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  1. Tax: 25%
    45 years
  2. Estate Planning: 25%
    45 years
  3. Trusts: 20%
    45 years
  4. Employee Benefits: 15%
  5. Probate: 15%

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600 W 6th St., Ste. 300
Fort Worth, TX, 76102-3685


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 197009/19/2015

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Employee Benefits Law (Best Lawyer Designation)N/A2007
Tax Law (Best Lawyer Designation)N/A2007
Trusts and Estates (Best Lawyer Designation)N/A2007
Texas Super Lawyer (Estate Planning/Trusts)N/A2006
Texas Super Lawyer (Estate Planning/Trusts)N/A2005
Outstanding Young LawyerTarrant County Young Lawyer's Association1982
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
N/ACantey Hanger LLP2000 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar FoundationFellow2003 - Present
Texas Academy of Probate and Trust LawyersBoard of Directors (and former Chairman)1992 - Present
Texas Board of Legal SpecializationTax Advisory Commission (Chair 1999-2000)1987 - 2001
Fort Worth Convention and Visitor's BurequBoard of Directors (Executive Committee and Secretary/Treasurer)1986 - 1989
Fort Worth Business and Estate CouncilChairman1984 - 1985
Texas Board of Legal SpecializationBoard Certified-Tax Law1983 - Present
Tarrant County Convention CenterBoard of Directors (Chairman 1986-1987)1983 - 1987
American College of Trust and Estate CounselFellow1983 - Present
Texas Board of Legal SpecializationBoard Certified-Estate Planning and Probate Law1977 - Present
Southern Methodist University School of LawAdjunct Professor of Law (Advanced Corporate Taxation Course)1976 - 1979
Real Estate Probate and Trust Law Section (State Bar of Texas)Member and Chairman of REPTL Council (1991-1992)1971 - Present
College of the State Bar of TexasMember (Charter)N/A
Tarrant County Bar FoundationFellowN/A
State Bar of TexasFellowN/A
Publication NameTitleDate
Texas Tax Service (Matthew Bender & Company)Rental and Lease Transactions (Texas Sales Tax)-Chapter 161984
Southern Methodist University Symposia on Federal TaxationThe Marital Deduction: When and How to Use It1980
Texas Bar JournalIncome Taxation of a Decedent's Estate-The Probate Attorney's Responsibility1976
The Business LawyerMore Than You Really Wahnted to Know about Qualified Stock Options-A Source Outline1976
Southwestern Law JournalTaxation, Annual Survey of Texas Law1976
Taxes - The Tax Magazine (CCH)Proposed Regulations Attempt to Narrow Statutory Exemptions for Cemeteries1976
UnknownInter-Spousal Gifts and Estate Planning in Texas after Revenue Ruling 75-5041976
Southwestern Law JournalTaxation, Annual Survey of Texas Law1975
Southwestern Law JournalTaxation, Annual Survey of Texas Law1974
Southwestern Law JournalCharitable Gifts of Appreciated Property1971
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of LawTaxLL.M - Master of Laws1971
University of Texas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1970
University of Texas System, AustinPsychologyB.A. with Honors1968
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Choice of Entity SeminarFamily Limited Partnerships: Points to Remember2001
Wills, Estates, and Probate: A Satellite BroadcastDocument Execution and Avoiding Litigation2000
Advanced Estate Planning Strategies CourseMechanics of Pecuniary Formula Bequests-Both Marital Deduction and Generation-Skipping Transfer Considerations1999
NAPFA National ConferenceNew Options in Estate Planning1996
Institute on Wills and ProbateImpact of Divorce on Estate Tax and Income Tax Planning1984
Advanced Estate Planning and Probate InstitueAncillary Probate Proceedings and Techniques to Avoid Guardianships and Dependent Administrations1982
Symposium on Recent Developments in Texas LawRecent Developments in State Taxation1976