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Chuck Bauman received his Juris Doctor from Baylor University in 1992. He focuses his practice on estate and asset preservation planning for clients through the use of trusts, wills, partnerships, limited liability companies, corporations, tax planning and other planning techniques. Mr. Bauman is a CELA (Certified Elder Law Attorney) by the National Elder Law Foundation, as recognized by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. In 1999, he became the first lawyer in East Texas to receive this designation. He has practiced law for 28 years.
Mr. Bauman and his wife, Kathy, have three children—Hannah, Mary Kathryn, and Henry.
Credentials: Mr. Bauman is admitted to practice before the U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, and in all Texas state courts. He is a member of these legal organizations:
Noteworthy accomplishments and community involvement
Born and raised in Tyler, firm partner Neal Smith focuses his practice on wealth preservation planning through wills, trusts, and other advance planning techniques. To further his service to clients, he has developed expertise in planning for families with children who have disabilities or other special needs. Mr. Smith earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas A&M University and his law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law.
Mr. Smith is an avid runner and has competed in more than 15 marathons. He and his wife, Marty, have three children—Burch, Blake and Andrew.
Credentials: Mr. Smith is admitted to practice before the U. S. District Court in the Eastern and Northern Districts of Texas and in all Texas state courts. His memberships in legal organizations include:
Born in Fort Scott, Kansas, is a graduate of South Texas College of Law. He attended Texas Christian University and received his B.A. from the University of Missouri. He is licensed to practice in Texas, is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas, and in all Texas state courts. As a business transaction attorney practicing for over 30 years, Mr. Brown focuses on estate and wealth planning, asset preservation and business planning through various planning techniques, business, corporate, and probate matters. He is also a certified mediator.
Mr. Brown and his wife, Julie, have three children—Reagan, Katie, and Adam—and two grandchildren, Will and Ellie.