Brown Fox Adds Tax Practice with Addition of Joshua Smeltzer

January 29, 2020 by

Long-Time U.S. Department of Justice Attorney Brings Significant Tax Controversy and Counseling Experience

Joshua Smeltzer, a tax attorney with over fifteen years of experience, has joined Brown Fox as a partner. Mr. Smeltzer brings to the firm a breadth of experience and behind-the-scenes knowledge from fourteen years with the Department of Justice in Dallas and Washington, D.C. His experience includes basic day to day tax counseling, acting as lead counsel in jury trials, and once handling a billion-dollar case on behalf of the U.S. government.

Mr. Smeltzer’s arrival fills a void the firm has sought to fill for some time. Managing Partner Russ Brown shared, “Our law firm is built to address the most common and pressing legal issues our clients face on a daily basis. We have needed in-house tax expertise for quite some time. Picking up a talent like Joshua allows the firm to provide day-to-day tax advice, but also critically important representation of our clients when they face tax controversies with the IRS. His experience on both sides of tax matters will be invaluable to our clients.”

“As someone who has known Joshua for many years—and admired his work from afar—I cannot think of a better fit for a talented, character-first tax lawyer to join our team.” ~Cort Thomas, Litigation Partner
During his time with the Department of Justice, Mr. Smeltzer received the Department’s Outstanding Attorney Award seven times. He is a magna cum laude graduate of American University’s Washington School of Law and earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Utah. Mr. Smeltzer is licensed in both Texas and Maryland.

Litigation Partner Cort Thomas added, “Joshua is the perfect fit to get our tax practice off the ground and running. As someone who has known Joshua for many years—and admired his work from afar—I cannot think of a better fit for a talented, character-first tax lawyer to join our team.”

Brown Fox is a business boutique law firm, primarily focused on serving businesses, executives, and entrepreneurs in the practice areas most common to their daily business needs: appellate, corporate, labor and employment, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and tax. The firm’s representative clientele includes start-ups; partnerships; small to mid-size, private Texas companies; publicly traded companies; and international corporations. The firm also regularly handles contractual negotiations and disputes for C-level executives and upper management. Additionally, the firm represents numerous cities and governmental entities in governmental and municipal matters.

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Brown Fox is a business boutique law firm primarily focused on serving businesses, executives and entrepreneurs in practice areas most common to their daily business needs: appellate, corporate, labor and employment, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, tax, and the recently formed bankruptcy task force. The firm’s representative clientele includes companies ranging from start-ups to publicly traded companies. Brown Fox also regularly handles contractual negotiations and disputes for C-level executives and upper management. Additionally, the firm represents numerous cities and governmental entities in governmental and municipal matters. Learn more about Brown Fox by clicking here.


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