Austin, Texas Estate Planning Lawyers
Austin, TX Estate Planning Lawyer
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Austin, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 35 years experience
Austin, TX Estate Planning Attorney
- (512) 640-2089
- Free Consultation
I was in my first semester of law school at that time, and the probate process was so traumatizing to my family that I was sure the attorney had committed malpractice. As it turned out, he did exactly what most probate attorneys do. I knew then that I could do much better, and I've been doing it...
Building 6, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78749
University of Houston - Main Campus, South Texas College of Law and University of Houston - Main Campus
I have life experience to supplement my knowledge of the law. I am ready to assist you with estate planning, probate, financial analysis, wills, guardianship, divorce, and child custody.
Mr. Harlow's work in the law started prior to attending law school. He served for six and a half years as a paralegal in the United States Army. The...
J.D. cum laude, Boston University School of Law (1998)
My career actually began in community banks and savings and loans in Arlington and Houston. I ultimately served as the president of a newly-chartered national bank during its organization and start-up phases.
After fifteen years in business, I...
Jeff graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BBA...
My business planning practice involves advising companies and individuals on business matters, including taxation, mergers and acquisitions, choice of entity and company formation, and corporate governance. I have also been lead attorney on several multi-million dollar business acquisitions in the Southeast.
My estate planning practice involves helping clients pay less taxes and protect their assets through the use of trusts, partnerships, closely held businesses, private foundations, and charitable trusts. I have served in various capacities with the Real Property, Trust...
OUR PRACTICE includes commercial and residential real estate acquisition and financing, commercial real estate leasing, formation of Condominium Regimes, formation and maintenance of business entities (e.g. partnerships, joint ventures, corporations, LLC’s, LLP’s, limited partnerships), Wills and Estates, and purchases and sales of dental, medical and other professional practices.
Prior to her career as an attorney, Mrs. Hailey-Petty worked for the Governor of Texas. During her time at the Governor’s office, she served as the Investment Manager and Deputy Director of the 300-million-dollar Emerging Technology Fund.
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Planning your estate?
Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.
An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.
Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.
Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.
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