People

Patricia ArnoldPatricia S. Arnold, Retired Partner
Patricia S. Arnold, Retired Partner
Phone: (713) 624-5503
Email: parnold@linnthurber.com

 

Client Responsibilities Income, estate and gift planning and compliance for high net worth individuals, partnerships, trusts, limited liability companies, C-Corporations and S-Corporations.
Experience Arthur Andersen 1971 – 1976; McCormick Oil & Gas 1976 – 1981; Arnold & Co. 1981 – 1997; Linn Thurber LLP 1997 to present.
Education University of Houston, BBA, Accounting
Licenses CPA Texas
Affiliations Texas Society of CPAs
American Institute of CPAs
Julieanne E. Bartlein
Julianne E. Bartlein, Partner
Phone: (713) 624-6007
Email: jbartlein@linnthurber.com

 

Client Responsibilities Tax compliance, planning and research for high-net worth private clients worldwide.
Experience Over twenty years in industry and public accounting with both local and international firms, including Ernst & Young LLP, Werlein & Harris, P.C., and BDO Seidman.
Education University of Houston, post-baccalaureate studies
University of Arizona, BS
Licenses CPA Texas
Affiliations American Institute of CPAs
Texas Society of CPAs

 

Lin CaiLin Cai, Senior Tax Manager
Lin Cai, Senior Tax Manager
Phone: (713) 961-1685
Email: lcai@linnthurber.com

 

Client Responsibilities Tax planning and compliance services for private clients in the area of domestic and international trusts.
Experience J.A. Compton & Co., P.C. 2000 – 2006; Linn Thurber LLP 2007 to present.
Education Shandong University of Technology, China, BA, English
Capital University of Economics & Business, China, MA, Insurance
Texas A & M University, MS, Economics & MS, Accounting
Licenses CPA Texas
Affiliations American Institute of CPAs
Texas Society of CPAs
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)

 

Robert GonzalesRobert Gonzales, Managing Partner
Robert Gonzales, Managing Partner
Phone: (713) 600-1452
Email:rgonzales@linnthurber.com

 

Client Responsibilities Provides tax and advisory services to high net worth individuals and families, closely held businesses, private equity and venture capital funds, domestic and foreign trusts, and trust companies.
Experience Over twenty years in industry and public accounting with both local and international firms, including Ernst & Young LLP, KPMG LLP, and Time Warner Entertainment, LP.
Education McNeese State University, BS, Accounting
University of Denver, Masters of Taxation
Licenses CPA Texas and Colorado
Affiliations American Institute of CPAs
Texas Society of CPAs
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
Jennifer R. HolcombeJennifer R. Holcombe, Senior Tax Manager
Jennifer R. Holcombe, Senior Tax Manager
Phone: (713) 590-9058
Email: jholcombe@linnthurber.com

 

Client Responsibilities Tax planning, consulting and compliance for high-net worth domestic and international individuals and families.
Experience Broad experience with tax planning, consulting, and compliance work within various industries. Over fifteen years in public accounting with local and national firms, including Gainer, Donnelly & Desroches, LLP and Deloitte & Touche LLP.
Education University of Southern Indiana, BA, Accounting
Licenses CPA Texas
Affiliations American Institute of CPAs
Texas Society of CPAs, Houston chapter
Patricia KirbyPatricia A. Kirby, Partner
Patricia A. Kirby, Partner
Phone: (713) 624-5505
Email: pkirby@linnthurber.com

 

Client Responsibilities Preparation of all state and federal tax returns for domestic and international private clients in a wide array of industries. Tax planning and representation of clients before Internal Revenue Service and various state taxing authorities. Preparation of consolidated financial statements, accounting and other business services.
Experience Brewer, Eyeington & Company 1992-1994; Linn Thurber LLP 1994 to present.
Education Texas A&M University, BBA, Accounting
Licenses CPA Texas
Affiliations Texas Society of CPAs
American Institute of CPAs
Lewis LinnLewis M. Linn, Chairman
Lewis M. Linn, Chairman
Phone: (713) 624-5501
Email: llinn@linnthurber.com

 

Client Responsibilities Tax practice, including U.S. and international engagements, concentrating on tax and business planning. Principal areas of practice include tax planning and compliance for domestic and international private clients, trusts and estates, charitable organizations and closely held businesses, trustee and fiduciary services, and client representation before the Internal Revenue Service.
Experience Brewer & Browning, CPAs 1970 – 1974; Bank of America or predecessors (Trust Department) 1974 – 1982; Bess Management Corp., President, 1982 – 1990; Linn Thurber LLP 1990 to present; Timmons Advisors, LLC, President, 2007 to present.
Education Texas A&M University, Houston Baptist University, BBA, Accounting; Graduate of Southwestern Graduate School of Banking (Trust Management) at Southern Methodist University, Dallas
Licenses CPA Texas, New York
Affiliations Houston Estate and Financial Forum
Texas Society of CPAs
American Institute of CPAs
AICPA Taxation Committee
AICPA Trust, Estate and Gift Tax Technical Resource Panel and Fiduciary Accounting Task Force
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), Past Chairman and Founding Member of STEP Texas
Boards of Directors of The Bessemer Group, Incorporated

