, Curtis worked for the Internal Revenue Service as a revenue agent.
Curtis has obtained over a hundred tax letter rulings from the Texas Comptroller’s Office regarding various tax related issues. He has also successfully settled hundreds of cases against the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts and Internal Revenue Service.
Curtis also has a wide practice representing mixed beverage taxpayers before the Texas Comptroller’s office. He has successfully resolved and litigated hundreds of mixed beverage assessments through both the audit and the redetermination process in Texas. Curtis has also litigated similar cases in Tennessee for purposes of the liquor-by-the drink tax.
Curtis has successfully litigated and resolved dozens of assessments by the Texas Comptroller’s office against aircraft. Curtis was lead counsel for Scott Douglass & McConnico in a key decision issues by an administrative hearing judge affirming a structured purchase of a corporate aircraft that resulted in no sales or use tax. The matter was later resolved successfully on behalf of the client and other similarly situated clients.
- Boise State University, B.S., Political Science and Economics, 1991
- Certified Public Accountant, 1993
- University of Texas School of Law, 1997 with honors
- State Bar of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
- U.S. Court of Appeals
- Fifth Circuit
- United States Supreme Court
- U.S. Tax Court
- Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation