Martens, Todd & Leonard Welcomes New Associate Katy Ballard

Martens, Todd & Leonard is pleased to announce the addition of associate Katy Ballard to its Texas state and local tax controversy team. Ms. Ballard will join the other members of the firm in representing Texas taxpayers before the State Office of Administrative Hearings, in the state district courts, Texas courts of appeals and Texas Supreme Court.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Ballard assisted corporate clients with IRS audit defense, tax controversy and due diligence as a member of McDermott Will & Emery’s U.S. and International Tax Group. Ms. Ballard then joined her McDermott Will & Emery group leaders when they moved their practice to KPMG.

Ms. Ballard graduated summa cum laude from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, in 2013 and obtained her Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas School of Law in 2016.

In addition to her prior tax controversy work, Ms. Ballard also has first-hand knowledge of the tax obligations and challenges of Texas business owners through her experience as the owner and operator of a pet daycare business.

Ms. Ballard looks forward to working closely with taxpayers to advocate for their tax needs.

Ms. Ballard may be contacted at kballard@textaxlaw.com.