Allen B. Craig III

Retired Partner


Allen Craig serves businesses and tax clients, operating in Texas and nationally in the chemical, trucking, oilfield services and ranching sectors. His practice includes mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, partnership and limited liability company planning, state tax planning, and international inbound and outbound transactions.

In addition, Allen is involved in income and estate planning for individuals and closely held businesses, in audit and compliance matters before the Internal Revenue Service and state taxing authorities. He also has experience in obtaining private letter rulings from the IRS.

Clients seek Allen’s help on a variety of other issues, such as international planning for multinational inbound and outbound transactions, and multistate taxation.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, State Bar of Texas
    • Member, Taxation Section
      • Former Council Member
    • Former Chair, Corporate Tax Committee
    • Former Editor, State Bar Section of Taxation Newsletter
    • Former Officer, Various Committees
  • Board Certified, Tax Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Member, American Bar Association
    • Member, Taxation Section
      • Former Officer
  • Member, Houston Bar Association
    • Member, Taxation Section
    • Former Officer, Various Committees
  • Texas Representative, Internal Revenue Service Liaison Council
  • Former Teacher, Section on Corporate and Business Transactions, University of Houston College of Law Continuing Education Law Practice Skills

Community Involvement

  • Director, Texans for the Arts (2005-present)
  • Texas State Captain, Americans for the Arts (2006-present)
  • Director, Bayou Preservation Association (2002-present)
    • Member, Executive Committee
    • Treasurer
  • Counsel, Director, The C. G. Jung Center of Houston (1992-present)
    • Chairman, Long Range Planning Committee
    • Chairman, Finance Committee
  • Special Counsel, Big Brother, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Greater Houston
  • Member, Houston Metropolitan Racquet Club
    • Member, Membership Committee
  • Member, Washington and Lee Alumni Association
  • Member, St. John's School Alumni Association
  • Volunteer, Lawyer for the Arts
  • Coach, Special Olympics
  • Former Counsel, Advisory Board Member, Covenant First Step Fund (2001-2004)
  • Former Counsel and Director, The Houston Children’s Museum (1988-1992)
  • Former Counsel, Vice President and Director, The Houston Conservatory of Music (1985-1990)

Honors & Awards

  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the fields of:
    • Corporate Law (2005-2021)
    • Tax Law (2005-2021)
  • Recognized, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Tom Wicker ed., Chambers & Partners)
    • Tax (Texas) (2003-2014)
  • Recognized, Texas Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters business, as published in Texas Super Lawyers Magazine
    • Tax (2003-present)
  • Received AV Preeminent®, 5.0 out of 5 from Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™


  • The University of Texas School of Law (J.D., 1970)
  • Washington and Lee University (B.S., 1968)
    • With special attainments


  • Texas (1971)
  • U.S. Tax Court (1979)