Russell Booth

P: 512-518-2106

F: 512-879-0125

E: rbooth@hvwlaw.com

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Legal Experience

Russell is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law. Russell represents individuals, families, and business owners in matters relating to the management, transfer, and preservation of their assets, including income, gift, estate, and generation-skipping tax planning, trust and estate administration, and representation before the I.R.S. Russell’s practice includes the preparation of wills, trusts, business entity organizational documents (including family limited partnerships), marital property agreements, and other estate planning, asset protection, charitable gift planning and business succession documents. Russell has experience in the formation and representation of corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, not-for-profit corporations, and private foundations. Additionally, he represents beneficiaries and fiduciaries in contested litigation, including estates, trusts, and tax issues.

Education

  • LL.M. in Taxation, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2010
  • J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2007
  • B.B.A., M.P.A., The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business, 2004

Professional Licenses

  • Attorney at Law, Texas, 2007

Professional Memberships & Activities

  • Austin Bar Association
    • Estate Planning & Probate Section (Immediate Past President 2015-2016; President 2014-2015; President-Elect 2013-2014; Treasurer 2012-2013; Board of Directors 2011-2017)
    • Business, Corporate, and Tax Section
  • Estate Planning Council of Central Texas
  • State Bar of Texas
    • Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law Section
    • Tax Section

Speeches & Publications

  • Co-Presenter, Trusts: The Intersection of Family Law and Estate and Tax Planning, State Bar of Texas 2019 Annual Meeting, State Bar of Texas Family Law Section

Professional Recognition

  • Board Certified, Estate Planning and Probate by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Dallas Bar Association Tax Section Award, top SMU LL.M. tax student in 2010 graduating class

Community Involvement

  • The Fifty, Member (supports Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas)
  • Hospice Austin, Investment Committee