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John Mark Lane

Estate planning Attorney at Cedar Park, TX

5.0   34 reviews
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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About John

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  1. Estate planning
    60%
    There are a myriad of legal strategies you might consider implementing as you design your estate plan. Regardless, there are a handful of "must have" estate planning documents you must create before anything else. Will, Health Care Directive, Power of Attorney, Trusts.

  2. Elder law
    20%
    Generally speaking, Elder Law can be defined as the holistic application of general legal principles to the specific emotional, logistical and financial needs of mature Americans. You may not be willing to admit that you may become incapacitated and perhaps need expensive long-term care in the future. However, denial is not a strategy and there is no time like the present to plan.

  3. Probate
    20%

John M. Lane specializes in estate planning, elder law, special needs planning, and probate and estate administration. He graduated from the Baylor University School of Law in 2003, and subsequently joined Provost Umphrey Law Firm in Beaumont, Texas. In 2014, after relocating to the Austin area with his wife and two young sons, John accepted a position with an estate planning firm as the firm’s Director in Central Texas. He has now opened John M. Lane Law, PLLC and is helping people across Texas protect their families and assets through comprehensive estate planning. Every day he helps people find simple solutions to their individual estate planning needs and concerns. John is also an author and frequent lecturer on estate planning topics including how to leave your legacy, your way.

John is an avid outdoorsmen and a devoted family man. 

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John M. Lane Law, PLLC
1001 Cypress Creek Road
Suite 405
Cedar Park, TX, 78613

