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Stanley L. Blend

Senior Counsel

San Antonio

2301 Broadway Street
San Antonio, TX 78215
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LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center, Washington DC, 1971, Taxation
J.D., cum laude, University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas, 1967
B.A., Tulane University of Louisiana, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1964
State Bar Licenses
Court Admissions
U.S. Tax Court
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
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Stanley L. Blend

Senior Counsel

Stanley L. Blend's practice covers federal income and estate tax planning, state sales tax and margin tax planning, federal income and estate tax controversy and mergers and acquisitions negotiations.

In the controversy arena, Stanley has tried and won several tax cases on behalf of taxpayers in the United States Tax Court. He has published numerous articles, principally on tax-related subjects, and has spoken on tax-related subjects on numerous occasions for various groups, including but not limited to, the State Bar of Texas, the American Bar Association, the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and various tax institutes.

Stanley is Board Certified in Tax Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.


  • Co-Presenter. Qualified Opportunity Zones, Clark Hill Strasburger's Tax Symposium (November 2019)
  • Customs Brokering/International Tax, Strasburger's Tax Symposium (November 2017)
  • Oil & Gas Update, Rio Grande Valley Chapter of CPAs (October 2014)
  • Texas Taxation Update,æRio Grande Valley Chapter of CPAsæ(October 2014)
  • Taxation of Oil & Gas Interests, Strasburger's Tax Symposium (August 2014)
  • The Medicare Contribution Tax, Strasburger's Tax Symposium (August 2014)
  • Texas Taxation Update, Strasburger's Tax Symposium (August 2014)


  • UPDATE: Should Your Business Have a Captive Insurance Company? Strasburger Tax Strategies (March 2016)
  • Co-author. Recent Developments In Federal Estate Tax, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants - Advanced Estate Planning Conference (2011)
Named among The Best Lawyers in America - Litigation and Controversy - Tax, Tax Law by Best Lawyers (1983-2021)
Named as a Texas Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters (2003-2015)
Listed among the Best Tax Law and Estate Planning Attorneys by San Antonio Scene Magazine (2004-2011, 2013)
Named as an Outstanding Lawyer Award Winner in the area of Tax by San Antonio Business Journal (2010)
Awarded the Outstanding Texas Tax Lawyer award by the State Bar of Texas Section of Taxation (2009)
Named among Top 50 Central/West Texas Super Lawyers List by Thomson Reuters (2003-2004)
American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, Chair, (2007-2008)
Chair-Elect (2006-2007)
Vice Chair (2002-2004)
Council Director (1999-2002), Partnership Tax Committee, Past Chair
State Bar of Texas, Section of Taxation, Chair (1987-1988)
Treasurer (1985-1986)
Secretary (1984-1985)
Council Member
The University of Texas School of Law, Taxation Conference Planning Committee (1980-present)
Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, Honorary Member (1996- present)
Texas State Board of Public Accountancy, Member (1989-1995)
San Antonio Chapter of Certified Public Accountants, Honorary Member (1995- present)
American College of Tax Counsel, Member