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Forrest M. "Teo" Seger

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Office

San Antonio

2301 Broadway Street
San Antonio, TX 78215
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Fax: 210.258.2752
Education
J.D., University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, 2009
B.A., cum laude, Texas Lutheran University, Seguin, Texas, 2006
State Bar Licenses
Texas
Court Admissions
U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Texas
U.S. District Ct., N.D. of Texas
U.S. District Ct., S.D. of Texas
U.S. District Ct., W.D. of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. Tax Court

Forrest M. "Teo" Seger

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Teo Seger is a litigator who represents clients in cases involving commercial and business disputes, business torts, shareholder disputes, state tax controversies, and contract disputes. He practices in both State and Federal Court.

EXPERIENCE

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

  • Negotiated favorable settlements in trademark use disputes, with aæfocus on the restaurant and craft beverage industries;
  • Successfully represented clients in asserting and defending against contract and partnership disputes, claims of shareholder oppression and organizational mismanagement, and disputes over commercial mergers and acquisitions;
  • Defended national retailer in Federal copyright dispute;
  • Represented university system in successfully challenging state administrative decision;
  • Defended national service provider over alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act;
  • Represented broker-dealers in arbitration proceedings before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

TAX LITIGATION

  • Successfully represented national retailer at trial and on appeal on an issue of first impression in Texas tax law;
  • Successfully represented national materials supplier in administrative trial contesting the overassessment of Texas sales and use tax;
  • After being retained shortly before trial, negotiated favorable settlement for taxpayers in a Federal income tax dispute;
  • Successfully represented taxpayer in a Federal Freedom of Information Act lawsuit to secure documents withheld by the Internal Revenue Service;
  • Secured tax exemption for local non-profit organization after its initial exemption application was rejected;
  • Represented third-party records retention company during a multi-year response to a IRS subpoena in a multi-billion dollar Federal audit.
  • Drafted Texas Supreme Court Curiae brief regarding complex Texas tax law issues for international trade association.

Presentations

  • State Tax Update, Strasburger's Tax Symposium (November 2017)
  • Smart Strategies for Expanding Your Bar, Restaurant, or Craft Beverage Operation, Local(3) Strasburger & Price, LLP (January 2017)
  • State Tax Update, Strasburger's Tax Symposium (November 2016)
  • Texas Case Law Update, San Antonio CPA Society (July 2016)
  • Texas Margin Tax and Sales Tax Update, Strasburger's Tax Symposium (September 2015)
  • Motions for New Trial and Bills of Review: What to Expect When Dealing with What You Weren't Expecting,æSan Antonio Bar Association, Bench Motions & Trials VII (May 2015)
  • TABC Permitting and Licensing Issues Affecting NonProfit Operations and Fundraising, State Bar of Texas: 12th Annual Governance of Nonprofit Organizations (August 2014)
  • Raise Money Without Raising Issues: a Guide to Texas State Laws that Affect Nonprofit Fundraising, Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce (August 2011)
  • Employing Interns Without Creating Employment Issues, Platinum Wealth Solutions HR Symposium (June 2011)

Publications

  • Salt Point Timber, LLC: An Unjust Result or a Cautionary Tale?, Family Foundation Advisor (January/February 2018)
  • Estate of DiMarco: Lessons From Yet Another Charitable Contribution Deduction Denied, Family Foundation Advisor (November/December 2015)
  • Intern, Employee, or Volunteer? The Risks of Worker Misclassification, Family Foundation Advisor, (May/June 2015)
  • Motions for New Trial and Bills of Review: What to Expect When Dealing with What You Weren't Expecting, San Antonio Bar Association Bench Motions & Trials VII (May 2015)
Awards/Achievements
Named among the Rising Stars by San Antonio Scene magazine (2017)
Memberships
Federal Bar Association, Member
State Bar of Texas, Member
San Antonio Bar Association, Member
Texas Young Lawyers Association, Member
University of Texas School of Law San Antonio Steering Committee, Co-Chair
Federal Bar Association - San Antonio Chapter, Director, Community Outreach Chair
Boys and Girls Club Young Achievers Program, Mentor (2015-2018)