Edward E.

Edward E. "Ned" Hartline, III

Phone: (713) 979-5120

Houston attorney Edward Hartline’s primary practice involves the representation of clients in tax matters related to the formation, reorganization, and purchase and sale of business entities, as well as other business transactions including contested tax matters before the Internal Revenue Service, Tax Court, and District Court. His practice also includes transactional aspects connected with business reorganizations and sales. He has worked with partnership agreements, syndicated partnerships, oil and gas tax matters and all aspects of foreign tax matters including structuring investments in the U.S. and in foreign jurisdictions.


  • Doctor of Jurisprudence, University of Houston, Bates College of Law, 1973
    Law Review Editor; President, Order of the Barrons (scholastic honorary)
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Illinois, 1968

Professional Licenses and Admissions to Practice

  • Attorney at Law, Texas, 1974

Professional Experience

  • Oaks, Hartline & Daly, L.L.P., Managing Partner, 2006 - Present
  • Brown McCarroll, L. L. P., Managing Partner – Houston, 1990-2006
  • Oaks, Hartline & Honey, Managing Partner, 1986-1990
  • Butler & Binion, Partner, Management Committee, 1974-1990

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Board of Directors, Houston Law Review, 1980 – Present
    Chairman of the Board of Directors, 2004-2005
  • Board of Directors, Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy, 2004-2014
  • Board of Directors, Braes Bayou Little League, 1996
  • Foreign Tax Committee, American Bar Association Tax Section, 1986 – Present
    Subcommittee Chairman – Non-resident Aliens, 1988-1990
  • Editor, Recent Developments in Oil and Gas & Real Estate Taxation, State Bar of Texas Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Journal, 1995 – Present
  • Speaker, American Bar Association, Foreign Tax Committee; State Bar of Texas; Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants