University of Houston Law Center, LLM in Tax Law.
LLM in Tax Law with Emphasis in Foreign Account Tax Compliance (“FATCA”) May 2016.
Focused in Tax Accounting, State & Local Tax, Tax Controversy both Civil and Criminal Penalties, Tax Litigation, Tax Fraud & Money Laundering, Business Tax Planning, Tax Ethics, Tax Policy, Tax Procedures, Tax Research, Civil and Criminal Trial Practice, and Trial Advocacy (Civil & Criminal).
University of California at San Francisco, Hastings College of Law.
Juris Doctor, 1991. Focused in Federal Income Tax, State & Local Tax, Corporate Compliance, Civil Litigation, Banking Law, Insurance Litigation, Commercial Law, and International Tax Law.
Served as a Research Editor for Hastings International & Comparative Law Review.
Competed in the David Snordgrass Moot Court and Trial Advocacy Competition.
California State University at Los Angeles, Graduate School of Business.
Master of Arts in Economics, 1988. Focused in International Marketing and Trade, Economics of Multinational Business, Public Finance and International Economics.
Served as a Teaching Assistant in Economics and Statistics. Member of Honor Society for Economists.
University of Houston, College of Social Science.
Bachelor of Science in Economics, 1986. Focused in International Economics and Finance, Business Entities, Business Law, Political Philosophy, and Financial & Managerial Accounting.
Served as a Teaching Assistant in Economics. Member of Honor Society for Economists.
1993 to Present: Private Practice, Hiran Law Firm, P.C., Houston, Texas. Law Licenses in Oregon, Texas, and Washington, D.C.
Earned certificates in commercial arbitration (international and domestic business dispute cases) and mediation from University of Houston Law Center.
Registered with State Bar of Texas as Attorney & Guardian Ad Litem.
Experience as licensed Harris County as Bail Bond Surety.
Law Practice through affiliated law offices in Bangkok, Thailand, Los Angeles, California, Houston, Texas, and Washington, D.C. with emphasis in the areas of Business Formation, Commercial Disputes, IRS Disputes, Import Export Compliance Law, Personal Injury, Insurance, Business, Family, Probate, Criminal, and Bail Surety Law.
Served as Special Counsel for Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health in the tobacco litigation case.
Served as Court Appointed Attorney and Guardian Ad Litem in Harris County Civil District Courts.
Served as Court Appointed Attorney Ad Litem in Harris County Probate Courts.
Served as Court Appointed Criminal Defense Attorney in Harris County Criminal Courts at Law.
1990 to 1991: San Francisco Superior Court, Civil Division, San Francisco, California.
Judicial Intern for Honorable Stuart Pollak.
1987 to 1988: California State University at Los Angeles, California.
Employed as Teaching Assistant in the Graduate School of Business.
1986 to 1987: Bangkok Bank Limited, Los Angeles, California and Bangkok, Thailand.
Employed as Investment Analyst in Private Banking Section.