Pearland, Texas Estate Planning Lawyers

Robert S. Griffin
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University of Houston - Main CampusTexas
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Royce Lanning
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Texas Estate Planning Attorney with 13 years experience

University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of LawHawaii and Texas
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Nancy Hui
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Pearland, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 15 years experience
(281) 826-2635 11200 Broadway Street
Suite 2743
Pearland, TX 77584
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
University of Houston Law Center
An experienced attorney who takes pride in helping clients through a difficult time when they lost one of their loved ones by guiding them through the probate process. Nancy is also skilled in developing estate plans that meet you and your family's need to maximize asset protection and minimize tax liability. Nancy speaks fluent Chinese.
Leena Bhasin
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Pearland, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 15 years experience
(832) 860-5074 11200 West Broadway Suite 2743
Pearland, TX 77584
Estate Planning, Business, Family and Immigration
Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law
This is a full service law firm that provides quality representation for individuals and businesses in the State and Federal trial and appellate courts throughout Texas.
Gratia 'Grace' P. Schoemakers
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Pearland, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 8 years experience
(832) 408-0505 11200 Broadway St
Suite 2743
Pearland, TX 77584
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Family and Probate
Jayd Arya Piercy
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Pearland, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years experience
(281) 606-1778 4702 West Walnut Street
Pearland, TX 77581
Estate Planning, Business, Construction and Elder
Pearland, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 15 years experience
(281) 485-4366 2225 Highway 90
Pearland, TX 77584
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Elder
South Texas College Of Law
Pearland, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 20 years experience
(713) 376-5202 3702 E Pear St
Pearland, TX 77581
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Criminal and Divorce
South Texas College Of Law
Pearland, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 24 years experience
(281) 485-3500 2400 S Texas Ave
Pearland, TX 77581
Estate Planning, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
South Texas College Of Law
Pearland, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 27 years experience
(281) 485-6900 8703 Broadway St
Pearland, TX 77584
Estate Planning
South Texas College Of Law
Pearland, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 51 years experience
(713) 436-2517 2739 N Peach Hollow Cir
Pearland, TX 77584
Estate Planning
Pearland, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 41 years experience
(281) 485-2770 5208 W Broadway St
Pearland, TX 77581
Estate Planning, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Jodi H. Kauachi
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Texas Estate Planning Lawyer with 21 years experience

South Texas College Of LawTexas
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Pearland, TX Estate Planning Lawyer
(281) 485-4366 2225 Highway 90
Pearland, TX 77584
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
Ricardo N. Gonzalez
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Houston, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 34 years experience
(713) 429-1971 8876 Gulf Fwy Ste. 420
Houston, TX 77017
Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Probate and Products Liability
University of Houston Law Center
With over 30 years of experience, Ricardo N. Gonzalez has tried numerous cases to jury verdict. After graduating from the University of Houston Law Center in 1984, Mr. Gonzalez opened up his own law office. He has represented clients involved with many areas of law. Some of these areas include criminal defense, wills, adoptions, juvenile defense, worker’s compensation, wrongful death, social security disability, maritime and jones act law, personal injury, immigration and others. Mr. Gonzalez strives to do the best for his clients. Mr. Gonzalez resides in Houston, Texas, with his wife, Martha, a retired schoolteacher....
Don Sixta
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Friendswood, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 45 years experience
(281) 317-8666 117 E. Edgewood Drive
Friendswood, TX 77546
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Divorce
Creighton University School of Law
Wide ranging experience of practicing law in different areas of law, including mediation, trials, appeals and representation of client before boards, as well as experienced in lobbying. Licensed in to practice law in Texas, Pennsylvania, Nebraska, and the United States Supreme Court. Experienced in practicing law in Federal District Courts as well as State Courts.
Graduated from Creighton University School of Law in 1973 and started practicing law in 1974. Experienced as a former Deputy County Attorney, as well as a City Counsel Member.
Melbourne Timothy Berlinger
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Friendswood, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 17 years experience
(281) 993-3779 907 S. Friendswood Drive, Suite 218
Friendswood, TX 77546
Estate Planning and Probate
David Minh Nguyen
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Houston, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years experience
(281) 777-1236 9898 Bissonnet Street
Suite 290
Houston, TX 77036
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Family, Immigration and Probate
Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Attorney David Nguyen received his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Houston. During his undergraduate studies, Attorney Nguyen developed a passion for minority-related issues when he enrolled in a course in African American studies. This course allowed Attorney Nguyen to explore the historical, cultural, political, economic, and social development [or lack thereof] of minorities in the United States.

After completing his undergraduate studies, Attorney Nguyen attended Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law, which has been ranked number one in achieving diversification in its student body.

Attorney Nguyen has worked as an Attorney for private law firms and...
Kate Broussard
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Houston, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 1 year experience
(713) 655-1200 One Allen Center
500 Dallas, Ste. 1200
Houston, TX 77002
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Real Estate
Baylor Law School
Kate Broussard is an associate at MehaffyWeber, P.C. in the firm’s business practice group. Kate focuses her practice on estate planning, probate law, elder law, corporate law, real estate transactions, and oil and gas work. While at Baylor Law School, Kate was active in Baylor’s Public Service Program, receiving the distinction of Public Interest Scholar. She was especially involved in the Baylor Veteran’s Clinic and with the Baylor Pro Bono Transactional Team, which gave Kate a unique opportunity to speak with Veterans about their legal problems and gain valuable experience drafting estate planning and business organization documents. She practices primarily...
John B Henry III
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Houston, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 years experience
(832) 464-5767 6300 West Loop South, Suite 610
Houston, TX 77401
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Washington University in St. Louis
Texas Attorney John B. Henry, III, practices throughout Texas, including Harris County, Jefferson County, Galveston County, Fort Bend County and the surrounding counties. Mr. Henry is a native of Texas, and he brings his perspective and experience to represent his client with the knowledge and care their matters deserve. His practice focuses on guardianship, special needs trusts, probate and estate administration, estate planning, and elder law. Mr. Henry's experience with these areas of law began with his work in the non-profit arena where he continues to devote his volunteer time to increasing access to justice for low-income Texans. Providing...
John R. Strohmeyer
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Houston, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(713) 714-1249 2925 Richmond Ave
12th Floor
Houston, TX 77098
Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
New York University School of Law and The University of Texas School of Law
I'm an international tax and estate planning attorney, focusing on foreign tax compliance and high-net-worth estate planning for individuals. When I'm not practicing law, I spend my time with my wife Emily and our rescued mutts Griswold and Molly, I run marathons (40 as of 4/1/18), and I volunteer with the Boy Scouts.

My practice includes traditional estate and disability planning, probate and estate administration, and the preparation of estate and gift tax returns. I design, implement, and administer trusts of all types and related business and investment structures, including taxation and compliance aspects of these structures.

After earning my BS...
Cory Matthew Krueger
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Houston, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 13 years experience
(713) 850-9700 2211 Norfolk Street
Suite 211
Houston, TX 77098
Estate Planning, Family, Probate and Real Estate
University of Houston - Main Campus
Cory Krueger is an experienced trial lawyer and litigator who focuses his practice on probate, family law, estate planning, and asset protection. He also practices transactional law in connection with drafting contracts, legal documents, and wills and trusts.

Cory attended the University of Texas at Austin, graduating in 2002 before receiving his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the University of Houston Law Center in 2006. During his time in law school, Cory was a member of the Oil and Gas Legal Organization, the Sports and Entertainment Legal Organization (SELO), and he volunteered with the University of Houston Law Center Mentor Program. In...
Alex Wathen
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Houston, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 21 years experience
(888) 305-1919 1002 Gemini
Suite 100
Houston, TX 77058
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Appeals, Bankruptcy and Family
University of Minnesota Law School
I provide bankruptcy solutions for consumers and business primarily in the greater Houston area but also in other parts of Texas and the rest of the United States. I also represent clients nationwide in federal appeals.
Duana Boswell-Loechel
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Houston, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 14 years experience
(281) 549-9555 18333 N. Egret Bay Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Family and Probate
South Texas College of Law
Duana has been practicing law for over 13 years and is board certified in Family Law in Texas. She received a resolution from the Texas Bar for pro bono work after Hurricane Ike. Duana then worked for Lone Star Legal Aid representing victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. She has extensive knowledge in probate matters and excels at probate litigation. Duana is also a mediator and can help resolve cases in civil, family and probate matters.
Jermecia A. Beachem
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Houston, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years experience
(713) 333-9794 3730 Kirby Drive, Suite 777
Houston, TX 77098
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Consumer and Probate
Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Attorney Jermecia A. Beachem is dedicated to the practice of law and representing her clients. At the Beachem Law Firm, we represent clients with civil litigation, contract disputes, contested divorces, uncontested divorces, enforcement of child support, child support modifications, child custody matters, CPS cases, paternity matters, termination of parental rights, enforcement of visitation, modification of visitation, Wills, probate of Wills, contested probate matters, heirship proceedings without Wills, muniment of title, and guardianship matters.

The primary focus at the Beachem Law Firm is to provide excellent customer service, thorough, accurate, and affordable legal representation.

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Roxell Ann Richards
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Houston, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years experience
(713) 974-0388 6420 Richmond Ave, Suite 135
Houston, TX 77057
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, Immigration and Personal Injury
After graduating from Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Roxell Ann Richards decided to pursue her legal career, starting as contract attorney for another firm. After working her way up to an associate at a new firm, she decided it was time to set out on her own path, founding Roxell Richards & Associates, PLLC shortly after. As managing partner, she is dedicated to providing exceptional service to each and every one of her clients. With years of experience on the table, she knows how to handle a wide range of matters, including those involving criminal law, immigration law, personal injury,...
Tamara Pacini Bibb
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League City, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years experience
2600 South Shore Boulevard
Suite 300
League City, TX 77573
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
South Texas College of Law
Tamara Bibb was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism with News/Editorial specialization in May 2003. Tamara received her Doctor of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law in May 2007 and was admitted to the State Bar of Texas the November immediately following. She is a devoted advocate for her clients and understands the emotions and turmoil that come with family law cases. Tamara is able to walk her clients not only through the intricate legalities of the process but also the...
William Fulton Broemer
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Houston, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 27 years experience
(713) 328-1101 3201 White Oak
Houston, TX 77007
Estate Planning, Business, Employment and Insurance Claims
University of Houston - Main Campus
A graduate of the University of Houston Law Center, Mr. Broemer practices almost exclusively in the areas of Labor and Employment Law, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Litigation and Plan Design/Compliance issues, and Risk Management. Mr. Broemer represents primarily self-insuring employers, employee welfare benefit plans, third party administrators, plan reinsurers, and local government plans. Mr. Broemer is also a leading member of the ABA's Labor and Employment Law Section and Employee Benefits Committee ("ABA-EBC"), as well as a contributing member of Sub-Committees on Welfare Benefits Plans, Federal Civil Procedure, and ERISA Preemption. Mr. Broemer has served in the past as the Management Chair of...
Simon Hendershot III
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Houston, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 32 years experience
(713) 936-9088 1800 Bering Drive
600
Houston, TX 77057
Estate Planning, Business, Construction and Health Care
South Texas College Of Law
Simon W. “Trey” Hendershot, III, managing shareholder, leads our firm’s business law, healthcare and regulatory group. He is a native Texan, born and raised in Gonzales, Texas. He received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University (B.B.A. in Business Management, 1984). While attending Texas A&M University, Mr. Hendershot was a member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggies Band and the Corps of Cadets. Upon graduation, he was named Distinguished Military Graduate and received a commission as an infantry officer in the United States Army. He served as a Judge Advocate General Officer for the 36th Brigade 50th...
Paul Albert Romano
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Sugar Land, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 17 years experience
(281) 242-0995 4610 Sweetwater Blvd
#200
Sugar Land, TX 77479
Estate Planning, Business and Probate
Paul's background as a Texas attorney is in Probate Litigation. His practice focuses on will contests, trust contests, contested guardianships, breach of fiduciary duty claims, right of survivorship accounts, determination of heirs, probate administration and guardianship administration. Paul also assists his clients with the preparation of wills, trusts, powers of attorney, family limited partnerships and other business entities.
Kimberly Amelia Hegwood
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Houston, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 22 years experience
(281) 218-0880 950 Gemini, Suite 6
Houston, TX 77058
Estate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Family
South Texas College Of Law
Kim Hegwood is the founder of Hegwood Law Group, she believes in providing her clients with the absolute best legal representation combined with compassionate advocacy and honest advice. Kim's ultimate objective is to ensure that the needs and goals of her clients are met both efficiently and effectively.

