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Our Austin lawyers help businesses and individuals with their legal needs. A few of the major industries that represent Texas's economy include agriculture, oil and gas, and tourism.

Our platform has lawyers that specialize in estate planning law. Estate planning lawyers typically provide advice and develop a plan to mitigate or avoid estate taxes, which may include drafting living trusts, living wills, power of attorneys, and other legal services. ContractCounsel’s approach makes legal services affordable by removing unnecessary law firm overhead.

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Kendall C. on ContractsCounsel
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March 10, 2023

Kendall C.

Chief Counsel
Free Consultation
Suwanee, Georgia
23 Yrs Experience
Licensed in GA, TX
Tulane University

Kendall is a data privacy attorney by trade, and is an active member of the Bar in Texas and Georgia. In litigation, he handled thousands of cases to final disposition in litigation throughout the United States, Latin America, & Europe. As corporate counsel, he guides companies through the marketing and advertising industry and, by extension, many other industries. Further, Kendall is an adherent to the Ben Hogan school of swing thought and, by natural extension, is a proponent of accurate wedge play through residential neighborhoods. He occasionally aspires to a career in turf management.

Curt B. on ContractsCounsel
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March 25, 2023

Curt B.

Managing Partner
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Los Angeles, California
10 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA, DC, FL, IL, MI
UCLA School of Law

Curt Brown has experience advising clients on a variety of franchising, business litigation, transactional, and securities law matters. Mr. Brown's accolades include: - Super Lawyers Rising Star - California Lawyer of the Year by The Daily Journal - Pro Bono Attorney of the Year the USC Public Interest Law Fund Curt started his legal career in the Los Angeles office of the prestigious firm of Irell & Manella LLP, where his practice focused on a wide variety of complex civil litigation matters, including securities litigation, antitrust, trademark, bankruptcy, and class action defense. Mr. Brown also has experience advising mergers and acquisitions and international companies concerning cyber liability and class action defense. He is admitted in California, Florida, D.C., Washington, Illinois, Colorado, and Michigan.

David L. on ContractsCounsel
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July 11, 2023

David L.

Managing Member
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El Paso Texas
26 Yrs Experience
Licensed in NM, TX
Texas Tech University School of Law

Experienced real estate, business, and tax practitioner, representing start up and established businesses with formation, contracts, and operational issues.

Jason H. on ContractsCounsel
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March 5, 2023

Jason H.

Managing Attorney
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Dallas, Texas
23 Yrs Experience
Licensed in TX, VA
Regent University, School of Law

Jason has been providing legal insight and business expertise since 2001. He is admitted to both the Virginia Bar and the Texas State Bar, and also proud of his membership to the Fellowship of Ministers and Churches. Having served many people, companies and organizations with legal and business needs, his peers and clients know him to be a high-performing and skilled attorney who genuinely cares about his clients. In addition to being a trusted legal advisor, he is a keen business advisor for executive leadership and senior leadership teams on corporate legal and regulatory matters. His personal mission is to take a genuine interest in his clients, and serve as a primary resource to them.

Candace M. on ContractsCounsel
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February 24, 2023

Candace M.

Attorney
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Prosper, Texas
25 Yrs Experience
Licensed in LA, TX
Loyola University

For over 20 years, as an attorney and real estate broker, Candace has used her passion for business and real estate to help her clients succeed as business owners, entrepreneurs Realtors, and real estate investors. She and her team go above and beyond to simplify and solve those issues which trouble her clients. From the simple to the complex, she is ready to help. Her experience includes, Real Estate law, Contracts, Business Formation, Business Operating AGreements and Entrepreneurial counseling.

Alan A. on ContractsCounsel
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February 25, 2023

Alan A.

Attorney
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Austin, Texas
19 Yrs Experience
Licensed in OK, TX
University Of Oklahoma School of Law

I have dedicated my professional career and practice to Federal Government Procurement Law. My practice includes experience as an Army JAG who specialized in Government Procurement Law who represented contracting commands and requiring activities both deployed and in the United States and now as a civilian attorney who represents clients in all aspects of Federal Government Procurement Law. My clients are people and firms that are developing technology through the SBIR/STTR programs, OT's, and businesses using Small Business Administration (SBA) contracting programs.

Alex F. on ContractsCounsel
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March 17, 2023

Alex F.

Managing Attorney
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Golden, Colorado
12 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CO, TX
The University of Texas School of Law

I am a small business attorney licensed to practice in Colorado and Texas. I focus on commercial lending and outside general counsel services.

Marshal H. on ContractsCounsel
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May 2, 2023

Marshal H.

Attorney & Founder
Free Consultation
Houston, Texas
7 Yrs Experience
Licensed in TX
University of California, Berkeley

Sorry to toot my own horn, but I'm not your average lawyer. I graduated in the TOP 1% of my class from one of the nation's top law schools (Berkeley Law). I received eight awards for the HIGHEST GRADE in individual courses, including Constitutional Law, Advanced Legal Research, and Advanced Legal Writing. I worked for three years at a top-flight litigation boutique, where my clients included billion-dollar, household-name companies. I started my own law firm two years ago. Why? Because I wanted to help REAL PEOPLE, not just big companies. I win big cases on behalf of people who were done wrong by businesses, employers, and others. I am more than qualified to advise on any dispute, and am particularly experienced in matters related to digital commerce and consumer protection. Let's go get justice, together.

