Joanne M. Hatton

Cook Brooks Johnson PLLC
512.381.3007 Direct
512.381.3010 Fax

Joanne Hatton is an attorney focusing on tax controversy, tax planning, and business transactions.  Joanne’s experience includes federal tax matters involving income tax, estate tax, and employer withholding tax, as well as state tax matters involving sales and use tax and franchise tax.  She has experience determining the tax consequences of various business transactions and related contracts and agreements, including agreements incident to divorce.  Joanne worked in the real estate industry in Austin for more than a decade prior to attending law school and has assisted clients with real estate transactions, business reorganizations, the purchase and sale of stock and partnership interests, and the formation of various business entities.


  • Assist individuals and businesses with respect to federal and state tax matters
  • Advise as to the tax consequences of various business and personal transactions and agreements
  • Assist clients with the formation of various business entities
  • Assist clients with various business transactions, including acquisitions, sales, and reorganizations


University of Texas School of Law

  • J.D., 2017
  • Co-Founder Texas Real Estate Law Society
  • Dean’s Achievement Award – Professional Responsibility

St. Edward’s University

  • M.A. Liberal Arts – Humanities, 2012
  • Certificate of Honor for Academic Excellence

Indiana University Northwest

  • B.S. Business Administration, 1996
  • Certificate for Superior Scholarship in the Division of Business and Economics

Professional Involvement

  • Member of the Tax Section of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member of the Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas

Admitted to Practice

  • Texas, 2017

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