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Sam Megally

Fax +1.214.939.5849
Mr. Megally focuses his state and local tax practice on both Texas and multi-state matters, particularly relating to tax planning and controversies involving income tax, sales tax, franchise tax, and property tax. As part of his controversy practice, he has extensive experience representing taxpayers in tax disputes, including administrative proceedings and litigation against the Texas Comptroller, departments of revenue in other states, and local taxing jurisdictions both in and outside of Texas. He has also worked extensively on tax-related legislative representations, both in Texas and in other states. He has substantial experience representing taxpayers in a broad range of industries, including both e-commerce and traditional brick & mortar retailers, travel and tourism companies, air carriers and private aircraft operators, and hospitals and pharmaceutical and health care companies.


  • Best Lawyers in America, Tax Law, 2018
  • Chambers USA, Tax - Texas, 2017 and 2018
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2016, 2017, and 2018

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Board of Directors, The Family Place, 2017 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
    • Chair, State and Local Tax Committee, Tax Section, 2016 - Present
    • Vice-Chair, State and Local Tax Committee, Tax Section, 2011-16
  • Texas Bar Foundation, 2016 - Present
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association, 2005 - Present
  • Dallas Bar Association
    • Tax Section
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
    • Leadership Class, 2006
  • Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce, Young Professionals of Greater Dallas
    • Board 2007-08
    • Programs Committee, 2006
  • Texas Diversity Council North Texas Advisory Board
  • Frequent pro bono representations
  • Intern for the Honorable Priscilla Owen, Texas Supreme Court, 2003
  • Intern for R. Ted Cruz, Texas Solicitor General, 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • “State Tax Issues for Investment Funds,” American Bar Association Section of Taxation 2018 Fall Tax Meeting, October 5, 2018
  • Update on the Updates: Recent Texas Comptroller Rulemaking Activity,” Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants Texas State Taxation Conference, August 7, 2017
  • Nexus Trends and Texas Developments,” DFW-Area Institute for Professionals in Taxation Local Luncheon, July 26, 2017
  • State Tax Update,” State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, Tax Section, June 23, 2017
  • “Introduction of Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Glenn Hegar,” Texas Comptroller Annual Briefing, October 4, 2016
  • “Overview of Federal Constitutional Limitations on State Taxation,” Texas Comptroller Annual Briefing, State Bar of Texas State and Local Tax Legal Overview Session, October 5, 2015
  • "Advice to My Former Self," Fifth Annual 1L Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Scholars Summit, May 30, 2015
  • “State and Local Tax - Overview and Updates,” State Bar of Texas Tax Section Tax Law Survey in a Day, February 28, 2014
  • “Hot Topics:  Non-Income Taxes,” Tax Executives Institute, Inc., Dallas/Fort Worth Tax School, April 24, 2013
  • “State and Local Tax Overview,” SMU Dedman School of Law, Tax and Fiscal Policy, March 5, 2012
  • “The New Texas Margin Tax a/k/a the ‘New and Improved Franchise Tax’,” State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, Business Law and Corporate Counsel Sections, June 26, 2008