Daniel P. Novakov

T 214.580.5840
F 214.545.3473
3500 Maple Ave
Suite 1200
Dallas, Texas 75219

Dan Novakov's practice involves transactional federal, state and international tax planning. His practice is a broad-based practice involving corporate, partnership, trust and individual tax planning; tax aspects of both public and private securities offerings including REMICs, asset backed securities, oil and gas, real estate, private equity and off shore funds; inbound and outbound foreign investment; executive compensation charitable organizations (including private foundations); and federal and state tax controversy work (administrative and judicial). In addition, Dan advises clients regarding wealth planning, including wills and trusts, charitable giving strategies, family limited partnerships, foundations as well as trust and estate matters.


  • Tax
  • Trust and Estates
  • Wealth Management
  • Structured Finance and Derivatives

Highlights & Recognitions

  • Ranked AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5*
    (*AV® Preeminent ™ and BV® Distinguished™ are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.)
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Tax Law, 2009-2018
  • Texas' Best Lawyers, 2009 - 2010
  • Texas Super Lawyers, Texas Monthly, 2003-2006

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, American Bar Association - Tax and Real Property, Probate and Trust Sections
  • Member, State Bar of Texas - Tax and Real Property, Probate and Trust Sections
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association - Tax, Probate and Trust Sections

Civic & Charitable Organizations

  • Salesmanship Club of Dallas, Member 2001 – Present
  • AT&T Cotton Bowl Board of Directors, 2006 – Present, Chairman 2014 – 2015
  • University of Notre Dame Law Association Board of Directors, 1982 – 2014
  • Baylor Health Care System Foundation Board of Directors, 2006 – Present
  • SMU Athletic Forum Board of Directors 2006 – Present, Chairman 2011-2012
  • Catholic Foundation Advisory Council, 2006 – Present
  • Communities Foundation of Texas Advisory Council 2014 – Present
  • Catholic Diocese of Dallas Strategic Planning Committee: A Mission for Excellence in Catholic Schools
  • Catholic Diocese of Dallas Our Faith … Our Future Capital Campaign Co-Chair

Other Contact Info




Bonnie McClarren
T 214.580.5841