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Posted by Kandice | October 31, 2023
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Your Go To Estate Planning Attorney
I had the pleasure of working with John and Charlee Lane with John Lane Law, PLLC, an exceptional estate planning attorney, and I couldn't be more satisfied with the services he provided. John's expertise, professionalism, and genuine care for his clients' well-being set him apart as a top-notch attorney in the field. From the very beginning, John took the time to understand my unique circumstances, goals, and concerns. He patiently walked me through the estate planning process, explaining complex legal jargon in a way that was easy to understand. His ability to simplify intricate concepts made the entire experience much less daunting. John's attention to detail was remarkable. He left no stone unturned, ensuring that my estate plan was comprehensive and tailored specifically to my needs. He also proactively addressed potential issues that I hadn't even considered, which demonstrated his thoroughness and commitment to protecting my assets and loved ones. Throughout the entire process, John and Charlee were incredibly responsive and approachable. They promptly returned my emails, and their availability to answer questions or provide clarification was impressive. This accessibility gave me peace of mind, knowing that I had a dedicated team by my side. What truly distinguishes John from other attorneys is his compassion and empathy. He understands the sensitive nature of estate planning and the importance of preserving family legacies. I never felt rushed or pressured into making decisions, and he always made me feel like a valued client rather than just another case. In the end, John Lane delivered a meticulously crafted estate plan that exceeded my expectations. I now have the confidence that my loved ones will be well taken care of, and my assets will be distributed according to my wishes. I wholeheartedly recommend John Lane Law, PLLC. to anyone in need of an estate planning attorney. His knowledge, dedication, and personable approach make him a standout professional in his field. If you're looking for an attorney who will guide you through the complexities of estate planning with care and expertise, John Lane is the right choice. Your future self and your family will thank you for it.
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Posted by Neal | January 1, 2021
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John Lane did a great job for us.
We moved to Texas from Arizona in 2018 and knew we needed to update our Estate Planning documents. That never sounds like something you want to run out and take care of. They made the process easy and painless. We contacted John and Charlee of John M. Lane Law and they did an awesome job in taking care of us. After an initial interview John understood what we wanted to accomplish. He listened carefully, providing great feedback and ideas, and addressed our questions thoughtfully and directly. While our estate is not complicated, we felt important and valued. He gave us several action items to take care of and once we completed our tasks, they provided us a set of draft documents to review and update if needed. All the “paperwork” for review was electronic so it was easy to work through the review process. Once completed we received a complete hard copy set of the entire Estate Planning Portfolio, covering all our estate planning needs. They were timely and responsive with the documents they prepared and updated for us. Our conversations were both friendly and professional. Their fee was quite reasonable. All this was done in the environment of the Covid-19 pandemic. All our meetings were on line, except for when we had to physically sign the formal documents. For that meeting appropriate protections were used to ensure all our safety. We actually signed our documents in our car, while John stood outside as we signed them. We would highly recommend John M. Lane Law for any services they provide.
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Posted by Clem | April 18, 2020
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Exceeded our expectations
The Lane law team exceeded our expectations! We now have a comprehensive estate plan. The entire process was very smooth, we learned a lot about the various estate planning options available to us. We were very pleased with his recommendations and the choices we made. John patiently answered all of our questions, and is very knowledgeable, experienced and professional! I have recommended John Lane for estate planning, to several of our good friends. Definitely a 5 star experience.
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Posted by Joseph | December 13, 2019
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Joe Kono
Outstanding legal service provided to me and my wife for our estate plan. Attorney Lane clearly explained our options in short order. He provided to us a draft copy of our estate plan prior to having a final meeting with us. He described the contents of each document at the meeting in clear and simple terms. We referred our son to him who also had an estate plan prepared. WE believe that his cost was fair and of good value to us
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Posted by Dave | July 9, 2019
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Excellent Estate Planning Attorney
John Lane did an excellent job getting all of our estate planning documents in order. He is an excellent listener and provided many helpful suggestions so that our wishes were implemented in the most efficient way possible. After finishing all discussions and signing the documents - he provided us with a well organized Estate Planning Portfolio notebook containing the documents as well as some additional suggested pages for us to fill in which will provide our executors with a clear roadmap to easily implement our wishes. Highly recommended!
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Posted by Henry & Mary | June 2, 2019
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HANDS-DOWN – Mr. John Lane is your ticket. He is FANTASTIC!
If you are in need of an attorney for your estate planning: HANDS-DOWN – Mr. John Lane is your ticket. He is FANTASTIC!!! We were concerned about updating our wills and needed a good attorney. We Googled for the best estate planning attorney and John’s name popped up. We called three attorneys and he was the only one that returned our call. The other two calls were retuned three and four days later. We made an appointment. We arrived at his office, were warmly greeted and promptly brought into his office. He was very cheerful and immediately made us feel at ease. He has a great personality, great bedside manners, and very professional. He took the edge out of a difficult situation explaining all our options. John patiently answered each question that we had without ever coming across as patronizing. His manner was warm and open, and it seemed more like having a conversation with a friend. It felt great to have our questions answered so confidently and in layman's terms. We came in with a three page will and ended up with a binder. Yes, John is very thorough. He covered everything we wanted and things we hadn’t thought about. He covered it all:  Last Will and Testament  Statutory Durable Power of Attorney  Health Care Power of Attorney  Medical Directive  HIPAA Authorization  Declaration of Guardian  …and more Mr. Lane made the whole situation a more pleasant experience!! I HIGHLY recommend John Lane!!! If you are in need of an attorney for your estate planning, again: HANDS-DOWN – Mr. John Lane is your ticket. He is FANTASTIC!!!
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Posted by Anita | May 21, 2019
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Great Experience
We were so pleased with John Lane and his help in our estate planning. Very informative and patient with our questions and concerns.
Posted by Wilson | March 7, 2019
