Derry has extensive experience in assisting clients with the design and implementation of estate planning and asset protection strategies.
Representation includes the preparation and implementation of wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, disability planning documents, marital property agreements, the evaluation of the use of corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies for business succession planning, as well as the preparation of beneficiary designations necessary to coordinate a client’s life insurance and retirement assets with his or her overall plan. Derry has worked extensively with individuals and corporate institutions serving as executors and trustees, advising them with respect to the tax and non-tax issues associated with the administration of estates and trusts, and is experienced in the judicial construction, reformation, modification, and termination of trusts. Derry also has substantial experience in advising clients about charitable giving issues, and about the creation and administration of non-profit organizations, including public charities, private foundations, and private operating foundations.
Derry is board certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, and serves as a legal advisor to the Ballet Austin Foundation.
Derry graduated from Southern Methodist University School of Law in 1984 after receiving his B.B.A. in Accounting, with highest honors, from The University of Texas at Austin in 1981.
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