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About me

I am Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization which also includes the practice of a significant amount of guardianship and elder law.  I also earned an advanced law degree (Masters of Law) in Taxation and have represented clients before the IRS for over 15 years.  Finally, I advise a wide range of clients on business planning issues. 


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Business: 25%
  2. Tax: 25%
  3. Estate Planning: 25%
  4. Probate: 25%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Pakis, Giotes, Page & Burleson, PC

P.O. Box 58
400 Austin Avenue, Ste. 400
Waco, TX, 76703-0058


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200808/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Estate Planning and Probate Law CertificationTexas Board of Legal Specialization2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyPakis, Giotes, Page & Burleson, P.C.2009 - Present
ClerkUnited States Dept. of Justice2007 - 2008
International Tax ConsultantThomson Reuters/West2003 - 2005
Senior Tax AssociatePricewaterhouseCoopers2000 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
H.O.T. Goodwill IndustriesDirector2014 - Present
China Spring Youth Athletic AssociationDirector2014 - Present
China Spring Youth Athletic AssociationDirector2014 - Present
Heart of Texas Fair & RodeoRodeo & South 40 Committeeman2011 - Present
College of the State Bar of TexasN/A2010 - Present
Heart of Texas Estate Planning CounselN/A2009 - Present
McLennan County Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
McLennan County Young Lawyers AssociationPresident/Director2009 - Present
Texas Young Lawyers AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Phi Delta PhiN/A2007 - 2009
American Inns of Court - Eldon B. Mahon InnPupil2007 - 2008
American Bar AssociationN/A2005 - 2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of LawTaxationMasters of Law2009
Texas A&M University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2008
Texas A&M UniversityEconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2011 McLennan County Health Law ConferenceTaxation of Hospitals and Non-Profit Entities2011
2010 Tax Law UpdateTax Law2010