Doug Samson manages Tax Point Advisors’ West Coast practice. Based in Los Angeles, CA, Doug has been involved in business development for over twenty years and has specialized in providing specialty tax services since 2005. In this role, Doug works with CPA firms and their clients to reduce tax liabilities and increase cash flow. These strategies include the Research & Development Tax Credit, the §179D and §45L energy efficiency tax incentives, and Cost Segregation. Employing a consultative selling approach, he also provides tax analysis as well as advisory services regarding qualified research activities and commercial real estate depreciation. Prior to entering the field of specialty tax services, Doug practiced law at the national headquarters of the Johnny Cochran Law Firm in California. There, in addition to specializing in all state and federal procedural matters, he was responsible for a critical part of business development for this national law firm. He also practiced Real Estate Law in Texas and Sports Management/Pro Athlete Representation in Washington, D.C. where he managed several NBA players. Doug received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Texas School of Law. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas School of Communications. He is a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia and the State Bar of Texas.