Areas of Practice

 

Estate Planning

Wills and Trusts

Revocable Living Trusts

Irrevocable Trusts

Intentionally Defective Grantor Trusts (IDGT)

Life Insurance Trusts (ILIT)

Special Needs Trusts (SNT)

Martial Property Agreements

(Prenuptial Agreements and Postnuptial Agreements)

Probate Wills

Estate Administration

Preparation of Estate Tax Returns

Trust Funding and Trust Administration

Post-Mortem Estate Tax Planning

Post-Mortem Dispute Resolution and Family Settlement Agreements

Contested Estate Matters

Claims against Executors/Administrators, Guardians, Trustees

Defending Executors/Administrators, Guardians, Trustees

Beneficiary claims

Common law spouse claims

Disputed Heirship

Community Property Issues

 

 

Douglas A. Edwards

 

 

EDUCATION

 

University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas

Master of Laws in Taxation, December 2003

 

University of Akron School of Law, Akron, Ohio

Juris Doctor, Cum Laude,  May 1997

 

Staff member of the Akron Law Review

 

Anderson Book Award for the graduating student

who excelled in Business Planning,  Spring 1997

 

CALI Excellence for the Future Award

for excellent achievement in Business Planning,  Spring 1997

 

Top grade in Seminar in Business Planning (Fall 1996)

and Corporations (Summer 1996)

 

Dean’s List,  Spring 1996

 

Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Bachelor of Science, May 1988

 

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 

Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Estate Planning and Probate Law - 2010

 

Texas Bar Foundation

 

Attorneys in Tax and Probate

President 2009 - 2010

 

Houston Bar Association

Probate, Trusts and Estates Section

 

State Bar of Texas - Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section

 

American Bar Association

 

Houston Estate and Financial Forum

 

PUBLICATIONS AND SPEECHES

 

Speaker at the South Texas College of Law 2013

Wills and Probate Institute - "Anatomy of a Will"

 

Speaker at the Houston Bar Association 2010

Wills & Probate Institute - “Powers of Appointment”

 

Speaker at the South Texas College of Law 2008

Wills & Probate Institute - “Powers of Appointment”

 

Author - “Cleveland and Milwaukee’s Free Market Solution

for the “Pedantic Heap[s] of Sophistry and Nonsense”

That Plagues Public Education: Mistakes on Two Lakes?”

Akron Law Review, Volume 30:4

 

Author - “Commissioner of Internal Revenue v. Lundy:

Transforming “An Intended Benefit Into a Handicap?”

Akron Law Review, Volume 30:3

 

 

 

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