Susan

V. Sample

Shareholder
700 Milam Street, Suite 2700
Houston, TX 77002-2806

Overview

Susan practices tax law in the Corporate & Securities section of the Houston office. Susan has the proven ability to quickly understand sophisticated tax scenarios, the underlying nuances and weak areas, and craft persuasive advocacy positions, and implement them to win cases. Susan represents corporations, partnerships, high wealth individuals and estates before the Internal Revenue Service in Examination, Appeals, penalty and collections proceedings. Clients include large to mid-sized locally owned businesses, hospitals and other large non-profits, as well as Fortune 100 companies.

Susan has practiced tax law in multiple sophisticated environments, providing her with a breadth of experience that allows her to best serve her clients’ needs. Prior to joining Munsch Hardt, Susan served as in-house at a large oil and gas company.

Susan currently serves as Mayor of West University Place. 

Education

Admissions

Achievements

IRS, Office of Chief Counsel – Award for Achievement as a Special Assistant United States Attorney

  • Memberships

    American Cancer Society Starlight Gala (Previous Treasurer)
    Friends of West U Parks (Board of Directors)
    Houston CPA Society (Scholarships Committee Chair; Charity Extravaganza Co-Chair, 2011, 2013, 2015; 
    Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo (Steer Starlettes Committee and Rookie of the Year)
    Junior League of Houston, Inc., Finance Council/Financial Study Committee
    Mayor of West University Place (2015-Present)
    Rice Class of 1985 20th and 25th Year Reunion Chair
    SPARK Park (Board of Directors/Vice President)
    Texas Society of CPAs (TSCPA) (Board of Directors)
    UH Law School (Alumni Board of Directors)

Overview

Susan practices tax law in the Corporate & Securities section of the Houston office. Susan has the proven ability to quickly understand sophisticated tax scenarios, the underlying nuances and weak areas, and craft persuasive advocacy positions, and implement them to win cases. Susan represents corporations, partnerships, high wealth individuals and estates before the Internal Revenue Service in Examination, Appeals, penalty and collections proceedings. Clients include large to mid-sized locally owned businesses, hospitals and other large non-profits, as well as Fortune 100 companies.

Susan has practiced tax law in multiple sophisticated environments, providing her with a breadth of experience that allows her to best serve her clients’ needs. Prior to joining Munsch Hardt, Susan served as in-house at a large oil and gas company.

Susan currently serves as Mayor of West University Place. 

Experience

  • IRS Tax Controversy

    Represented a Major League Baseball team that deferred its income from advance season ticket sales (and the minimal associated expenses) until the related games were played.

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  • R&D Tax Credit

    Settled the multi-year R&D statistical sample audit for a Fortune 50 company. Although the expectation was that none of the 150 stat sample projects would be resolved during audit, 

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  • IRS Tax Controversy

    Represented the IRS against a professional basketball player who created a personal services corporation similar to the one in Sargent v. Commissioner, which involved a professional 

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