 

Connie LockConnie M. Lock, Senior Tax Manager
Connie M. Lock, Senior Tax Manager
Phone: (713) 624-6016
Email: clock@linnthurber.com

 

Client Responsibilities Tax compliance, planning and research for high-net worth private clients worldwide.
Experience Extensive experience with federal and state income tax returns, and high net worth individual and estate planning. Over twenty years in public accounting with local and national firms, including Gainer, Donnelly & Desroches, LLP and UHY Advisors, LLP.
Education University of Houston, BS, Accounting
Licenses CPA Texas
Affiliations American Institute of CPAs
Texas Society of CPAs
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)

 

Andrew MooreAndrew J. Moore, Partner
Andrew J. Moore, Partner
Phone: (713) 624-5512
Email: amoore@linnthurber.com

 

Client Responsibilities Preparation of federal and state income tax returns for individuals as well as domestic, foreign and multinational businesses in numerous industries. Preparation of consolidated corporate and multi-state tax returns. Tax planning and tax research regarding numerous tax matters.
Experience Condley & Company, LLP, Abilene, Texas 2000 – 2003; Linn Thurber LLP 2003 to present.
Education Abilene Christian University, BBA, Accounting
Abilene Christian University, Masters of Accountancy
Licenses CPA Texas
Affiliations American Institute of CPAs
Texas Society of CPAs
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)

 

Jenna S. TabakmanJenna S. Tabakman, Director of Communications and Operations
Jenna S. Tabakman, Director of Communications and Operations
Phone: (713) 624-5517
Email: jtabakman@linnthurber.com

 

Client Responsibilities Serves as the Firm Administrator and manages firm media relations, branding, strategic communications, events, business development and recruiting efforts. For any media inquiries, interview requests or further information on Linn Thurber, please contact Linn Thurber’s communications team.
Experience Marketing, communications and public relations experience in professional services and non-profit, for both in-house activity and agency.
Education University of Texas at Austin, BS, Public Relations
University of St. Thomas, MBA, Marketing

 

Stephen ThurberStephen P. Thurber, Partner
Stephen P. Thurber, Partner
Phone: (713) 624-5502
Email: sthurber@linnthurber.com

 

Client Responsibilities Tax practice, including federal and state engagements, concentrating on compliance and tax planning.
Principal areas of practice include tax planning and compliance for individuals, closely held businesses and client representation before the Internal Revenue Service.
Experience Shell Oil Company 1970 – 1980; Kestran, Inc. (Controller) 1980 – 1991; Greco & Thurber, PC (Partner) 1991 – 1995; Linn Thurber, LLP 1995 to present.
Education Louisiana Tech University, BS, Accounting
Licenses CPA Texas
Affiliations American Institute of CPAs
Texas Society of CPAs
Houston Chapter Texas Society of CPAs

 

Erwin TinsayErwin V. Tinsay, Partner
Erwin V. Tinsay, Partner
Phone: (713) 624-6008
Email: etinsay@linnthurber.com

 

Client Responsibilities Federal and state tax compliance, accounting and preparation of consolidated financial statements and other business services for domestic and international private clients.
Experience Robert E. Benning, Jr. PC 1997 – 2000; Andrew Shebay & Company PLLC 2000 – 2006, 2007; Internal Revenue Service 2006; Linn Thurber LLP 2007 to present.
Education Silliman University, BBA, Accounting
Licenses CPA Texas
Affiliations Texas Society of CPAs

 

Erwin TinsayPamela A. Zimmerman, Senior Tax Manager
Pamela A. Zimmerman, Senior Tax Manager
Phone: (713) 600-1447
Email: pzimmerman@linnthurber.com

 

Client Responsibilities Tax and advisory services to high net worth individuals and families, closely held businesses, private foundations, and domestic and foreign trusts, and trust companies.
Experience Over twenty years of experience in both industry and public accounting, with extensive experience in individual, partnership, and corporation taxation, including 13 years served as Vice President of Taxation and Compliance for a family-owned group of companies in Houston, Texas.
Education Texas A&M University, BBA Accounting
Licenses CPA Texas
Affiliations American Institute of CPAs
Texas Society of CPAs, Houston chapter