Douglas Cowan advises clients on business and tax transactional matters — domestic and international tax (inbound and outbound). He graduated from St. Mary’s School of Law and obtained his Master of Laws degree in taxation from the Georgetown University Law Center. Douglas worked with Deloitte in Dallas and Washington D.C. focusing on international tax matters and subsequently worked as Senior Tax Counsel for Hewlett Packard when Hewlett Packard split into HP Enterprise and HP Inc. Douglas then went on to work with EY LLP’s transaction tax practice focusing on M&A transactions and post-acquisition reorganizations. Douglas consequently has significant experience advising domestic and international clients in a broad range of complex tax matters. Although Douglas’ practice is varied, he has recently focused on matters involving intellectual property, venture capital, private equity, and energy investment transactions. Douglas has extensive business experience working in Latin America and Europe; and he speaks fluent English, Spanish and French.
Matt practices and advises clients on business development, transactional law, and intellectual property law. He graduated from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 2015 and immediately began working in the NGO sector. His former practice took him abroad to Europe to negotiate and draft resolutions for UN backed treaties and to Africa where he conducted industry wide financial analyses. Matt’s experience also saw him handling regulatory and administrative challenges to the Department of Interior.
Matt is very comfortable with counseling and growing domestic and international businesses. He comes from a family of entrepreneurs, owned and managed his own company in Tanzania—through his undergraduate and legal studies, and is an investor in several San Antonio start-ups.
Matt is an avid conservationist and outdoorsman. He serves on the board of directors for two conservation non-profits. Matt speaks Polish and Swahili fluently and is well-versed in Spanish.