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  1. Estate Planning: 66%
  2. Tax: 34%

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Thompson & Knight

1700 Pacific Avenue Suite 3300
Dallas, TX, 75201


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199607/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.2011
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Best Lawyers Under 40 in DallasD Magazine2006
Best Lawyers Under 40 in DallasD Magazine2004
Texas Super LawyersThomson Reuters2004
Texas Super LawyersThomson Reuters2003
Board Certified - Tax LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization2002
Board Certified - Estate Planning and Probate LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselThompson & Knight2011 - Present
Senior PartnerThompson & Knight2006 - 2010
PartnerThompson & Knight2003 - 2005
AssociateThompson & Knight1996 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
American College of Trust and Estate CounselFellow2010 - Present
Parkland Foundation Planned Giving CouncilMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
The Advocate (State Bar of Texas)Transfer of Proceedings in Statutory Probate Courts2007
Real Property, Probate and Trust JournalMr. Soros Goes to Washington: The Case for Reform of the Estate and Gift Tax Treatment of Political Contributions2007
Trusts & EstatesThe Funding Dilemma2005
Probate & Property magazine (ABA)New Opportunities, New Limitations in Planning with Charitable Remainder Trusts2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Harvard UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Estate Planning & Probate Section MeetingPlanning for Individuals with Diminished Life Expectancy2010
33rd Annual Texas State Bar Advanced Estate and Probate CourseIrrevocable or Not? Modifications to Trusts2009
State Bar of Texas Annual MeetingGifting Assets without Tax Consequences2008
32nd Annual Advanced Estate Planning and Probate CourseEstate Planning for Political Contributions2008
State Bar of Texas Governance of Nonprofit CourseThe Low Down on From High: Current Developments in Exempt Organizations Law2007
University of Houston Law Center Continuing Legal Education ProgramBlended Family Issues in a Wills and Probate Practice2004
University of Houston Law Center Continuing Legal Education ProgramWill Drafting and Multiple Marriage Issues2001
Lone Star Planners ConferenceCreative Uses for Roth IRAs2000
Center for Nonprofit ManagementRaising Money Legally: Selected Issues in Fund Raising2000
Brazos Valley Estate & Financial Planning CouncilAdministration Expenses and the Marital Deduction1999