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 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 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.
Anthony Brister received his B.A. of Finance in Arkansas at Henderson State University. There he played football as a defensive and offensive lineman for four years. He then received his J.D. and Tax LLM at the University of Houston. He has extensive experience in tax preparation, entity structuring, business risk management, and estate planning. Anthony is originally from East Texas, an Eagle Scout who loves hiking, camping, and really any outdoor activities. In his spare time, he also enjoys cooking and trying new foods.
Karl is a tax attorney who assists clients with federal, state, and international tax planning matters in connection with business structuring, mergers, acquisitions, and other partnership and corporate transactions. Karl also advises clients on estate planning matters and drafts partnership and corporation agreements, asset and interest transfer agreements, and financing agreements.
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 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 provides accounting support to the legal and tax teams.
Nicholas Murski, a native Houstonian, earned his B.B.A. in Accounting from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX. He has experience in a wide variety of fields in accounting including but not limited to Controller Services, Internal Accounting, Tax Preparation, and Bookkeeping. Nicholas currently provides Controller and Internal Accounting services for the firms. In his spare time, Nicholas enjoys spending quality time with his family and rooting for the Houston sports teams!
Alize provides administrative support to the legal and tax teams.
Krystal Hardwick is the newest addition to the Cook Legal Group. She has an extensive history in hospitality and personal relations through working in restaurants, wineries, and music venues around the world. She has sung professionally for over 10 years and is a published singer-songwriter. This unique, yet cohesive, composition of experiences gives her insight into the human experience that is very refreshing to have on our team. In her leisure time, Krystal loves to travel more than anything. One of her favorite destinations spots is Brazil! She also greatly enjoys photography, architecture...More
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