Bethany Peterson, JD, LLM - Tax

phone: (817) 918-3035
fax: (817) 916-8824

AREAS OF PRACTICE
Individual Taxation
Corporate Taxation
Partnership Taxation
Tax Controversies
Business Law
Estate Planning
Gift & Estate Taxation
Non-Profit & Tax Exempt Organizations

EDUCATION
Southern Methodist University
Tax LLM – 2015
Texas Tech University School of Law
D.- 2014
Law Journal- Business & Bankruptcy Law Journal – Vol. I Business Manager
Howard Payne University
BBA, BS- 2011
Major: Accounting, Political Science

Bethany Peterson, JD, LLM – Tax, is an associate transactional attorney focused on a variety of business matters, including advising small businesses related to choice of entity, acquisitions, and corporate governance. She focuses her attention on federal income tax planning and compliance matters for small business clients.  In addition, she assists clients with their estate planning needs, including estate and gift tax planning.

Before joining Scharar Law Firm, P.C., Bethany graduated from Southern Methodist University with her Master of Tax Law (LLM).  She received her law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law in May 2014. At Texas Tech, she was the founding Business Manager of the Business & Bankruptcy Law Journal where she gained valuable experience in the formation of a tax-exempt organization. She also has a degree in accounting and is in the process of taking the exam to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Bar and Court Admissions

State of Texas

(November 2014)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS 
Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA)- Member
Tax Section of the State Bar of Texas- Member
Houston Young Lawyers Association- Member

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Assisted in preparation of 2017 Proposed Wealth Transfer Regs: What You Need to Know if You Have a Family Business – FWInc. Magazine January 2017
Assisted in preparation of 2015 GAAP vs IFRS – presentation to students at University of Malawi​
Assisted in preparation of 2015 TCYLA – Bridging The Gap – presenting on Accounting 101
2015 TYLA eNews – Article of Interest (September 2015) – Return Due Date Changes and More