Doug McCullough, JD, LLM



With over 20 years of experience, Doug McCullough represents clients in business transactions, international business and taxation. McCullough’s clients range in size from startups to mid-market and publicly traded corporations. Those companies operate worldwide in the following key industries: oilfield and offshore services, engineering, manufacturing, marine services, environmental services, plastics, software and information technology, and healthcare information technology.

Doug McCullough is based in Houston but covers the Dallas market and serves clients internationally in countries such as Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Mexico, France, the Netherlands, Panama, Japan, China, and beyond.

Doug McCullough is a regular contributor to Foundation for Economic Education, and has been published in Entrepreneur, The Hill, Washington Examiner, Real Clear Markets, Houston Chronicle, San Antonio Express, and State Bar of Texas International Law Section Newsletter.



  • Regularly negotiate and draft all aspects of asset and stock purchase agreements; Structure sales, acquisitions, and mergers to ensure the tax efficiency of such transactions; Due diligence.
  • Regularly assist non-resident companies and investors plan, structure, and execute inbound investments and acquisitions into the United States
  • Regularly negotiate and draft all aspects of international sales representative and distribution agreements, joint venture agreements and other international business transactions.
  • Draft, review and negotiate a wide variety of commercial contracts including agreements for contract manufacturing, master services agreements, joint ventures, sales representative, distributorships, OEM, software development, research & development, intellectual property licensing, and employment.
  • Plan and structure the tax aspects of corporate mergers, acquisitions, asset divestitures, and other corporate reorganizations
  • Conduct tax research and analysis for C corporations, S corporations and partnerships
  • Fund formation, private securities offerings and representation of accredited investors
  • Serve as outside associate general counsel to multinational group of manufacturing and engineering companies; Work with officers, directors and shareholders of companies to address all aspects of corporate governance and corporate compliance matters.
  • Private securities offerings; review of offering materials for investors; fund formation


  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 1999
  • Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., 1998
  • Indiana University, B.A., 1995


  • State Bar of Texas
  • State of New York


  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • National Review Institute Fellow


  • Canada-Texas Chamber of Commerce – Director
  • Lone Star Policy Institute – Director
  • American Petroleum Institute – Member
  • Texas Young Professionals – Co-Founder and Executive Director