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    Matthew Roberts advises business entities and individuals on federal tax planning and tax controversy matters.  A native of Mississippi, Matthew received his undergraduate degree in accounting and his Master’s degree in taxation from the University of Mississippi.  He received his law degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Mississippi School of Law, where he was an editor for the Mississippi Law Journal and also an executive board member for the Moot Court Board.  After law school, Matthew received an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law.

    Prior to joining Wood LLP, Matthew spent three years as a law clerk to Chief Judge Michael B. Thornton of the United States Tax Court in Washington, D.C.  After his clerkship, Matthew worked for a large tax law firm in Dallas, Texas, where he represented clients in audits, appellate conferences, and Tax Court or District Court litigation.  He also provided tax advice to businesses on complex tax matters related to domestic and international transactions, including formations, acquisitions, dispositions, mergers, spin-offs, and liquidations. 

    Member, State Bar of Mississippi, 2011

    Member, State Bar of Texas, 2015

    Admitted, United States Tax Court

    Admitted, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

    Admitted, United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, and Southern Districts of Texas

    Not currently admitted to the State Bar of California.
    New York University School of Law, LL.M. in Taxation, 2012

    University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2011

    Member, Order of the Barristers, 2011

    Member, Deanís Leadership Council, 2010-2011

    University of Mississippi, M.S. in Taxation, 2008

    University of Mississippi, B.S. in Accountancy, 2006
    Comment, Transmuting Mississippiís Current Transmutation Doctrines: Establishing Clear and Consistent Precedents to Property Division, 80 MISS. L.J. 709 (2010).