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S. Ryan Carlock

Phone: (713) 979-4705

Houston attorney Ryan Carlock is a Houston corporate and tax attorney experienced in federal, state and other tax matters relating to the formation, operation and liquidation of various business entities. He is primarily focused on partnerships, limited liability companies, corporations and trusts engaging in a variety of businesses.

His business and tax practice includes income tax planning for S and C corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies; preparing shareholder agreements, buy-sell agreements, partnership agreements and LLC operating agreements; drafting employment agreements, stock option and phantom stock plans, deferred compensation plans and covenants not-to-compete and nondisclosure agreements; and representing clients in asset and stock acquisitions and other corporate transactions, including mergers, reorganizations and recapitalizations.

In the areas of estate and wealth planning, he counsels clients with regard to estate, tax and charitable gift planning and business succession planning; drafts wills, powers of attorney, living wills, beneficiary designations, trusts, gift and estate tax returns; advises clients regarding wealth preservation and asset protection planning using family limited partnerships, asset protection trusts and irrevocable life insurance trusts; and uses planning and implementation of discount leveraging to help clients transfer wealth to successive generations.


  • Master of Laws in Taxation, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2013
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence, University of Houston Law Center, 2012
    Phi Delta Phi Legal Honors Fraternity, Houston Business and Tax Law Journal
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Oklahoma, 2006

Professional Licenses and Admissions to Practice

  • State Bar of Texas, 2012

Professional Experience

  • Oaks, Hartline & Daly, L.L.P., 2013 - Present
  • Drew & McCallum, LLP, The Woodlands, Texas, Legal Intern, Summer 2011
  • The Honorable Joseph Halbach, Harris County Civil District Court, Law Clerk, Spring 2011
  • The Honorable Joseph Migliozzi, Norfolk General District Court, Law Clerk, Summer 2010

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association
    Taxation Section
  • Dallas Bar Association
    Tax Section
  • Houston Estate & Financial Forum
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association