Tax and Gifts

The Office of General Counsel provides legal advice in the area of tax and charitable giving to all four universities within The University of Houston System (the “System”).  Types of issues involved in these areas are listed below.  This list does not include all legal services provided by the Office of General Counsel in the areas of tax and charitable giving.


  • deferred compensation
  • unrelated business income tax
  • unemployment compensation
  • payroll taxes and withholding at source
  • international tax issues, including issues regarding nonresident aliens
  • employee benefits
  • retirement plans
  • compliance and self-correction for qualified employee plans
  • tax controversies
  • Other tax and related matters

Charitable Giving and Gift Planning Matters

  • trusts, estates, and gift matters
  • agreements and issues
  • endowments and naming rights
  • cy pres and equitable deviation