Robert L. Sonfield, Jr. - Sonfield & Sonfield



Robert L. Sonfield, Jr.
Sonfield & Sonfield
770 South Post Oak Lane
Houston, TX 77056

713.877.8333

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Robert L. Sonfield, Jr.
Sonfield & Sonfield

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University of Houston Law Center
1956 - 1959

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http://Sonfield.com

713.877.8333


Robert L. Sonfield, Jr. was born in Houston, Texas, October 28, 1931. He received a B.A. degree from the University of Houston in 1956 and J.D. in 1959. He received a certificate in Taxation in 1973 at New York University and a certificate in Securities Regulation from Harvard University in 1981. He is a member of Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity and received the St. John Garwood Award for Scholarship. He was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1959 and became licensed to practice before the U. S. Supreme Court in the same year.  Upon graduation Mr. Sonfield began his career as a securities and tax lawyer with the firm of Sonfield & Sonfield. An active member of the Houston Bar Association, Mr. Sonfield served as Chairman, Interprofessional Relations Committee-Realtors, 1970-1972; Subcommittee Chairman, District Committee on Admissions, 1974-1978; Continuing Legal Education Committee, 1971-1977; Chairman, Seminar, Securities Aspects of Real Estate Syndication, 1971; Chairman, Seminar, Real Estate Syndication, 1973; Counsel, Taxation Section, 1983. He is also very active in the American Bar Association where he is a member of the Taxation Section. As a member of the State Bar of Texas Mr. Sonfield served on the Clients Security Fund Committee, 1971-1980; was Vice-Chairman, 1973-1977; and Chairman, 1977-1979. He also served on the following State Bar committees: Bar Candidates Committee, 1972-1974; Clients Protection Committee, 1981; and Interest on Lawyers Trust Account Committee, 1981. Other professional service includes the Lawyers Society of Houston and American Tax Lawyers Association (President 1977-    ). He is a member of the American Judicature Society, Legal Services to the Poor in Texas, Inc. (Director, 1982-    ), the Houston Bar Foundation, the Texas Equal Access to Justice Foundation, International Association of Financial Planning and a Fellow of The Texas State Historical Association. Mr. Sonfield is a regular lecturer on tax and securities subjects at many institutes and seminars around the country. Legal teaching positions include: Seminar Chairman; Securities Aspects of Real Estate Syndication, Houston Bar Association CLE, 1971; Real Estate Syndication, Houston Bar Association CLE, 1973. Instructor, Federal and State Securities Law Organizer Liability, Real Estate Reorganizing and Bankruptcy Conference, 1986. He has written the following articles: “The Texas Limited Partnership as a Vehicle for Real Estate Investment,” St. Mary’s Law Journal, 1971; “Integration of Limited Partnership Offerings,” RESSI Newsletter, 1974; “Limited Partnership Taxation,” West 1975; “Corporate Financing by Sale of Securities to the Public,” Gulf Coast, 1972; “Mergers & Acquisitions,” Gulf Coast, 1973; “The Honorable (Dishonorable) John C. Watrous,” Houston Bar Journal 1975; and “Tax Sheltered Research & Development Financing,” Paridigm 1985. The Grantor Trust Rules after the Tax Reform Act of 1986. August 1986; Incentive Equity Program; Corporate Name Protection along with Name Registration; A Guide to SEC Corporate Filing; Organizational Professionals’ Residual Litigation and Investment Strategy; Comparing California, Delaware and Nevada Corporate Laws in Light of California Corporations Code Section 2115; Offering of Unregistered Securities only to Accredited Investors; Disclosure Policies, Practice & Procedures for Public Companies; Regulation of Franchises; How to Become a Publicly Held Company Via the Registered Distribution of a Percentage of Your Company’s Stock to Shareholders; Patent, Trade Secrets, Trademark & Copyright Law: A Primer; Using the SEC’s New Small Business Rules to Raise Capital and Simplify Reporting--Regulation D; Sales of Securities under Rule 144; Small Corporate Offering Regulation Form (Form U-7); Trademark Scan--U.S. Federal; Incentive Stock Option Agreement; Stock Option Plans; Letter summarizing in nontechnical terms the principal obligations and responsibility of controlling persons of a company with outstanding publicly owned securities; Forms for Use by Foreign Private Issuers