The issues are sensitive - protecting assets that have taken a lifetime to accumulate, managing property that has been in the family for generations, and making long range provisions for beneficiaries. Thompson & Knight probate, trusts, and estate planning attorneys advise clients when disputes arise concerning trusts, wills, gifts, and estates, proceeding with the sensitivity or force necessary to achieve our clients' goals. We assist in prosecuting and defending will contests, will and trust construction, termination of trusts, resignation or removal of trustees, and litigation arising out of the administration of estates and trusts, and also handle all forms of alternative dispute resolution proceedings for probate and tax related matters.
Our attorneys represent individual trust beneficiaries as well as corporate fiduciaries in their respective roles as guardians, trustees, administrators, or executors of trusts and estates. Because probate, trusts, and estates litigation is interdisciplinary, clients directly benefit as a result of our experience in businesses transactions, real estate, securities, employee benefits, corporate, and tax, among other areas.
Recently, we received a Tier 1 ranking in Dallas/Fort Worth for Trusts and Estates Law in the 2018 U.S. News-Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” directory.