Lisa Rossmiller

Senior Counsel
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

United States
T:+1 713 651 8451
United States
T:+1 713 651 8451
Lisa Rossmiller

Lisa Rossmiller

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Lisa M. Rossmiller, senior counsel in the Houston office, has an international, federal, state and local tax practice.

Lisa's practice involves all phases of state, federal and international tax planning. Her tax planning and international commercial engagements have included:

  • Structuring, planning and documenting inbound and outbound business transactions
  • Work on offshore transactions and foreign trusts
  • Transfer pricing documentation and analysis
  • Licensing agreements and income sourcing
  • Tax treaty analysis
  • Tax deferral structures
  • International employment and services tax planning
  • Controversy work

Lisa also regularly advises tax-exempt organizations on planning and compliance matters.  Lisa counsels tax-exempt organizations on a variety of matters covering the entire life cycle of an exempt organization including advising on formation and choice of entity issues, preparation and advocacy in obtaining tax-exempt status from the IRS, advising on compliance and reporting issues and providing guidance to boards regarding corporate governance issues.  Representation includes advising on grant making, pledges, naming rights and art loans.  Lisa acts as national Co-Vice Chair of Women In Norton Rose (WiN).

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LL.M, Taxation, University of Houston Law Center, 1995
JD, University of Houston Law Center, 1994
BA, University of Northern Iowa, 1992

Lisa is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy since June 13, 2005. She was licensed to practice law in Texas in 1996.

  • Texas State Bar
  • Best Lawyers - Tax Law, Best Lawyers, 2022 - 2024
  • Top Lawyers-Attorneys for Nonprofit, Houstonia, 2016
  • Outstanding Facilitator Committee - Student Outreach and Scholarships, State Bar of Texas Tax Section, 2015
  • Leading Professional Service Corporation, Houston tax team, International Tax Review Magazine, Global Report, 2005
  • Tiffany Star Recipient, Association of Women Attorneys, 2005
  • Woman of Excellence, Federation of Houston Professional Women, 2003
  • Author, "Forming A New US Legal Entity", Norton Rose Fulbright, November 2018
  • Author, "US tax-exempt organizations," Norton Rose Fulbright, March 2016
  • Co-author, "UK legislative update: UK oil and gas bareboat chartering," Norton Rose Fulbright - Legal update, December 19, 2013
  • Co-author with Andrius Kontrimas, Zhusong Yang and Ron Scharnberg, "Focus on FATCA, A White Paper Providing an overview of the Final Regulations," Fulbright Briefing, May 30, 2013
  • Co-author, "ISDA's FATCA Protocol Published—Action Suggested," Fulbright Alert, August 16, 2012
  • Co-author, "Evaluation and Confirming U.S. Federal Income Tax Status of Potential Grant Recipients," Texas Tax Lawyer, Spring 2012
  • Co-author, "2010 Year in Review – Tax Law," Texas Bar Journal, January 2011
  • Co-author, "All That Glitters is Not Gold...Entering Into and Enforcing Charitable Pledges in Texas," Texas Tax Lawyer, Winter/Spring 2010
  • Co-author, "Undisclosed Offshore Accounts," Texas Lawyer, December 21, 2009
  • Co-author, "IRS Continues Audits of U.S. Virgin Islands Residency Status," Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Briefing, March 27, 2009
  • Co-author, "International Expatriate Employment Handbook," (United States), Kluwer Law International, The Hague, The Netherlands, 2005

Lisa has spoken on tax topics to groups and at conferences such as the Houston Bar Association Section of Taxation, International HR Conference-Area IV SHRM and Gulf Coast Symposium on HR Issues. Lisa also regularly speaks to groups on practice issues.

  • "All That Glitters...The Enforceability of Charitable Pledges"-Norton Rose Fulbright US L.L.P and Blazek & Vetterling Seminar-March 27, 2019
  • "Nonprofits, Tax-Exempts: Formation and Compliance"-Norton Rose Fulbright US L.L.P. WiN Seminar-June 28, 2018
  • "International Philanthropy: The Law and Best Practices"-Norton Rose Fulbright US L.L.P and Blazek & Vetterling Seminar-October, 18, 2017
  • "Things You Should Know...About the Availability of Your Nonprofit's Data"-Managing legal and compliance risks for nonprofit organizations- Norton Rose Fulbright US L.L.P and Blazek & Vetterling Seminar-October, 27, 2016
  • "Top 10 International Tax Issues for Intellectual Property Transfers" -Norton Rose Fulbright US L.L.P. Seminar-September 21, 2016  
  •  FATCA: Current Status and Frequently Asked Questions - Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Web Seminar - April 3, 2013
  • FATCA Frequently Asked Questions: Focus on Australia - Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Web Seminar - March 6, 2013
  • International Tax Forum of Houston
    • President (2017-2018)
    • Board of Directors (2010 - 2021)
  • State Bar of Texas - Section of Taxation
    • Council Member (2009 - 2015)
    •  Student Outreach-Scholarships (2013 - 2015)
    • Texas Tax Lawyer, Chair (2011 - 2012) 
    • Texas Tax Lawyer, Vice Chair (2009 - 2011)
    • Tax-Exempt Organizations Committee (2010 - 2016)
  • Houston Bar Association
    • Section of Taxation, Board of Directors (2002 - 2006)
    • Section of Taxation, Chair (2005 - 2006)
    • Gender Initiative Program, Delegate (2004-2006)
  • Association of Women Attorneys
    • Board of Directors (1996 - 2003)
    • Chair (2002 - 2003)
  • Association of Women Attorneys Foundation
    • Board of Directors (2003 - 2008)
    • Chair (2003 - 2005)
  • Texas Women Lawyers
    • Representative to Board of Directors (2004 - 2005)