Mr. Behlmann has been an attorney for over 30 years. The focus of his practice is estate planning, elder law, wealth preservation and family business counseling.
Mr. Behlmann is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a member of the Texas Bar College and is on the Fidelity Investments Attorney Access List.
He is also a member of the National Academy of Elder law Attorneys and the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. In these organizations he works with over 100 law firms around the country, allowing him to stay current on state and local laws related to planning for assets and operations outside of Texas.
He is a regular presenter on the issues of elder law, long term care and estate planning issues and has recently published a book, How to Avoid the Five Biggest Mistakes in Estate Planning, available on Amazon.com.
Mr. Behlmann was formerly a practicing CPA and Senior Tax Consultant with one of the big four CPA firms and always looks for additional tax-saving opportunities in developing an estate plan.
Early in his career Mr. Behlmann was a prosecuting attorney for St. Louis County and the City of Florissant, Missouri.
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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1993||08/17/2016|
|MO||Good Standing, Active||1979||01/08/2013|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Houstons Top Lawyers - Probate & Estate 2015||H Magazoine||2015|
|Houston's Top Lawyers 2014 - Probate & Estate||H Magazine - Houston||2014|
|2014 Houston's Top Lawyers - Estate Planning & Probate||Houstonia Magazine December 2014||2014|
|Houston's Top Lawyers 2013 - Probate & Estate||H Magazine - Houston||2013|
|Attorney Access Program - Professional Directory||Fidelity Investments||2013|
|Qualified Attorney - Fidelity Attorney Access Program||Fidelity Investments||2013|
|Board Certified in Estate Planning & Probate Law||Texas Board of legal Specialization||2009|
|CPA||Missouri Board of Accountancy||1984|
|Managing Attorney||Behlmann Law Firm, LP||1995 - Present|
|Vice President - General Counsel||Metro Traffic Control||1991 - 1995|
|Director - Corporate Development - Tax||Sbc (Now At & T)||1984 - 1991|
|Senior Tax Consultant||Touche Ross & Company||1981 - 1984|
|Assistant Prosecuting Attorney||St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney||1979 - 1981|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|US District Court Southern District||Member||2015 - Present|
|Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization||Attorney||2009 - Present|
|Missouri Bar, Business Law Committee||Member||2008 - Present|
|Licensed US Tax Court||Member||2006 - Present|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Texas Chapter||Attorney||2006 - Present|
|Texas Bar College||Member||2006 - Present|
|American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys||Attorney||2004 - Present|
|Texas Bar Association - Securities Law Committee||Member||2001 - Present|
|American Institute of Certified Public Accountants||Member||1995 - Present|
|Missouri Board of Accountancy||Certified Public Accountant||1984 - Present|
|SBC Communications Manage Care||Developed Initial large scale managed care plan|
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|Avoid the Five Biggest Mistakes In Estate Planning||Book||2007|
|Texas Board of Legal Specialization||Estate Planning & Probate Law||Board Certified||2009|
|St Mary's University of San Antonio School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1979|
|Saint Louis University||Business Administration||BS - Bachelor of Science||1976|
|Conference for Caregivers||Understanding Medicare-2012||2012|
|Conference for Caregivers||Understanding Medicare 2011||2011|
|Protecting Your Parent's Assets||Elder Law Planning||2010|
|Protecting Your Assets & Quaifying for Medicaid||Elder Law Planning||2010|
|National Business Institute||Elder Law Planning||2008|
|Estate Planning for Financial Advisers||Estate Planning and Financial Protection||2007|