Peter G. Milne, P.C.

The law firm of Peter G. Milne, P.C. provides legal assistance and counseling in the areas of federal, state and local taxation, estate planning, business formation and operation, estate planning, probate, guardianship, elder law and family law.

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Firm Overview

At the law firm of Peter G. Milne, P.C., we strive to represent our clients with commitment, diligence, determination, understanding and compassion. What separates us from rest of the pack is not what we do, but how we do it -- advocating zealously -- working as a team -- solving client's problems in a smart, comprehensive, and holistic manner.

Our satisfied clients include people of all ages and from all walks of life, small and large businesses, non-profit organizations, executors, administrators and trustees. We advise, counsel and represent clients referred by other attorneys, certified public accountants, tax return preparers, financial advisors, past opponents and their legal counsel, and most importantly, by current and former clients.

Our mission is to provide excellent legal counsel and advocacy in the practice areas of tax law, business law, estate planning, wills, trust and probate law, elder law, including Medicaid and Veteran's Benefits planning and guardianship and in family law.

Don't make the mistake of not taking the time to find out more about our firm. You'll discover how we can help and why we are different in every way.

FEE SCHEDULE

Fees may be fixed and flat for certain types of services, such as business formation or transactions. The fees for complex legal matters may be billed by the hour. All fees are agreed to in advance by contract so the potential for surprise or misunderstanding is reduced. We always keep the bottom line in mind during the course of our representation.

PRACTICE AREAS

The following is a non-exclusive summary of practice areas of the firm and services offered in each practice area.

BUSINESS LAW

Business Entity Formation
Corporation
S-Corporation
Professional Corporation
Professional Association
Limited Liability Company
General Partnership
Limited Partnership
Limited Liability Limited Partnership
Family Limited Partnership
Joint Venture
Not for Profit Corporation

Business Operations and Transactions
Federal, Sales and Use Tax, Property Tax Advice
Contract Negotiation, Drafting and/or Review
Loans and Promissory Notes
UCC Filings
Bills of Sale
Mergers & Acquisitions
Spin Offs
Dissolution, Liquidation & Wind Up
Independent Contractor Agreements
Agreements Not to Compete
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ELDER LAW

Durable Power of Attorney
Medical Power of Attorney
Advance Health Care Directive (Living Will)
Guardian Designation
Advance Planning for Medicaid Assistance
Restructuring of Assets-Medicaid Assistance
Medicaid Application Assistance
Veteran's Aid & Attendance Assistance
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ESTATE PLANNING

Wills and Codicils
Adult and Minor Guardian Designations
Tax Planning
Durable Power of Attorney for Business and Finances
Medical Power of Attorney
Advance Health Care Directive (Living Will)
Revocable (Grantor) Trusts
Irrevocable Trusts
Charitable Remainder Trusts
Other Trusts
LGBTG Planning
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FAMILY LAW

Prenuptial (Before Marriage) Agreements
Post-nuptial (After Marriage) Agreements
Adoption
Surrogate Agreements
Guardian for Minor Children Designations
Custody and Possession
Divorce
Grandparent Access
Texas (CPS) Defense
LGBTG Issues

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PROBATE LAW

Independent or Dependent Administration of Estate of
Testate (With a Will) Decedent
Heirship Proceedings
Small Estate Proceeding
Independent or Dependent Administration of Estate of
Intestate (Without a Will) Decedent
Designation of Guardian
Guardianship Proceedings
Structuring Accounts & Assets to Avoid Probate
Will and Trust Costests
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TAX LAW

IRS Representation
Refund Claims
Refund Lawsuits in the U.S. District Court
Tax Claims in the United States Tax Court
Federal Tax Liens on Property
Wage, Income and Bank Account Levies
Offers in Compromise
Installment Agreements
Currently Non-Collectible (CNC) Status
Innocent Spouse Relief
Representation Before, During & After Audit
Tax Planning
Tax Opinions
Navigating Voluntary Disclosure of Offshore Accounts

State and Local Tax Disputes
State & Local Sales and Use Tax
Personal & Business Property Tax
Real Property Tax
Special Use & Excise Tax
State Office of Hearings and Appeals
Audit Redetermination Hearing
Independent Audit Review

Main Office

Main Office
327 W. Houston St
Tyler  TX  75702

Phone
  • (903) 593 9300
Fax
  • (903) 593-9325

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Low Cost Consultation of $100

Peter G. Milne

Peter G. Milne was born in Durant, Oklahoma in 1956. His father, Peter G. Milne, Sr., was a petty officer in the U.S. Navy. After retiring from active service he became a regional sales manager for a well-known gift store. His mother, Bonnie White, retired after a long and rewarding career as an elementary school teacher. She taught Peter and countless other children the joy of reading and the skills of comprehension and logical thought.

After graduating from high school, Peter followed his father's lead and enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He completed his obligation in 1977. Soon after, Peter attended college on the GI Bill and later married. He assisted his wife in raising two beautiful daughters, Melissa and Megan. Peter graduated from Humboldt State University with a B.A. in Geology in 1982 and practiced as a private industry and government geologist and Certified Mineral Examiner. In 1994, Peter left civil service and started a consulting business that provided professional services to the mining and heavy civil construction industries.

In 1998, Peter made a career change and studied law while working full time as a heavy civil construction project manager. Peter attended night school and worked part time as a paid Law Clerk in the Construction Practice Group of Gordon & Rees, LP, a San Francisco based law firm. He graduated with a JD from the Golden Gate University School of Law in May, 2002 and became licensed in the State of Texas in November, 2002. He then studied for and passed the California bar exam in February, 2003, while enrolled in a graduate tax law program. Peter became licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia in October of 2003, to better serve his clients in tax controversy matters. Peter received a Master of Laws in Taxation from the Golden Gate University School of Law in December of 2003.

Peter and his wife, Dr. Stasha Gominak, a Baylor University Medical School graduate and practicing neurologist (the really smart one of the family), moved from Campbell, California to Tyler, Texas in December, 2003 in pursuit of an environment with less people pressure and traffic. Peter now practices from the historic Littlejohn house which is located in the Azalea Historic District of Tyler, Texas.

Peter is a member of the Smith County Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas Tax Section and the Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section. He is a member of the State Bar of California and District of Columbia Tax Sections. Peter was admitted to practice in Texas in 2002 and in California and the District of Columbia in 2003. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals; the District of Columbia Circuit; the U.S. Court of Federal Claims; the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas and the Northern District of California, and the United States Tax Court. Peter is admitted to practice in the state courts of California and Texas and all courts in the District of Columbia. He is authorized to represent taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service in accordance with the Circular 230 regulations. Peter is a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas, which is an honorary society of lawyers who are among the best trained attorneys in Texas.

Community service is an important aspect of Peter's life. He's a three time past Member of the Board of Directors for Historic Tyler, Inc., a past Member of Board of Directors for the Smith County Children's Services Foundation, and a past member of the Board of Directors of the Smith County Bar Foundation. Peter contributes many hours of pro bono legal services annually to clients referred by the Lone Star Legal Aid Service.

While not serving clients or the community, Peter and Stasha enjoy renovating and restoring their 1874 historic Tyler home or travailing to their vacation home in Mexico. They cherish quiet time spent with one another, their pets, family and friends. Peter and Stasha

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