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Mr. Graham focuses on estate and charitable planning, including gifts benefitting both the donor family and charity, as well as private foundation and public charity issues.   Mr. Graham has long practiced the administration of estates and trusts, as well as a deep focus upon fiduciary obligations, including having served by appointment of the Chairman of the SEC to the Market Transaction Advisory Committee formed after Black Monday in 1967.  He assists families and individuals by implementing structures that protect their assets during their lifetime and continue to protect their wealth while passing from one generation to the next.

 

Prior to joining the Houser Firm, Mr. Graham was the Senior Lawyer of the Graham Law Firm, P.C. During his 40+ years of law practice Mr. Graham was with the law firm of Baker & Botts, LLP for 22 years, first as a partner in the Houston Business and Estate Planning group, and then as partner in charge of B&B’s Business and Estate planning group in Dallas. In 1994, Mr. Graham founded the law firm of Graham & Smith, LLP, and the Graham Law Firm PC in 2006. 

 

Mr. Graham also believes that each of us have a responsibility to give back to the local and national communities in which we work and live. Mr. Graham and his wife, June live in University Park, Dallas (close to SMU University) and attend Park Cities Baptist Church, where they are active in the International Class.

Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas, Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law in Texas for 40 plus years
  • Fellow of, and past Regent of, the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Fellow of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law
  • Former Supervisory Council Member of the American Bar Association’s Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Former President of the Texas Academy of Probate and Trust Lawyers
  • Former Chair of the Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas
  • Former Chair of Trust and Estate Section for each of the Dallas and Houston Bar Associations

Community Involvement

  • Community Representative to and former Chairman of the Board of Baylor University Medical Center
  • Board of Directors of The Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital, Dallas (at Baylor University Medical Center)
  • Advisory Board of the Sammons Cancer Center at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas
    Director of Sozo Coalition

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