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Mr. Halliburton’s law practice emphasizes client-focused representation of tax-exempt organizations in matters unique to the tax-exempt arena, as well as in matters applicable to other forms of business entities.
Areas of counsel include formation, applications for exemptions, employment law, vendor and other third-party agreements, real property transactions, loan transactions, and on-going counsel in areas of governance, policy creation, litigation, mergers, dissolution, and others.
Mr. Halliburton’s tax-exempt client demographic is diverse and includes private foundations, health and welfare organizations, quasi-governmental entities, private schools, churches and other religious organizations, trade associations, homeowners associations, public charities, and nonprofit radio stations.
His diverse client base allows Mr. Halliburton a unique perspective on the many different business endeavors and legal challenges of his and other WKPZ clients. With this experience, he provides an equally-diverse range of legal counsel and business strategy with regard to litigation matters, business transactions, governance, and employment law matters faced by WKPZ clients.
Mr. Halliburton provides efficient and client-specific legal counsel for many organizations, large and small, in corporate formation and tax-exempt application processes, including federal, state and property, and he provides counsel for member and non-member organizations in the winding up, dissolution and termination processes.
Mr. Halliburton has served as borrower’s counsel for multi-million dollar tax-exempt bond issue with complications of pre-issue construction activity and debt payoff, and has served nonprofit entities in other multi-million dollar construction loan transactions.
Real Property Matters
Mr. Halliburton represented a tax-exempt membership organization in a multi-million dollar real property buy-sell agreement with complicated ownership, governance, and title issues, and represented tax-exempt property owner in obtaining retroactive property tax exemption for property with complicated ownership and use histories.
Mr. Halliburton provided legal counsel for a membership corporation in merger with a separate membership corporation, and he served as counsel for merger of regional chapters of a national public charity into one solidified chapter organization. He also counsels clients through various options for combinations of entities.
Outside Advisor and Counselor
He serves as outside general counsel to international trade associations; with service including on-going review of governance matters, employment matters, numerous and complex vendor agreements and third-party arrangements, and many other areas of counsel.
Mr. Halliburton represents WKPZ clients in various litigation matters and administrative proceedings, including disputes involving breach of contract, defamation, discrimination in employment and other employment-related claims, fraud, governance issues, real property, Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and others.
Leadership Development Workshop – Presentations included Leadership and the Law: Board Chair & Executive Director Roles; and Governance Considerations for Regional Trade Associations.
Promotional Products Association International, Grapevine, TX, Sept. 2014
Vendor Agreements, Sexual Harassment and Disability Discrimination, Fair Labor Standards Act, and Property Tax Exemptions.
International Shelby Conference, St. Louis, MO, June 2014
Candor for the Court and Zealous Client Representation: How to effectively comply with the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct.
Texarkana Bar Association, Texarkana, TX, May 2014
Intellectual Property and Tax-Exempt Organizations.
Missio-Nexus, Dallas, TX, Sept. 2013
Tax-Exempt Organizations Legal Update and IRS Activity.
Texas Society of CPAs, Galveston, TX, June 2013
Nonprofit Organizations Boot Camp.
Nonprofit Management Center, Fort Worth, TX, Aug. 2013
Sexual Harassment, How to Manage an Age-Old Problem in Today’s Modern Times.
Texas Ministry Conference, Houston, TX, Feb. 2013
10 Legal Concerns Facing Tax-Exempt Organizations.
Nonprofit Management Center, Permian Basin, Midland, TX, Feb. 2013
Internal Warfare: Addressing/Resolving Board Discord.
University of Texas 30th Annual Nonprofit Law Institute, Austin, TX, Jan. 2013 (Panel)
Update on Significant Case Law, Legislation and IRS Activity.
State Bar of Tex. 10th Annual Governance of Nonprofit Organizations, Austin, TX, Aug. 2012
Don’t Get Caught with Your Legal Briefs Down.
North Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives, Irving, TX, Aug. 2012
Rules for Private Foundations-Directors and Officers Training.
CITGO Petroleum Corporation; Simón Bolívar Foundation Inc., Houston, TX, July 2012
Ministers and Taxation.
Victory Family Church, Cranberry Township, PA (via Skype), Feb. 2012
Governance, Anti-Trust, and Related Issues Affecting National-Chapter Trade Associations.
National Utility Contractors Association, Fort Worth, TX, July 2011
Nonprofit Governance and Fiduciary Duties Under the Microscope.
United Way of Greater Houston, Houston, TX, 2011
Faith & Philanthropy Institute-Annual Ultimate Financial & Legal Conferences. Select Topics.
Arlington, TX, 2008-2012
Excellence in Board Governance.
Center for Nonprofit Management with Texas Instruments, Dallas, TX, 2011.
Libraries and the Law: How (and When) to Keep the Records, Doors and Books Open.
North Texas Library Partners Annual Conference, Decatur, TX, 2011.
- Xpert HR, Contributing Author (2012). Texas-specific content for Employment Law Manual: Employee Classification; Min. Wage; Child Labor; Enforcement, Liability, Prevention, Defense