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TAGLaw Appoints Deborah Williamson to Advisory Board

Managing Director of Cox Smith named to Advisory Board of international alliance of independent law firms.

January 20, 2015

TAGLaw® recently appointed Deborah Williamson of Cox Smith (Texas, USA) as a member of its Advisory Board. The Advisory Board is a vital component of TAGLaw’s membership, which encompasses 155 independent member firms throughout 87 countries.

Various roles of the Advisory Board include assisting TAGLaw’s management in reviewing prospective new members, offering feedback for the planning of international conferences and providing valuable guidance on future plans and initiatives. The Advisory Board convenes meetings at TAGLaw’s semi-annual international conferences in addition to regular teleconferences.

“I am extremely pleased to welcome Deborah Williamson to the Advisory Board of TAGLaw,” said Robert Sattin, President of TAGLaw. “In addition to her reputation as one of the most prominent attorneys in her field and Managing Director of a preeminent firm, she is well respected by our members throughout the world. I am confident she will add great perspective to our operations and our continued growth.”

“Client service at Cox Smith is based on providing clients with expertise, experience and results. With a TAGLaw referral, I know that the client’s expectations will be met, if not exceeded, every time,” said Deborah Williamson, Managing Director of Cox Smith. “I’m honored to join TAGLaw’s Advisory Board and look forward to expanding our relationships within the organization.”

Additional TAGLaw Advisory Board members include:

  • Ilmar-Erik Aavakivi of Aivar Pilv Law Office (Estonia)
  • Edgardo Balois of Siguion Reyna, Montecillo & Ongsiako Law Offices (Philippines)
  • Jean-Christophe Beaury of Racine (Paris, France)
  • Quent Boyken of Belin McCormick, P.C. (Iowa, USA)
  • Rick Breen of McLeod Law LLP (Alberta, Canada)
  • Robert Levy of Kuits Steinart Levy (Manchester, England)
  • Diego Herrera of Galindo, Arias & López (Panama)
  • Leonard Samuels of Berger Singerman (Florida)
  • Paul Tauber of Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass (San Francisco, California, USA) 

About TAGLaw and The TAG Alliances™
Founded in 1998, TAGLaw is an international alliance of high-quality, independent law firms. In 2013, Chambers Global ranked the alliance “Elite”, the highest ranking awarded to legal networks. The TAG Alliances comprise three groups: TAGLaw, TIAG® (The International Accounting Group), and TAG-SP™. TIAG is an international alliance of high quality, independent accounting firms and TAG-SP is a complementary association of strategic business partners. Collectively, the TAG Alliances provide accounting, legal, financial and business support services on a worldwide scale. With approximately 16,200 professionals in 270 member firms, and 575 offices in over 95 countries, the TAG Alliances serve tens of thousands of clients from all industry and commercial sectors. Learn more at