Thompson & Knight Attorney Named Chairman of Advisory Council and Conference

Dallas, TX, August 24, 2007 --( The international law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to congratulate R. Gordon Appleman on being named Chairman of The University of Texas (UT) College of Liberal Arts Foundation Advisory Council and Chairman of The University of Texas School of Law’s (UT Law) 55th Annual Taxation Conference.

Appleman will begin his position as UT College of Liberal Arts Foundation Advisory Council Chairman on September 1, 2007. He is a founding member of the Advisory Council, which supports the UT College of Liberal Arts in its mission to provide a good foundation in the humanities and social sciences to its students.

UT Law's renowned Taxation Conference will be held in Austin November 7-9 and will cover updates and planning techniques. The conference also features the 2007 Estate Planning Workshop, which will address recent developments affecting estate planning, current “insider IRS” topics, pre-mortem and post-mortem income tax issues, tax strategy patents, and federal tax valuation developments. Online registration is available at

Appleman is a Partner in the Tax Practice Group in Thompson & Knight’s Fort Worth office who focuses his practice on all aspects of taxation law. He counsels clients on federal income, estate, gift, generation-skipping transfer, and excise taxes, as well as state inheritance, franchise, and sales taxes. Appleman also has extensive experience in wills, probate, estates, trusts, exempt organizations, community property, and employee benefits. He has been active in numerous organizations, including serving as Past Chairman of the State Bar of Texas Taxation Section, Chairman of the Executive Committee of The University of Texas Chancellor's Council, and President of UT’s Ex-Students' Association (Texas Exes).

About Thompson & Knight

Since 1887, Thompson & Knight LLP has consistently made a positive impact on its clients’ successes. With its practice focused on the energy industry, the Firm has extensive resources in litigation, tax, insolvency, and international energy matters. The Firm has approximately 420 attorneys, and has offices and alliances in North America, South America, Europe, and Africa. Thompson & Knight represents companies, government entities, and individuals in local, regional, and national markets around the world.

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