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Shannon G. Guthrie

Trusts Attorney at Dallas, TX

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  • Licensed for 30 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Shannon

Learn Shannon’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    25%
    Simple to complex estate planning and administration, including planning for high net worth individuals and complex family plans; federal estate tax and gift tax planning and reporting.

    30 years

  2. Probate
    25%
    Simple to complex estate planning, probate and administration, including planning for high net worth individuals and complex family plans.

    30 years

  3. Tax
    25%
    Charitable and other Non-Profit Organization formation, governance and tax.

    30 years

  4. Trusts
    25%
    Simple to complex trust planning and administration, including planning for high net worth individuals and complex family plans.

    30 years

PROVIDING HIGH QUALITY LEGAL SERVICES IN THE AREAS OF ESTATE PLANNING, PROBATE AND TRUSTS.

I have been practicing for 25 years in the areas of estate planning, probate, wills, trusts, charitable gifts, charitable entities, tax, business entities, real estate and non-profits and am Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  My focus is on service to clients and developing documents that suit their needs and not making the client's goals fit within forms.  My experience allows me to work on the simplest of plans to the most complex.  

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Location

Stephens-Guthrie, PLLC
8330 Meadow Road
Suite 216
Dallas, TX, 75231
Stephens-Guthrie, PLLC
By Appointment Only
450 N. Kimball Avenue, Suite 140
Southlake, TX, 76092
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Stephens-Guthrie, PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Senior Counsel
  • Benenati Law Firm
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • K&L Gates LLP
  • 2005 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • Bourland, Wall & Wenzel, P.C.
  • 1996 - 2005
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Education

  • Indiana University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • University of Evansville
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1990

Associations

  • State Bar of Texas - Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law
  • Chairperson
  • 2006 - Present
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Gift Planning Advisory Council
  • 2004 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Fellow
  • N/A
  • Dallas County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Dallas Estate Planning Council
  • Board of Directors
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2005 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Board Certified - Estate Planning and Probate Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2004
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Publications

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Working With and Giving Through Community Foundations
  • 2004
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Uniform Principal and Income Act and Uniform Prudent Investor Act
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • Non-profit Governance Course
  • Nuts and Bolts of Modification Under the Trust Code and UPMIFA
  • 2014
  • Advanced Estate Planning Strategies
  • Advanced Estate Planning Strategies
  • 2014
  • Non-profit Governance Course
  • Advanced Unrelated Business Income Tax Issues
  • 2013
  • Advanced Estate Planning Strategies
  • Planning in the “Eye of the Storm” of Uncertainty
  • 2013
  • Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course
  • Decanting With Benefits
  • 2013
  • Advanced Estate Planning Strategies
  • A New Paradigm for Trusts: Rethinking Trust Structure in Light of Changing Purposes, a Changing Legislative Landscape and a Litigious Society
  • 2005
  • Wills Trusts and Estate Planning Institute
  • Creation of Family Foundations, Creation and Structure
  • 2004
  • Unknown
  • Exempt Organizations – Governance Issues
  • 2004
  • Unknown
  • Working With and Giving Through Community Foundations
  • 2004
  • Brazos Valley Estate and Financial Planning Council
  • Public Charities and Private Foundations – Planning Options
  • 2004
  • Advanced Estate Planning Strategies
  • A Muggles Look at the Wizardy of Trusts: The UPIA Twins and Other Curses
  • 2004
  • Advanced Drafting: Estate Planning and Probate Course
  • Drafting for the Twin UPIAs – A Practical Guide
  • 2004
  • Advanced Drafting: Estate Planning and Probate Course
  • Top 10 Things to Take Away from This Course
  • 2004
  • Unknown
  • A Tale of Two Tools: Split Interest Trust Drafting in a Low Interest Environment (CLTS and GRTS) – Charitable Lead Annuity Trusts and Charitable Lead Unitrusts With Forms
  • 2003
  • Texas Bank Trust Officers
  • Uniform Principal and Income Act and Uniform Prudent Investor Act
  • 2003
  • Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course
  • Charitable Update
  • 2002
  • East Texas Estate Planning Council
  • Private Foundations, Operating Foundations, Supporting Foundations and Community Foundations: Seeing Through the Mud
  • 2001
  • 12th Annual Advanced Drafting: Estate Planning and Probate
  • Creating Private Foundations
  • 2001
  • Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course
  • Foundations, To Be or Not to Be … Private, Operating, Community and Supporting Organizations: The Delicate Balance of Considerations of Benefits, Costs and Control
  • 2000
  • Advanced Drafting: Estate Planning and Probate
  • Charitable Lead Trust Drafting
  • 2000
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Probate Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Shannon is an outstanding lawyer and is a credit to the profession."
Probate Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Guthrie is a credit to the legal profession. She works tirelessly to provide effective representation for her client, while maintaining a professional and courteous demeanor with the other parties and the Court."
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Dallas Trusts Lawyer Shannon G. Guthrie
Shannon G. Guthrie
Trusts Attorney
Dallas, TX
Licensed for 30 years
Virtual consultation available