Peter Anastopulos

Peter Anastopulos has focused his practice on advising and representing individuals, businesses and tax professionals in federal civil and criminal tax controversies. His practice is also dedicated to providing his clients with viable resolutions and defenses against Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) actions at any stage during an audit, litigation, investigation or collection matter. Although every case is different, Peter’s goal is to minimize the tax impact to his clients in the most effective manner while utilizing all available taxpayer options. As a result, when a tax issue cannot be resolved with an IRS exam or administrative appeals, Peter will litigate in the U.S. Tax Court or federal district or bankruptcy courts.

In addition to his tax controversy practice, Peter advises clients on tax and estate planning matters (including asset protection) to avoid potential disputes with the IRS and minimize tax liabilities under the Internal Revenue Code. As a result of federal tax law changes implemented on Jan. 1, 2018 (that affect both individual businesses), Peter drafts estate plans that are tailored to the particular client’s needs and helps answer any questions related to these changes. This includes providing advice on how to properly to conduct their business operations and representing his clients in both the purchase or sale of their businesses.


  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
    • LL.M. in Taxation - 2006
  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. - 2004
  • Southern Methodist University
    • B.B.A. in Accounting - 1993
  • Graduated Cistercian Preparatory School - 1989

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star, Texas Super Lawyers magazine, 2013-2015
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2018-2019

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Tax Section
  • State Bar of Texas, Tax Section

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • California

Representative Experience

  • Successfully represented a dentist’s cattle breeding operation as a “for profit” farming business entitled to deduct all claimed expenses, resulting in refunds for the client.
  • Represent executors and administrators regarding their fiduciary duties in administering estates with potential or outstanding tax claims against the estate.
  • Successfully represented a parking management company in a margins tax dispute in which the Comptroller fully conceded no taxes were owed.