Seeing her grandparents struggle with the ins-and-outs of Social Security, estate and protection planning, elder law and other bureaucracies that come with the aging process, Kim experienced first-hand the many financial and emotional challenges facing the elderly, infirm and their families.

Inspired to help people with similar obstacles, Kim started Hegwood Law Group, a...
Loreen Blackwell
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Houston, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years experience
(713) 783-3110 1800 Bering Drive
600
Houston, TX 77057
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
South Texas College of Law
Lori Blackwell was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She attended the University of Texas at Austin where she received her undergraduate degree of Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing. Ms. Blackwell received her Doctor of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law in December of 2007 and was admitted to the State Bar of Texas the following May.

Ms. Blackwell began her career practicing general civil litigation and was naturally drawn to the primary practice of family law. "Although the subject matter is often difficult, I feel that I am helping people move on to the next chapter in their...
Ned Gill III
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Bellaire, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 28 years experience
(713) 271-8383 6575 West Loop South, 6th FL
Bellaire, TX 77401
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Collections and Criminal
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Attorney Ned Gill III, is a reputed lawyer who has been committed to the field of family law for quite a handful of years. Belonging to a family associated with law and jurisdiction in Texas, Mr. Ned Gill III is undoubtedly a name with a high recall value amongst the people of Texas. Under his scope of work lies litigation/Mediation for divorce cases, arbitration and more. Being one of the most sought after professional lawyers in the arena of family law in United State, what distinguishes him is his intelligent and expert legal advice to all his customers seeking legal...
Dillon B Norton
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Houston, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 2 years experience
(832) 209-9517 9800 Northwest Fwy
Suite 316
Houston, TX 77092
Estate Planning, Criminal, Personal Injury and Probate
University of Houston - Main Campus
D. B. Norton, PLLC is a concierge-style law practice serving clients and their families with discretion in their time of need. Whether helping clients plan for the future, assisting clients during their time of loss, or helping someone clear their record, the Law Office of D. B. Norton, PLLC always goes the extra mile for the people it serves.

Attorney Dillon Norton understands that legal issues are often confusing for clients. Whether you need an estate plan are in need of probate and estate settlement services or are injured, he always takes the time to explain each step involved so you...
Jess Bailey
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Houston, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years experience
(832) 510-2900 815 Walker Street
Suite 452
Houston, TX 77002
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
South Texas College of Law
Unparalleled Transactional and Compliance Counsel -
I feel a responsibility to serve not only as an advocate, but also as an educator to my clients. I stress the importance of building a team of trusted advisors, an attorney being just one member of that team. I offer clients a unique combination of high quality legal services in multiple areas of transactional & compliance law including: business general counsel, banking & finance, compliance plans, contract & agreement drafting & negotiation, energy law, entity formation & restructuring, healthcare law, international law, mergers & acquisitions, business succession planning, real estate transactions & finance.

