BROWN, BAUMAN      SMITH,                                      


A Professional Corporation

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Planning your estate or trust

Contact Tom Brown, Neal T. Smith or H.C. "Chuck" Bauman III for information about estate and trust planning. Our seasoned estate planning lawyers will work to get optimum tax results for your estate.

More than just basic estate planning

We pride ourselves on being perhaps the most skilled elder law and estate planning lawyers in East Texas. Our attorneys are friendly and approachable, and go beyond the basics. We focus on protecting your assets for the long term.


We handle more litigation support than most other local law firms, protecting your rights and assets with matters such as personal settlements with funds and trusts.  We also take care of all aspects of your estate plan, including drafting and executing wills, trusts, and related documents. Other estate and trust planning services include:

  • Asset protection for beneficiaries

  • Business succession planning

  • Charitable bequests to trusts and foundations

  • Entity formation

  • Family partnerships and LLCs

  • Guardianships

  • Irrevocable trusts

  • Last wills and testaments

  • Life insurance trusts

  • Living trusts

  • Marital, family and bypass trusts

  • Probate

  • Special needs trusts to protect a child

  • Trust planning

  • Trustee and estate law

  • Trusts litigation in district court

Helping children with disabilities

We also offer skilled legal counsel for families with estate plans that include the protection of children with disabilities or other special needs.

Prepare for your future

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