Mission

Cook Legal Group, LLLP secures and maximizes client assets by providing tax and business consulting services that drive innovative wealth building solutions.

Avoid Financial Hazards

With a dynamic, collaborative approach, an exemplary track record, and a greatly experienced team offering more than 150 combined years of legal, tax, and business management experience across diverse industries, we strive to make sure our recommendations are at the forefront of innovation.

 

Our Wealth of Services Safeguard Your Assets

Cook Legal Group, LLLP focuses primarily on

  • Choice of Business Entity
  • Limited Partnership Structures
  • Family Limited Partnership Structures
  • Income Tax Planning
  • Tax Controversy Representation
  • Domestic and International Wealth Preservation
  • Estate Planning: Wills, Powers of Attorney, Trusts
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Business Control
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Probate
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts

 

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  • Loren R. Cook

    CEO / Attorney, CPA

    The founding shareholder of the firm, Loren received his B.A. and M.A. in Accounting from New Mexico State University and a J.D. from Thurgood Marshall School of Law. His 20-plus years of international and domestic experience play a major role in our approach to tax and business consulting services. By using coordinated legal planning, tax planning, and business risk management solutions, Loren and his team can anticipate opportunities and develop innovative, flexible solutions for our clients.

  • Anthony Choueifati

    Attorney

    Anthony Choueifati graduated from the University of Houston with a B.A. in Economics and Psychology and from South Texas College of Law with a J.D. After founding a successful Austin practice in 2006, Anthony merged his existing practice with Cook Legal Group, LLLP in 2012. Anthony zealously advocates for Cook Legal Group, LLLP’s clients, focusing his practice in the areas of civil litigation defense, contracts, franchising, business entity selection, M&A and estate planning.

  • Gene McCain

    Attorney / CPA

    Gene McCain obtained a B.B.A. in Accounting from Hardin-Simmons University and a law degree from South Texas College. In addition to being an attorney, Gene is also a CPA. He has managed a variety of areas including federal and state taxation planning including estate planning. He has an extensive background dealing with the IRS and state agencies in tax controversy matters. His experience includes tax returns, audits, workouts, litigation and appeals.

  • Jen Murray

    Associate Attorney

    Jen Murray grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, and moved to Texas to attend Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.  She graduated with a B.A. in History, and moved to Houston in 2003.  Jen worked in management and local government before graduating from South Texas College of Law.  Her areas of knowledge include estate planning and probate, general civil litigation, and business entity structuring.

  • Thaison Hua

    Associate

    Thaison Hua was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He graduated from the University of Houston with a B.S. in Psychology, and graduated from South Texas College of Law with a J.D. While in law school, he began clerking at Cook Legal Group, LLLP, and upon graduation was brought on as a full-time associate. His areas of expertise include Business Entity Structuring, Contracts, and General Civil Litigation. When not at work, he enjoys swimming, skiing, and spending time with his dogs.

  • Julie George

    Administrative Assistant

    Julie facilitates corporate communications and organizes special events for Cook Legal Group, LLLP. She received her B.A. in Elementary Education from Nicholls State University. Prior to joining Cook Legal Group, LLLP, she spent 15 years working in the hotel industry.

  • Susan Shulick

    Administrative Assistant

    Susan coordinates international services and logistics for Cook Legal Group, LLLP. She received her A.B. Economics degree from the University of Santo Tomas and an M.B.A. Honors degree from the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines. Prior to joining Cook Legal Group, LLLP, she held various coordinating roles and administrative functions for an international development bank based in Manila.

  • Paula Cook

    Administrative Assistant

    Paula provides accounting support to the legal and tax teams.

  • Ramiro Benitez

    Marketing/Administrative Assistant

    Ramiro Benitez provides communication and administrative support for Cook Legal Group, LLLP. He received an AAS in both Graphic Design and Photography.

  • Kristy Maslanka

    Administrative Assistant

    Kristy is Cook Legal Group’s head receptionist and provides administrative support services to all team members.  She studied Interior Design, Art, and Technology at Texas State University.  In her free time, Kristy enjoys working on her private pilot’s license and participating in philanthropy work with the Commemorative Air Force.

History & Culture

Cook Legal Group, LLLP is a full-service business consulting firm that focuses on safeguarding client assets, preserving accumulated wealth and minimizing tax obligations and potential controversies. With offices in Houston and Austin, Texas it serves more than 600 clients in the medical, real estate, financial, retail and professional services industries nationwide.

The team brings a wide range of experience and knowledge in business, tax, and legal matters to the clients. It primarily focuses on privately held business and entrepreneur needs and assists in asset protection, estate planning, business structuring, strategic tax planning and legal general counsel work. Cook Legal Group, LLLP also provides general business litigation, copyright and trademark protection, and other sophisticated business transaction services.