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Bill Mureiko focuses his practice on client counseling in the areas of federal taxation, estate planning, probate, charitable giving, and tax-exempt organizations.

He is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Representative Matters

  • Plan and implement wealth transfers to family members and charity using testamentary and lifetime vehicles for high net-worth families
  • Plan and draft charitable lead and remainder trusts, outright gifts to charity, gift annuities, other split interest gifts to charity, and gifts to “advise and consult” funds held by community foundations
  • Obtain and maintain federal and state tax exemption for nonprofit corporations and trusts; also oversee operations
  • Represent clients in adversarial proceedings with the Internal Revenue Service through appeals procedures and Tax Court petition filings
  • Administrative aspects of federal tax law (including preparation of Forms 706-Federal Estate Tax Return and Forms 709- Federal Gift Tax Return, obtaining private letter rulings, and technical advice)
  • Adversarial proceedings with the Internal Revenue Service through IRS appeals procedures and the filing of petitions in Tax Court

Prior Employment

  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Gerald B. Tjoflat, Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 1989-1990

Honors & Affiliations


  • The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc. (Tax Law, Trusts and Estates), 2006-2021
  • Texas Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters (Estate Planning & Probate, Non-Profit, Tax), 2003-2020
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas (Tax: Trusts & Estates), D Magazine, 2018-2021
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas Under 40, D Magazine, 2004


  • Member, American Bar Association; Tax and Real Property Section; Probate Section; Trust Law Section
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Instructor in Legal Research and Writing, Southern Methodist University School of Law, 1995-1996
  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, 2001
  • Testified before Senate Jurisprudence Committee on H.B. 1190, amendments to Texas Trust Code, April 2005

Education & Admissions


  • J.D., 1989, Duke University School of Law; Note Editor, Duke Law Journal; Reynolds Scholarship; Bidlake Writing Award
  • M.A., 1989, Duke University
  • B.A., 1986, with highest honors, Austin College; Alpha Chi; Robinson Scholar


  • Texas

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