Cantey Hanger Welcomes Daniel Baucum as Partner
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Fort Worth, Texas – Attorney Daniel Baucum has joined Cantey Hanger LLP as a partner. Baucum’s practice areas are business transactions and tax planning involving limited liability companies, partnerships, S corporations and C corporations. He advises clients in business and tax planning, also counseling clients in the purchasing and sale of their businesses, cross-border transactions, private equity fund transactions, and Internal Revenue Service and Texas Comptroller controversies, including appeals, audits and litigation.

He also teaches business and tax law at Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University. Practicing in Washington, D.C. he also taught IRS Practice and Procedure in the Graduate Tax Law Program at Georgetown University’s Law Center.


“We are excited to have Dan join the firm. His broad experience in taxation, both for businesses and individuals, enhances what always has been a strong point in the range of services we provide our clients,” said Stephen L. Tatum, the firm’s Managing Partner.

Baucum was selected in 2012 as one of five finalists in tax law by Texas Lawyer for it’s Go-To Lawyer award, presented only once every five years in 18 practicing areas. He has been listed twice by D Magazine as a prominent tax lawyer as voted by his peers. He is rated “AV” Preeminent (5.0 out of 5.0) by Martindale Hubbell Legal Directory. He was awarded with the Distinguished Service Award by The Texas Section of the State Bar of Texas at the Bar’s 2013 annual convention.

For almost ten years Baucum worked in Washington D.C. as a Special Assistant in the IRS Chief Counsel’s Office and also as a director of the IRS Practice for Coopers & Lybrand, LLP, in their national Tax Office, according to a press release from the firm.

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Co-chair of The Texas Bar Tax Section Leadership Academy, Baucum is also a member of its council. In the past he’s chaired its Partnership and Real Estate Tax Committee, its committee on Government Submissions and its continual Legal Education Committees, serving twice as Course Director for its Annual Advanced Tax Law Course. An officer of the Tax Section of the Dallas Bar Association, he is also a member of the American Bar Association Tax Section’s Partnership & Real Estate Tax Committee and Administrative Practice Committee. Baucum serves as Corporate Secretary and Director of the Texas Federal Tax Institute, a non-profit institution annually hosting the Texas Federal Tax Conference and other continuing legal education programs for lawyers and accountants.

He’s received his undergraduate degree in business administration from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University, his Juris Doctor from the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University, and a Master of Laws in Taxation from the New York University School of Law.

Admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1979, he is admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.



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