Speaking with the Judge


Paul Manigrasso is a dually qualified attorney and certified public accountant with over 25 years of experience in accounting.

For almost every one, legal controversy is fraught with fear and anxiety. Not for Paul. 

Paul understands that in a world where citizens are taxed, disputes about those taxes will happen. Accepting this fact on a client’s behalf helps diffuse the negative emotions and initial reactions a client might have while Paul pursues the ideal solution. 

When a client receives a letter from a taxing entity, it is almost always time sensitive; a response is necessary within a finite period. As a specialist in tax disputes, Paul helps by meeting deadlines more rapidly than a firm that provides general accounting might and with a clearer idea of where the client needs to focus.

The tax positions Paul takes and defends are based on reasonable interpretations of statutes and regulations informed by case law and legislative intent. One of Paul’s quirks is that he likes the details and legalese incumbent in tax theory and regulation. This works well for tax clients, as he uses all the legal and accounting information - most not easily accessed by clients - to find ways to improve their individual situations. He helps by determining the appropriate rules, applying the pertinent facts to the rules, and performing deep analysis leading to the best outcome.




Growing up with a father who served as a Sergeant Major in the Army, Paul broke family tradition and enlisted in the Navy at 17. He travelled the world crossing the International Date Line and equator multiple times. He has continuously served in the Navy, Navy Reserve, Coast Guard Auxiliary (Vice-Flotilla Commander), and Texas State Guard (Judge Advocate General Corps) for nearly four decades.

Paul lived in California before returning to Texas to get his BBA in accounting and earning his CPA license. After working in a variety of industries in increasing roles of responsibility, including as the Chief Financial Officer for three companies, he returned to school and graduated from Texas A&M University School of Law.

Paul continues his love of learning and adventure. He is licensed as both a private pilot and a USCG Master Mariner. He has nine children and expects his growing list of grandchildren to be epic.