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C. Ronald Kalteyer

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KALTEYER, C. RONALD 53, passed away unexpectedly on December 16, 2006, in Dallas, Texas, after a short illness. A seventh generation Texan, Ron was born in Houston, Texas, on August 4, 1953. He graduated from the University of Texas in l975 with a B.B.A. degree in Accounting and in 1977 with an M.P.A. in Taxation. In 1979 he earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Texas School of Law where he was a member of Chancellors and Order of the Coif and served as Associate Editor of the Texas Law Review. Professionally, Ron was known as one of the top legal tax experts in the United States. A partner at Locke Liddell & Sapp L.L.P., he was included in The Best Lawyers in America, recognized for excellence by Chambers USA, and named a Texas Super Lawyer. While he had expertise in many areas of tax, he had substantial experience in real estate investment trusts and corporate taxation and had more than 25 years of experience providing clients with federal and state business tax solutions. Clients described him as smart and thought-provoking and praised his ability to think outside the box, understand their business issues, and help them solve the most complex tax issues. Ron was a member of the American College of Tax Counsel, the Dallas Bar Association where he served as Chairman of its Section of Taxation, and the American Bar Association, Section of Taxation. He was a frequent speaker and author on issues relating to tax law. Among other writings, he co-authored a tax treatise titled "Federal Tax Aspects of Cancellation of Indebtedness and Foreclosures." He also served as an Adjunct Professor of Corporate Taxation at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. Before joining Locke Liddell & Sapp L.L.P. as a partner in l994, he worked as an attorney at the law firms Jackson Walker and Vinson & Elkins. He also served as a Briefing Attorney for the Honorable Homer Thornberry of the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. While still remaining dedicated to his profession, Ron was selflessly devoted to his family and his home life. He considered his wife and three sons his greatest earthly gift. He was their best friend, mentor and role-model. They always felt safe in his presence. A humble man, he always put others before him. He loved his God and was the strong, spiritual leader of his family. He brought his children to Christ and taught them to love the Lord. He was the true embodiment of a servant. He was a virtuous man, dedicated to honesty, generosity, truth, fidelity, industry and patience. His character truly came from inner strength and from his strong faith and convictions. He was loved by all. He will be dearly missed, but he will never be forgotten. He is survived by his loving wife Carolyn and three sons Robert, John and Richard of Dallas; mother Mary Thompson of Sugar Land; father Charles Kalteyer and wife Alicean of Austin; brother Steve Kalteyer of Houston; sister Karen Russell and husband David of Sugar Land. Following a private internment, a celebration of Ron's life will be held on Wednesday, December 20, at 4:00 p.m. in the sanctuary of Highland Park United Methodist Church. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Ron's Friday morning Tax Breakfast Group. The family will receive friends in the Great Hall of the church immediately following the service. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made in his name to The University of Texas School of Law. , Dignity Memorial Sparkman Hillcrest 7405 W. Northwest Hwy. Dallas (214) 363-5401

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Published in Dallas Morning News from Dec. 18 to Dec. 19, 2006
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