Mr. Royal knows that much of the stress caused by a legal question stems from a fear of the unknown. Ignoring a problem and hoping it will go away usually just makes things worse. It is for this reason that Mr. Royal works collaboratively with clients to educate them about the options available to them: the overall process involved in addressing a client’s legal needs, where the client is at in the overall process, and the likely amount of time that will pass before the issue is resolved if it cannot be resolved immediately. Having the courage to ask for help is a big step in the right direction when it comes to resolving challenging issues. Just knowing a little more about what to expect can go a long way toward relieving the stress caused by complex legal issues.
Mr. Royal’s practice focuses on business transactions including entity formation and operations, tax planning and compliance for individuals, corporations, partnerships, and LLC’s, as well as tax controversies at all stages of the tax determination and administration process, including representing clients with unreported foreign income and undisclosed foreign bank accounts (FBAR reporting). Mr. Royal’s practice also includes estate planning and probate, real estate transactions, contracts, and debtor/creditor relationships (excluding bankruptcy.)
Mr. Royal is Board Certified in Tax Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Before earning his law degree, Mr. Royal practiced public accounting as a CPA for six years and continues to maintain his CPA license in addition to his attorney’s license. Visit http://www.tbls.org/WhyChooseBoardCertified.aspx to learn more about Board Certification.
Mr. Royal grew up on a family farm near Plainview, Texas, and, when not in the office practicing law, he still enjoys the satisfaction of a long day working cattle and driving tractors. Mr. Royal’s hobbies include snow skiing and fly fishing, but he is particularly skilled at clay target shooting, having been invited to the U.S. Olympic Training Center numerous times to compete in Men’s Trap, in addition to winning several state championships.
Oklahoma City University School of Law (Oklahoma City, OK)
Bachelor of Science – Agricultural and Applied Economics ; Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting
Texas Tech University (Lubbock, TX)
BAR ADMISSIONS AND BOARD CERTIFICATIONS
The Supreme Court of Texas
The United States Tax Court