Dec. 10, 2018 – University of Houston Law Center LL.M. alumna, Catherine Scheid '93, recently began her one-year term leading the Tax Section of the State Bar of Texas.
"I have the opportunity to work with some of the most gifted and talented tax lawyers in the state of Texas," Scheid said. "I also have the opportunity to help move forward some wonderful programs, like the pro bono programs and the COGS program, a program that comments on legislation for Washington and the Texas Comptroller."
Scheid said her goal is to create an environment of collaboration and to continue the section's success for years to come.
"I hope to encourage all of the officers that are working with me and all of the chairs and co-chairs to work with each other, and to help keep all the great programs going," Scheid said. "We have continuing legal education programs that help attorneys so I want to improve them along the way with the help of my colleagues."
Scheid currently has a private practice in Houston where she specializes in asset protection, estate planning, tax litigation, probate, trust law and wills. She credited Law Center faculty members for enhancing her specialized areas of tax law and estate planning.
"I really enjoyed studying for my LL.M. in Tax," Scheid said. "I always encourage people to study for their LL.M. I will be forever grateful to Professor Bill Streng for teaching me how to read the internal revenue code.
"Professor Ira Shepard made sure that we completed our thesis and we knew how to argue a tax case.-The LL.M. program taught us how to research the tax law."