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Asel M. Lindsey Senior Attorney

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Kansas
  • Texas

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas


New York University School of Law, L.L.M., 2013

Washburn University School of Law, J.D., 2012

Washburn University, B.B.A.

Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business, B.S.


Asel M. Lindsey is an associate in the Taxation group in Dykema's San Antonio office. Asel specializes in federal tax, international tax, state and local tax and tax controversy matters, with a focus on transactional practice including mergers, acquisitions, and restructurings. Asel advises on a broad range of tax matters involving flow-through entities, including partnerships, limited liability companies and S corporations. Asel is a member of the Firm’s Dental Service Organizations group and regularly advises on tax issues related to DSO acquisitions and restructurings.

Asel also focuses on employee benefits work, including executive compensation arrangements, equity incentive plans, non-qualified deferred compensation plans, qualified retirement plans and Code Section 409A compliance. She prepares private letter ruling requests on various issues and represents clients under voluntary compliance programs of the IRS and DOL, including Employee Plan Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS), Voluntary Fiduciary Compliance Program (VFCP) and Delinquent Filer Voluntary Compliance Program (DFVCP).

Asel also assists nonprofit organizations with obtaining and retaining exemption from federal, state and local taxes, and provides counsel on tax issues for tax-exempt nonprofit organizations. 


Asel’s prior experience includes the following:

  • Business sales, acquisitions, reorganizations and restructurings
  • Transactions with partnerships, limited liability companies and S corporations, including conversions, restructuring and planning
  • State and local tax issues, including income tax, franchise tax, sales and use tax, gross receipts tax and property tax
  • Audits, dispute resolution, appeals and litigation at federal, state and local levels
  • Qualified Opportunity Zones – formation of Qualified Opportunity Funds, implementation and compliance
  • Executive, equity and deferred compensation programs and Code Section 409A compliance
  • Employment and income tax considerations for employee benefits, including paid time off and other fringe benefit arrangements
  • Investment tax credits and production tax credits for renewable energy projects (wind and solar)
  • Tax incentives under the CARES Act, including employee retention credits, FICA deferral, and other
  • Formation and operation of private foundations and public charities
  • Preparation of federal and state tax returns
  • Changes in method of accounting
  • International tax issues, including withholding, compliance and reporting
  • Cannabis taxation and compliance

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Memberships & Involvement

  • American Bar Association, Co-Chair of YLD Tax Law Committee
  • Recognized by Scene in SA in "Rising Star Lawyers" for Tax, 2021
  • Recognized by San Antonio Magazine in "San Antonio's Top Attorneys" for Tax Law, 2020
  • Super Lawyers® Rising Star 2018 in Kansas and Missouri, Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Pro Bono Wall of Fame 2016 and 2018, Missouri Bar Association
  • Woman of the Year in Entrepreneur/Executive category, Topeka YWCA, 2006