Matthew S. Beard, JD.
Matthew S. Beard, JD, practices with the firm of Meadows, Collier, Reed, Cousins, Crouch & Ungerman, L.L.P., based in Dallas, Texas. His practice spans two broad areas of taxation: estate planning and probate and income tax and business planning. In his estate planning and probate practice, Mr. Beard designs and implements estate and business succession plans with an emphasis on federal tax issues. He often works closely with accountants, bankers and financial advisors in this process. Mr. Beard also represents fiduciaries in all facets of estate and trust administration. This typically includes court proceedings, tax matters, administration and transfer of assets, and matters before the IRS. Mr. Beard is the author of "An Introductory Guide to Tax and Estate Planning," which provides an introduction to estate planning under Texas law and planning for federal estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer taxes. On transactional matters, Mr. Beard advises clients with a focus on tax issues. He works with a broad range of entities, such as partnerships, limited liability companies, and publicly traded "C" corporations. Transactions include formations, acquisitions/mergers, and liquidations. Mr. Beard is the author of "Annotated Tax Provisions for Limited Liability Companies," which includes tax provisions for company agreements with explanations of how the provisions operate and provide pass-through taxation. Prior to joining the firm in 2012, he was an associate with one of the largest Texas-based law firms.