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Estate planning is a very personal process. We want to establish a long-term relationship with you and your family so we can be there for you when a loved one dies, or if critical situations arise that call for professional legal assistance.

We will meet with you to determine your goals and concerns. We will explain applicable tax and other laws that apply in your situation. We will help you evaluate all of your options. Then, together, we will craft an estate plan—be it simple, conservative, sophisticated or complex—to fit your own unique needs and desires.



First and foremost, we believe in communicating with you in plain English so you can understand all of the issues involved in estate planning, and all of your available options. Together we can review the advantages and disadvantages of different choices. We believe in preventing problems, and we know that our many years of working exclusively in the estate planning field and staying on top of developments in the law will enable us to provide you with expert advice and insight.


We promise to listen carefully to what you say, in order to understand your needs, goals and desires; to take into account your concerns, fears and frustrations; to keep everything you tell us confidential; to understand who you are and what you seek to accomplish; and to use our best efforts on your behalf.


We will be good stewards of your time and money. We will use all of our knowledge, skills and expertise to assist you in achieving your estate planning and wealth transfer objectives. Above all, we will treat you with dignity and respect.


Karen S. Gerstner is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and has been since 1986. She is also a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Further, she is a past president of the Houston Bar Association's 600+ member Probate, Trusts and Estates Section. Since becoming a licensed attorney in 1980, she has assisted over 2,000 clients with tax and estate planning, probate and estate administration and related matters. Karen Gerstner is recognized state-wide for her expertise relating to estate planning for retirement plan benefits. She also has a sub-specialty in advising and representing lottery winners.

Our firm's attorneys have nearly 27 years of combined experience in the estate planning and probate area of law. By concentrating in this area, we are able to offer experience and expertise comparable to that of the largest law firms in the state of Texas, while providing a level of personal service that may be difficult to find at a large law firm.

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