Holly H. on ContractsCounsel
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May 19, 2023

Holly H.

General Counsel
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Los Angeles, California
23 Yrs Experience
Licensed in TX
Thurgood Marshall School of Law

I have been licensed for 23 years in Texas and federal courts. I am available to work as registered In House Counsel in other states. For the past 14 years I have practiced Corporate Law, Oil and Gas, Agricultural Law, Commercial Real Estate (transactional), HR Law, and Environmental and Land Use. Prior to that, I practiced Criminal Law for both the prosecution and defense for ten years.

Nancy S. on ContractsCounsel
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May 21, 2023

Nancy S.

Attorney
Free Consultation
Houston, Texas
42 Yrs Experience
Licensed in TX
University of Houston

Seasoned corporate, business and real estate attorney with 30 years experience managing private practice groups and in-house legal functions for publicly traded, privately held, and family companies.

Matt T. on ContractsCounsel
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July 31, 2023

Matt T.

Attorney
Free Consultation
Dallas, TX
2 Yrs Experience
Licensed in TX
Samford University's Cumberland School of Law

Matt is a licensed attorney based out of Dallas, Texas. Despite having recently graduated, Matt has been immersed in the world of Corporate law throughout law school and beyond. As a result, he has benefitted from the unique and advantageous position of experiencing and working on a wide array of matters, such as reviewing, drafting and negotiating contracts, overseeing regulatory compliance, business formation, risk management, and much more. Contact Matt today for a free consultation!

Penny R. on ContractsCounsel
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July 14, 2023

Penny R.

Founder/Owner
Free Consultation
Dallas, Texas
37 Yrs Experience
Licensed in TX
Southern Methodist University

I have practiced law for more than 35 years in the State of Texas. I am proud of the relationships I have formed with my clients and the high level of legal advice I have provided over these many years. I am responsive and will promptly address your particular situation. For 35 years I have counseled individuals, partnerships and corporations with regard to business formation, real estate transactions and issues, employer/employee relationships, contracts, estate planning and asset protection. I am licensed to practice law in all state courts in Texas and all federal courts. I have represented plaintiffs and defendants throughout the state in cases ranging from contract disputes to injury claims. I have worked with every type of business you can imagine from individuals to "mom and pop" businesses and businesses with assets of more than $10,000,000. My clients' businesses range from large construction contractors, investment companies, oil and gas companies, and commercial landlords, to name a few.

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Estate Planning Legal Questions and Answers

Estate Planning

Power of Attorney

Texas

Asked on Feb 14, 2022

Power of Attorney

Revoking power attorney

T. Phillip B.

Answered Feb 18, 2022

Typically anything written which indicates you are revoking it should be sufficient. It should be delivered to your agent. I would also deliver it to any banks or other places where your agent may use the POA.

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Estate Planning

Last Will and Testament

California

Asked on Mar 21, 2023

What happens if I die without a will?

As I have gotten older and accumulated assets, I have become increasingly aware of the importance of having a will in place. However, I have not yet taken the steps to create one, and I am curious about the potential consequences of dying without a will. Therefore, I would like to seek the advice of a lawyer to understand what would happen to my estate and how my assets would be distributed in the event of my death without a will.

Matthew S.

Answered Apr 11, 2023

If you die without a will your assets will be distributed to your heirs pursuant to the intestacy statute for your state. However, if you use a will, you can control who gets your assets and can give assets to non-blood related persons who wouldn't otherwise be an heir.

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Will

Washington

Asked on Dec 11, 2023

How do I exclude a child from my will?

I want to write my will and exclude an estranged son. Can I just have a paragraph stating my son's name and that he is to receive nothing whatsoever from my estate? Should I leave him $1.00? Is there a preferred approach to make sure he can't contest my will and receive anything? We've been estranged for years. Thanks.

Matthew S.

Answered Dec 15, 2023

Yes, you could structure your will in that way. You don't even need to leave $1.

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Estate Planning

Durable Power of Attorney for Finances

Illinois

Asked on Apr 19, 2023

What’s the Difference between General POA and Durable POA

I’m trying to get POA over my Mother Financial because she not Paying the Mortgage which is past over due along with some Bills she hasn’t paid on in months I don’t us to lose our home and she suffers from Dementia and we Both recently suffered from a stroke I would appreciate if you respond to my message beside With a Hi There !

T. Phillip B.

Answered Jun 3, 2023

I'm not a fan of either term as I find they just confuse things. Durable usually is referring that it remains effective after incapacity. Sometimes general is looked at as terminating at becoming incapacitated. Another term which comes up is springing which this one makes more sense where it isn't effective immediately but upon a date or occurrence (usually someone being deemed incapacitated). I don't think I'd ever create a POA where it terminates at incapacity since that's when I'd need it to work. Now you say your mother has dementia. Will she understand what she is signing and the purpose of the document? If not, she doesn't have the required mental capacity to establish a POA and will have to have a guardian appointed by the court.

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Estate Planning

Fee Agreement

California

Asked on Mar 7, 2023

Do I need to provide my personal and assets info to an estate planning attorney before signing a fee agreement so they can begin prepping a living trust

Looking for an estate planning attorney to prep a living trust and all other necessary docs

Jane C.

Answered Mar 10, 2023

No. You do not need to provide any information until you agree to work with the attorney.

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