Michael Threet



Education and Clerkships

LL.M., Taxation, New York University School of Law, 1994

J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 1991

B.A., Hendrix College, 1985




Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

United States Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Federal Claims

U.S. Tax Court


Michael Threet's practice concentrates in the areas of federal and state taxation of investment funds, corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and individuals.

Michael's experience includes tax and business planning for corporate acquisitions, reorganizations, and liquidations; business and real estate transactions; debt and equity offerings; and investment fund, corporate, partnership, and limited liability company formations and operations, as well as federal and state tax controversies. Michael’s experience also includes planning and advice regarding renewable energy tax credits.

Michael is a certified public accountant (inactive).

Professional Recognition

  • Recognized in Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., for Tax Law, 2019-2021
  • Recognized in D Magazine's "Best Lawyers in Dallas," D Magazine Partners, 2018
  • Martindale Hubbell Law Directory with a Peer Review Rating of AV Preeminent


Best Lawyers

Haynes and Boone Recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2020

Best Lawyers in America 2020 has featured more than 100 Haynes and Boone lawyers in its annual referral guide of outstanding lawyers throughout the U.S.

Published by Woodward/White, Inc. in August 2019

Professional and Community Activities

  • Trustee, Sunnyvale Independent School District
  • Dallas Bar Association, Tax Section; Chair, 2009-2010; Council Member, 2006-2009
  • Board of Directors, Sunnyvale Education Foundation
  • American Bar Association, Taxation Section; Partnerships and LLCs Committee; Real Estate Committee
  • State Bar of Texas, Tax Section; Council Member, 2008-present; Chair of Partnership and Real Estate Committee, 2006-2009; Chair of CLE Committee, 2009-present


DMag Best Lawyers 2015

Haynes and Boone Recognized in D Magazine’s 2018 Best Lawyers List

D Magazine named 42 Haynes and Boone lawyers across multiple practice areas to its Best Lawyers in Dallas list for 2018, the most selections for the firm over the past decade.

Published by D Magazine Partners, April 2018

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • Adjunct Lecturer in Tax Accounting, SMU Dedman School of Law, Spring 2013.
  • "Advanced Tax Law Course," planning committee member, State Bar of Texas TexasBarCLE, 2007-present.
  • "Some Things You Should Know About Taxes," Accretive Solutions June CPE Event, Dallas, Texas, June, 2012.

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