Patrick R. Gordon

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Pat’s practice focuses on business and corporate law and tax law. Pat advises on issues concerning business sales & acquisitions as well as domestic and international tax law.

In 1994, Pat became partner at Gordon Davis Johnson & Shane P.C. He received his B.B.A at Texas A&M University, MBA at Texas Tech University Rawls School of Business and J.D. at Texas Tech University School of Law.

Pat’s extensive legal experience has led to authorship or co-authorship to multiple publications and speaking engagements. Outside of the office, Pat serves as a Board Member for the El Paso Children’s Hospital and enjoys traveling the world to climb mountains and scuba dive.

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With a heart for animal rescue, Pat has six rescue dogs, including four Chihuahuas, many of whom can regularly be found at the office.

Professional Affiliations and Accomplishments

  • Editor, Tax Section Newsletter; State Bar of Texas, 1998 - 1999
  • Council Member of the State Bar of Texas - Tax Section
  • American Bar Association
  • Board Member of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, 2003 - 2006
  • El Paso/Jaurez Chapter of Young Presidents’ Organization
  • Board Member, El Paso Children’s Hospital
  • Texas Commissioner, Rio Grande Compact Commission, State of Texas
  • Texas Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters service, Tax Law, 2007 - 2010, 2014 - 2017
  • The Best Lawyers in America© by Woodward/White, Inc., (Corporate Law), 2006 - 2017
  • The Best Lawyers in America© by Woodward/White, Inc., (Tax Law), 2006 - 2017
  • Texas Best Lawyers® by Woodward/White, Inc. - Tax Law, 2012
  • Texas Best Lawyers® by Woodward/White, Inc. - Corporate Law, 2012
  • Best Lawyers® 2017 Tax Law “Lawyer of the Year”, by Woodward/White, Inc., El Paso, TX
  • Best Lawyers® 2016 Corporate Law “Lawyer of the Year”, by Woodward/White, Inc., El Paso, TX
  • Best Lawyers® 2014 Tax Law “Lawyer of the Year”, by Woodward/White, Inc., El Paso, TX
  • Best Lawyers® 2012 Corporate Law “Lawyer of the Year”, by Woodward/White, Inc., El Paso, TX

Publications

  • Author: “The Amoco Case: ‘The Implied Covenant to Seek Favorable Administrative Action,’” Texas Tech Law Review, 1983
  • Co-author: “Settlements in Maquiladora Cases Contain Planning Guidance,” Journal of International Tax, 1993
  • Co-author: “Planning for New and Existing Operations Under the U.S.-Mexico Income Tax Treaty,” Journal of Tax, 1994
  • Co-author: “Chihuahua: Tax Court Accepts IRS Withholding on Deemed Payments,” Journal of International Taxation, 1995
  • Co-author: “Treatise, U.S. Taxation of Foreign Corporations and Their Affiliates,” Warren, Gorham and Lamont, 1995
  • Author/Speaker for the State Bar of Texas Advanced Tax Law, 1994-1995; 1997
  • Author/Speaker for World Trade Institute, 1993-1997
  • Author/Speaker for Council for International Tax Education, 1994-1999
  • Author/Speaker for National Business Institute, 1994-1998
  • Author/Speaker for New York University, 1996
  • Author/Speaker for Global Education Services, 1997-1998
  • Author/Speaker for Alliance for Tax, Legal and Accounting Seminars, 1999-2004
  • Author/Speaker for Texas/Mexico Bar Association, 1999
  • Author/Speaker World Trade Center El Paso/Juarez, 1998-2000
  • Author/Speaker for State Bar of Texas International Law Section, 2001
  • Author/Speaker for University Autonoma de Cd. Juarez, 2004

Admissions & Qualifications

Texas, 1983

Board certified - Tax Law - Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1989

Certified Public Accountant in Texas, 1988

Licensed Real Estate Broker in Texas, 1981

U.S. Tax Court, 1984

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1985

Education

Texas A&M, B.B.A., 1980, with high honors

Texas Tech University, MBA, 1983, with high honors

Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., 1983, with high honors

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