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Chamberlain Hrdlicka
1200 Smith Street
Suite 1400
Houston, Texas 77002
United States

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Larry Sherlock is a tax attorney in the Tax Controversy Section of Chamberlain Hrdlicka in Houston.

In more than 30 years of practice, Larry has achieved success both at the Tax Division of the Justice Department and at Chamberlain Hrdlicka. He has a record of more than 40 cases tried to completion before judges and juries.

His practice focuses on negotiating and litigating federal tax disputes, including disputes arising out of income tax audits, estate and gift tax valuation questions and criminal investigations.

Larry counsels a wide variety of clients, including individuals, small businesses and large Fortune 500 companies.

Most recently, Larry has handled matters that resulted in favorable outcomes at IRS appeals and in court related to complex income tax questions and IRS challenges to estate tax valuations of family limited partnerships.


Stony Brook University (N.Y.), B.S., 1972

Brooklyn Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1978

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Tax > US taxes: contentious

Chamberlain Hrdlicka represents Fortune 100 corporations, multinationals, and high-net-worth individuals on federal and state litigation and criminal tax defense. The team also covers IRS litigation, audits, and appeals before Federal Circuit Courts and the Supreme Court. Houston-based co-chair Lawrence Sherlock specializes in negotiating and litigating federal tax disputes. He works alongside tax controversy co-chair Juan F. Vasquez, Jr. and Larry Campagna, a highly regarded tax defense expert. San Antonio-based federal and SALT controversy specialist Jamie Vasquez is also noted. In Atlanta, David Aughtry is noted for both criminal and civil tax controversy and litigation, and Hale Sheppard focuses on conservation easement and captive insure matters, while in Philadelphia tax litigation specialist Philip Karter covers high-profile matters including federal income tax, excise tax, and estate and gift tax. Former Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas Eva Guzman joined in August 2021, practicing out of Houston and San Antonio, and is particularly strong in SALT litigation.