Kenton E.

Kenton E. McDonald

Attorney & Counselor at Law

ABOUT KENTON

Kenton McDonald concentrates on solving federal tax planning problems that arise in business transactions, and on advising clients in matters involving their interaction with the Internal Revenue Service, including their tax return reporting positions, in audits and in appeals proceedings.

Education

Board Certified

since 1983

Tax Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
J.D. Southern Methodist University | Dallas, Texas

1977

Member, Board of Editors, Southwestern Law Journal. Texas Society of CPA Graduate Fellowship.
B.B.A. (accounting) with highest honors, Southern Methodist University | Dallas, Texas

1974

Completed four year degree in two years. Recipient: Delta Sigma Pi Scholarship key, Phi Eta Sigma Award to Outstanding Senior Man. Beta Gamma Sigma, Beta Alpha Psi.

EXPERIENCE

Kenton Mcdonald Law, Corpus Christi, Texas

2018 -

Broad federal tax practice, including representation of closely held corporations and partnerships and individuals in planning for major transactions and in tax controversies.
Shareholder, Branscomb | P.C., Corpus Christi, Texas

1989-2018

Broad federal tax practice, including representation of closely held corporations and partnerships and individuals in planning for major transactions and in tax controversies.

Assistant to the Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service, Washington, D.C.

1987-1989

Appointed by Lawrence B. Gibbs, Commissioner of IRS, to serve as his personal representative in developing regulations and other guidance under Tax Reform Act (TRA) of 1986 in areas dealing with partnerships, corporations, passive losses, estate and gift and natural resource taxation, and special projects. Co-principal technical instructor on TRA 1986 course for all senior executives of IRS. Recipient: Commissioner’s Award for Distinguished Service to IRS.

Associate and Partner, Matthews & Branscomb, P.C., Corpus Christi, Texas

1977-1987

PROFESSIONAL

Member

2017

American Bar Foundation
Member

2008

American Law Institute
Chair, Planning Committee

2000-2001

University of Texas School of Law, Annual Conference on Taxation (Member, Planning Committee 1996 – ). Speaker 2017.
Fellow

2000-

American College of Tax Counsel
Chair, Committee

1997-1999

On Natural Resources, American Bar Association Taxation Section.
Best Lawyers

1993-2018

Included in Woodward & White’s “Best Lawyers in America”, Tax Law and Tax Controversy
Member, Planning Committee

1996-2004

University of Texas School of Law, Parker Fielder Biannual Conference on Oil and Gas Taxation.
Chair, Subcommittee

1992-1998

On IRS Service Centers and Taxpayer Service, Committee on Administrative Practice, American Bar Association Taxation Section. Member 1990 – Current.
Member and lecturer

1991

Subchapter S Banking Association and Independent Bankers Association of Texas Attorney’s Council. Participated in effort to enact legislation expanding Subchapter S to closely- held banks. Co­author of and legislative witness on Texas Limited Banking Association (LLC) Statute.
Participant

1990

AICPA/ABA Invitational Conference on Reduction of Income Tax Complexity
Participant

1988

AICPA/ABA Invitational Conference on Tax Compliance (Reston II)
Chair, Committee

1984-1986

On Natural Resources, State Bar of Texas Taxation Section
Member, Tax Committee

1983-1987

Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA)
Lecturer

Frequent

At conferences on taxation sponsored by ABA, AICPA, University of Texas, State Bar of Texas, Texas Society of CPAs, Prentice-Hall Law and Business, and others

COMMUNITY

Member, (national) Board of Directors

2007-2009

World Affairs Council of America (WACA)
Member, Board of Directors

2005-2007

Member, Board of Directors, CorpusBeat (public charity supporting serious journalism involving local high school and college students)
Member, Board of Directors

2004-

Future USA (private) Foundation (supporting civic and educational endeavors)
Chair (2 terms), Board of Governors

2003-2005

Art Museum of South Texas (Trustee 1995-2010) and Chair-Endowment Committee 2005)
Trustee and President

1997-2007

Una Chapman Cox Foundation for the benefit of the United States Foreign Service (U.S. State Department)
Member, Executive Committee

1997-2003

Corpus Christi Symphony Board of Directors
Board of Directors (Treasurer)

1997-1999

Temple Beth El, Corpus Christi
Chair, Board of Directors

1992-1994

KEDT-TV, FM (Corpus Christi PBS)
Member, Board of Directors

1990-1997

Ada Wilson Children’s Hospital
Member, Board of Directors (Treasurer)

1979-1986

Corpus Christi YMCA

CONTACT

How to contact us?

  • Office
    361-265-4542
  • Fax
    361-339-2061
  • Address
    321 Texan Trail, Suite 250
    Corpus Christi, Texas 78411

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