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My experience with John M. Lane
When faced with the need of a good attorney for what I considered a very important life decisions on family law, and I found difficult to find an avenue that met my requirements, I interview several Lawyers in the Austin area. John Lane was firmly the best pick and I am very happy with the results. I changed some of my original ideas when discussing with him, he proved to have some times a neat and better solutions in many aspects. Several attributes I valued are: He was not afraid to bring in different alternatives that I could not ever thought of.Showed his skills working with people and stuck with me all the way to the end to my full satisfaction. Together with his high professional competence, I applaud his attitude of loving what he does for a living as well as placing always my interest first. His final package is impressive. Very good Lawyer; competent; compassionate; that produced for me the best possible results.
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Posted by Barbara | January 23, 2019
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Excellent Estate Planning Attorney
John Lane was extremely helpful from start to finish with our estate planning. He answers his own phone, meets with his clients and prepares all your documents. He is very knowledgeable about the estate laws, and therefore; provides appropriate guidance in what would be the best for your family. His fees are reasonable for the expertise and final product that you receive from John Lane. We were very pleased with the outcome of our estate planning and highly recommend John Lane for any estate planning needs you have.
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Posted by David | December 13, 2018
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Great family lawyer
We used John to set up our wills and our care documents. John set up a convenient appointment time, met us on time, and was able to answer our questions and get the information he needed to start the process. In a short time, he called us and set up another appointment to review the documents, answer and further questions, and sign the paperwork. He made the whole process simple and understandable, and we are very satisfied with the work he did and the price we paid. We've already recommended him to friends who need similar work, and will continue to recommend him to others.
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Posted by Tim | November 14, 2018
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Will
We needed to update our will. John showed us how to make everything simple and completed almost everything on the first visit. I highly recommend.
Posted by David K | June 29, 2018
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John M Lane Law
We moved from out of state with an out dated 20 year old Living trust. We were told by several families to contact John M Lane Law. John looked thru our old trust. Explained the differing laws between California and Texas, and started a new path to preparing for us a new estate plan. His questions to us were quite extensive as were our questions to him. We were given lists of things to modify which we provided for him. We now have a new, thorough and complete estate plan. John made it so simple! We will definitely recommend John M Lane Law.
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Posted by Lana | June 7, 2018
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above and beyond lawyer
If you are looking for an attorney that can walk you through all the complicated issues of making a will John Lane is wonderful. My husband and I are older and wanted to make sure there were no complications or situations when it comes to distribution on our property for our children. He took so much time with us to explain everything. He drew up our wills and even did all the necessary work filing them for us. We are so glad we choose John to help us. I would certainly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2018
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Very professional and knowledgeable. Very satisfied with his assistance in completing our wills.
Posted by Mary | May 3, 2018
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Fast and well done, will come back
We consulted with John a year ago on a matter other that our Estate planning. He was courteous and pretty straight forward about our issue he did not take advantage of the fact that the matter could not be resolved. Based on our first experience, we came back in March to have our Estate plan updated. John took his time going over what we wanted to do and what we needed to do and was very efficient in addressing our concerns and also provided advice. We are very happy with his service and his nice personality.
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Posted by Ryan | April 4, 2018
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Amendments to Living Trust
My living trust needed serious updating (power of atty’s, etc.) and John did a great job in summarizing and explaining the seven amendments that were needed. He was very personable, easy to understand, professional and knowledgeable in estate planning.. He was also fairly priced for the work that he did on my trust. I had many questions on the draft documents he provided, and John was very patient and thorough in his answers to my questions. If you have any estate planning questions or needs, I would definitely recommend him.
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Posted by Beth | March 23, 2018
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Excellent Advice for Estate Planning
John is very knowledgeable and explains legal options in a way that is easy to understand. He is responsive, thorough and patient. I highly recommend him!
Posted by Sherry | March 11, 2018
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Friend in John Lane
We had estate and will planning on our "to do" list for years. We enjoyed meeting with John because he is easy to talk to. He asked us the hard questions and helped us think through different scenarios so we could come to the best decisions for our wishes. He is very knowledgeable and understands each individual/family has different situational needs/concerns. He turned a dreaded task into a fun and easy experience. We have a new friend in John!
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Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2018
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Recommended! John is great!
John helped us update / amend our trust and the process was simple and quick. Highly recommended!
Posted by Rebecca | February 22, 2018
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Estate planning at it's best!
Found Mr. Lane through other online reviews. We needed to set up an estate plan once the kids were born. We had no clue where to begin. He helped us out every step of the way. Such a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend Mr. Lane for his services in Estate Planning!!
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • John M. Lane Law, PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Provost & Umphrey, LLP
  • 2003 - 2013

Education

  • Baylor University School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 2003
  • Texas A&M University
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Estate planning Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recommend John to all of my clients. As a Family Lawyer, I am constantly asked for a good Estate Planning attorney. I give my clients John's information every time. He helps his clients from start to finish. He can help in the most simple of situations but can also be the expert you need when the situation is extremely complicated. John Lane Law is a one-stop-shop!"
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Cedar Park Estate planning Lawyer John Mark Lane
John Mark Lane
Estate planning Attorney
Cedar Park, TX
Licensed for 20 years