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R. Paul Lancaster

Biography

R. Paul Lancaster’s practice encompasses all areas of estate planning to facilitate the tax-efficient transfer of wealth in accordance with each client’s individual objectives. He has assisted clients in all aspects of gift, estate and generation-skipping transfer tax planning. Mr. Lancaster has experience structuring and preparing a wide variety of estate planning documents to assist clients, including complex wills, irrevocable trusts, revocable trusts, prenuptial agreements, limited partnerships and limited liability companies. Mr. Lancaster, who is also a CPA, has prepared numerous estate tax returns and has represented clients before the IRS in the examination of estate and gift tax returns.

Mr. Lancaster also engages in business planning for clients to assist with the identification and design of appropriate business structures to address each client’s unique family and business issues. He has experience in the formation of all types of business entities and provides advice and guidance to clients regarding the operation and administration of their family-owned corporations, limited liability companies, and limited partnerships.

Mr. Lancaster also concentrates his practice in probate and trust administration. He has experience in all forms of Texas probate proceedings involving estates of all sizes and complexity. Mr. Lancaster regularly assists clients with trust creation issues and counsels individual and corporate fiduciaries, grantors, beneficiaries and heirs in various matters, including trust administration matters, trust interpretation/modification actions and probate and trust litigation. He also advises fiduciaries and beneficiaries of estates on various topics and has experience assisting clients with negotiated settlements of family disputes.

Affiliations and honors
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Tarrant County Probate Bar Association
  • Midland Business and Estate Council, President, 1999
  • Certified Public Accountat, 1992
  • Top Attorney in Wills, Trusts, Estates and Probates Law, 360 West magazine, 2017-2018
  • Top Attorney, Fort Worth, Texas magazine, 2010, 2012, 2014
Education
  • Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 1995
         Associate Editor, Texas Tech Law Review, 1993-1995
         Order of the Coif
  • The University of Texas at Arlington, B.B.A., 1989
Admissions
  • State Bar of Texas, 1995