Bar Admissions: Texas
Mr. Royal’s practice focuses on business transactions including entity formation and operations, tax planning for individuals, corporations, partnerships, and LLC’s, as well as controversies involving the Texas Margin Tax and Texas Sales and Use Taxes. In addition to tax planning and return preparation, Mr. Royal’s tax practice also includes structuring 1031 exchanges, U.S. taxation of foreign transactions, and disclosure of previously undisclosed foreign income and foreign bank accounts (FBAR reporting). Mr. Royal also provides estate planning services and advises clients on real estate transactions, contracts, and debtor/creditor relationships excluding bankruptcy.
Before earning his law degree, Mr. Royal practiced public accounting as a CPA for 6 years and continues to maintain his CPA license in addition to his attorney’s license. He brings his agricultural background as well as his business and tax experience to the practice of law.
Mr. Royal grew up on a family farm near Plainview, Texas and when not in the office practicing law, he still enjoys the satisfaction of a long day working cattle and driving tractors. Mr. Royal’s hobbies include snow skiing, fly fishing, and snorkeling, but he is particularly skilled at clay target shooting, having been invited to the U.S. Olympic Training Center numerous times to compete in Men’s Trap, in addition to winning several state championships.