The Blum Firm, P.C. Partners Meet our ACTEC Fellows: Marvin E. Blum, David C. Bakutis, and Edward A. Copley

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Firm News

Doug W. Harvey joins The Blum Firm! More here.

We’re proud to welcome Stacy L. Kelly to The Blum Firm! Read about it here.

R. Keith Morris, III joins The Blum Firm! Read about it here.

Edward A. Copley is the recipient of the Distinguished Probate Attorney Lifetime Achievement Award (2019), an award given by the Real Estate, Probate, & Trust Law Section of the Dallas Bar Association.

Kandice R. Damiano, Beth Hampton, Amanda L. Holliday, Amy E. Ott, Rachel W. Saltsman, Jeffrey S. Hamilton, and Jennifer Sibley have been named by Thomson Reuters as 2019 Texas Rising Stars.

 

Recent White Papers & Publications

The Blum Firm launched a new series on Family Legacy Planning. To read the series, click here.

Click here for a copy of The Blum Firm’s Red File Checklist.

“Focusing on the Long Game” by Marvin E. Blum and Kelsey A. Brock, Trusts & Estates magazine, December, 2018.

“New Tax Act: Save Income Taxes Through Business Restructuring” by Marvin Blum. CLICK HERE to read about the “pass-through deduction” and if it is right for you.

“Filling in the Gaps: Create a “Red File” for Clients to Cover Issues Beyond Traditional Estate Planning” by Marvin E. Blum, Trusts & Estates magazine (February 2017).

“The End of Valuation Discounts for Family-Owned Discounts” (2016).

Upcoming and Recent Speeches

May 18, 2022: Marvin Blum on Last Chance Tax Planning: The Golden Age of Estate Planning Won’t Last Forever (If You’re Not Doing Estate Planning Now, What Are You Waiting For?) at the TXCPA East Texas CPE Expo.
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May 12, 2022: Marvin Blum on Last Chance Tax Planning: The Golden Age of Estate Planning Won’t Last Forever (If You’re Not Doing Estate Planning Now, What Are You Waiting For?) for UT School of Law.

March 8, 2022: Marvin Blum on I Do, Round Two: Second Marriage Estate Planning for the Midland-Odessa Business and Estate Planning Council.
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December 8, 2021: Marvin Blum on Estate Tax Update for Whitley Penn.
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November 3, 2021: Marvin Blum on “Last Chance” Tax Planning: The Golden Age of Estate Planning Won’t Last Forever for the TXCPA Permian Basin’s Annual CPE Expo.
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October 21, 2021: Marvin Blum on Estate Planning Checkup: Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Client at the Midland College Estate Planning Seminar.
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October 13, 2021: Marvin Blum on Financial Planning & Wealth Management with Erin Lee for the Colonial Country Club Speaker Series.
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October 7, 2021: Marvin Blum on Pending Tax Laws: What’s the Latest? for the Tarrant County Probate Bar.
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August 26, 2021: Marvin Blum on Estate Planning Checkup: Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Client for the FWCPA Members’ CPE Day.
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July 13, 2021: Marvin Blum on The Final Wrap Up: A Red File (Putting a Bow on Top of Your Estate Plan) at the Lion Street Trusted Advisors Conference.
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