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Seth Hinkley
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Houston, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 22 years experience
(281) 364-8490 4301 Yoakum Boulevard
Houston, TX 77006
Estate Planning, Business and Construction
South Texas College Of Law
Law practice specializing in business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, contract drafting, licensing, commercial leases, construction, real estate, business planning, entity formation, compliance issues, and litigation oversight. Additionally, I provide estate planning services.
Scott Alan Barrett
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Bellaire, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 18 years experience
(713) 526-1883 4824 Bissonnet
Bellaire, TX 77401
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
Scott possesses the ability to recognize, develop and define goals and strategies and to ensure that the proper actions are implemented to achieve and surpass the objectives at hand. He consistently brings new insights and perspectives to situations and challenges, all the while striving to develop the best insight and solutions. As a practicing attorney, Scott focuses on transactional and corporate matters for business and estate planning, including Wills, Trusts, and Probate, for Individuals. In addition to Scott's legal accomplishments, he has over 25 years of experience as leader in different organizations and industries. As an Executive Director...
Mr. Frank Wang
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Houston, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years experience
(281) 673-6167 9999 Bellaire Blvd Ste 908
Houston, TX 77036
Free ConsultationEstate Planning
South Texas College of Law
A Full Service Firm providing Wealth Management and Estate Planning/Asset Protection Legal Services dedicated to: Finding Long Term Investments that Produce Above Average Returns over Time, and Providing our Clients the Personal Attention and Superior Professional Advice they Deserve. Areas of Expertise: Wealth Management, Estate Planning, Asset Protection, Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Advanced Directives, Appointment of Guardian, Insurance Planning
Richard Jason Griffin
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Houston, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 13 years experience
(713) 932-6994 8709 Cedarspur Drive
Houston, TX 77055
Estate Planning, Business, Energy and Probate
I am an attorney that focuses in estate planning and business planning from cradle to grave, i.e., starting or buying a business; capitalizing your business; optimizing your business with tax, corporate and asset protection planning; strategizing business succession; and selling your business. I believe two things differentiate me from other lawyers: I understand the numbers, and I personally have business experience. These characteristics make me acutely aware of my client's needs and goals. PRACTICE FOCUS: Commercial Real Estate Business Planning Tax Planning U.S. & State Income, Gift & Estate/Inheritance Taxes Trust Creation: Simple & Complex Estate Planning...
Ms. Rocky LeAnn Pilgrim
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Houston, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 15 years experience
(713) 357-1595 3355 W. Alabama
Suite 950
Houston, TX 77098
Estate Planning, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
My practice philosophy is to provide my clients with the highest quality legal services they deserve at a fair and reasonable price. We have handled cases ranging from the simplest uncontested matter to extensive litigation against some of Houston's largest law firms. I enjoy working with my clients to determine their best course of action and include them in each step of the process. Call today to schedule your consultation - you will always meet with an attorney, not a paralegal. We have two locations for your convenience - Old Town Tomball and greater Houston. Don't delay...
Alicia V. Garcia
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Houston, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 18 years experience
(832) 277-1400 448 W. 19th Street
Suite #212
Houston, TX 77008
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
South Texas College of Law
Family Law attorney. Mediator. Practice in Harris, Fort Bend and Montgomery County, Texas. Spanish-Speaking attorney.
Christina Wanies-Guirgis
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Houston, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 5 years experience
(832) 582-8331 9555 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S.
Suite 130
Houston, TX 77099
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Appeals, Family and Probate
South Texas College of Law
Christina Wanies-Guirgis studied government and politics at St. John’s University in New York, New York, and received her law degree from South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas. As a Houston native, Christina has a personal connection to the community, and her loyalty is reflected in her representation. She served as an Article and Note Editor for Currents: International Trade Law Journal, and holds memberships in several esteemed organizations, including: Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) Houston Young Lawyers Association (HYLA) Houston Bar Association (HBA) State Bar of Texas
Cari Brownlee
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Pasadena, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years experience
(281) 410-1177 3515 Preston Ave.
Pasadena, TX 77505
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Cari Brownlee provides legal services in Harris County, Brazoria County and Galveston County.
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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.


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