Robert M. Mendell

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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.

(Board Certified, Tax Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization)

Areas of Practice (83)

  • Tax Law
  • Business Organization
  • Buying and Selling a Business
  • Pass-Through Entities
  • Probate Administration
  • Federal Tax Controversies
  • Business Transactions
  • Business Law
  • Business Dissolutions
  • Business Estate Planning
  • Business Formation
  • Business Planning
  • Business Reorganization
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Business Successions
  • Business Taxation
  • Business Transfers
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Buying and Selling of Businesses
  • Closely Held Business Estate Planning
  • Closely Held Business Law
  • Closely Held Business Taxation
  • Entrepreneurial Business Law
  • Family Business Law
  • Family Business Successions
  • Limited Liability Company Law
  • Professional Practices
  • Small Business Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Closely Held Corporations
  • Corporate Dissolutions
  • Corporate Formation
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Income Tax
  • Corporate Organization
  • Corporate Planning
  • Corporate Reorganization
  • Corporate Successions
  • Corporate Tax Controversies
  • Corporate Tax Planning
  • Corporate Taxation
  • Family Corporations
  • Incorporation
  • S Corporations
  • Small Business Corporations
  • Business Acquisitions
  • Business Divestitures
  • Merger Reorganization
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • Spin-Offs
  • Partnership Law
  • Family Partnerships
  • Limited Partnerships
  • Partnership Dissolution
  • Partnership Formation
  • Partnership Organization
  • Partnership Taxation
  • Probate
  • Taxation
  • Estate and Gift Taxation
  • Federal Estate and Gift Taxation
  • Federal Income Tax
  • Federal Taxation
  • Income Tax
  • Individual Taxation
  • Tax Appeals
  • Tax Audits
  • Tax Collection
  • Tax Controversies
  • Tax Planning
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Decedents Estates
  • Estate Administration
  • Family Trusts
  • Family Wealth Transfer
  • Living Trusts
  • Personal Planning
  • Trust Administration
  • Trust Law
  • Trust Planning
  • Wealth Preservation
  • Inheritance
  • Successions

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
713-888-0700  Phone
713-888-0800  Fax
University Attended:
University of Texas, Austin Texas, B.A., magna cum laude, Psychology, Honors: Phi Beta Kappa; Dean's List, 1976
Law School Attended:
University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas, J.D., 1979
Year of First Admission:
1979, Texas; 1982, U.S. Tax Court
Birth Information:
January 6, 1954
( Board Certified, Tax Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization )

Peer Reviews

A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

*Peer Reviews provided before April 15, 2008 are not displayed.


Houston, Texas

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