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Overview

Albert is a certified public accountant who practiced with a “Big Four” public accounting firm in Dallas, Texas, before beginning his legal education.

This background in accounting and tax compliance, coupled with more than 15 years in private law firm practice advising a variety of clients (with a particular emphasis in the healthcare industry), gives Albert a particularly strong foundation to counsel clients and arrive at solutions in complicated corporate and tax matters without dependency on multiple lawyers.

Albert has represented hospital districts, large hospital systems, physician groups of all sizes and practice specialties, management companies, and nonprofit healthcare organizations in a variety of corporate merger and acquisition transactions. He has also helped counsel small startups in the vibrant Austin entrepreneurial community and is a regular speaker at Austin’s Relationship & Information Series for Entrepreneurs (RISE) program – a weeklong series of seminars and events that draws thousands of small businesses for advice and discussion.

He has particularly significant experience in the nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations area, having handled virtually all aspects of tax and transactional matters for the healthcare industry. He has applied for and received tax-exempt status for dozens of organizations and has been a frequent writer on the topic for national publications, such as the Wolters Kluwer Exempt Organization Reports.

Before joining Husch Blackwell, he was a Partner at Brown McCarroll.


Industries

Services

Recognition

  • David Wellington Chew Award, Asian Pacific Interest Section (APIS) of the State Bar of Texas, 2016

Education

  • J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
    • SMU Law Review, Texas Survey Editor
  • Master of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
  • M.P.A., University of Texas at Austin
    • Accounting
  • B.B.A., University of Texas at Austin

Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. Tax Court

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Austin Asian American Bar Association, Leadership Council
  • CCH Healthcare Compliance Newsletter, Advisory Board, 2007-2012
  • Communication Service for the Deaf, Board of Directors, 2014-present
  • State Bar of Texas, Asian Pacific Interest Section, treasurer, 2005-2012; Tax Section, Exempt Organizations Committee, co-chair, 2007-2011
Experience
  • Represented tax-exempt organizations in connection with securing state and local franchise, sales and property tax exemptions.
  • Advised clients in connection with proper structuring of mergers and acquisitions agreements to minimize federal, state and local taxes.
  • Represented hospitals, physician and other professional service groups, management service organizations and governmental units, agencies and instrumentalities in connection with their related corporate merger and acquisition transactions and tax matters.
  • Counseled a $70 million physician practice group in connection with its entire group’s sale to a publicly traded healthcare system.
  • Represented a group of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) physicians in connection with an extensive reorganization and $15 million sale of partial ownership interests to a private equity fund.
  • Represented a large group of anesthesiologists in connection with a $90 million sale to a publicly traded healthcare system.
  • Represented a Texas franchise of pizza restaurants in $12 million sale to a private equity fund.
  • Counseled nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations (ranging from small medical research foundations to rural hospitals to governmental health maintenance organizations) in all aspects of operation, including formation, tax-exempt applications, governance and dispute matters, Internal Revenue Service audits, reorganizations and joint ventures with for-profit entities.
Community Leadership
  • Any Baby Can of Austin, Child and Family Resource Center, director, 2008-2015
  • Foundation for Pediatric Acute Care and Quality, director, 2011-2012