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Eric D. Marchand, J.D., LL.M.


Eric is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Eric was recognized in the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers in America for the practice areas of Trusts and Estates. Eric’s expertise is focused on designing and implementing documents to accomplish his clients’ objectives regarding the disposition of their estate, while simultaneously taking maximum advantage of the credits and exemptions provided under the Internal Revenue Code for federal estate and gift taxes.

Eric’s practice also involves general business planning, including counseling clients with respect to the establishment, reorganization, operation and tax reporting requirements of their business and related transactions.  Primary emphasis is placed on the most tax efficient manner of transferring business interests to family members while also providing second (and third) generations with the best chance of family business continuance.

In the area of probate law, Eric represents executors in the administration and settlement of estates, in addition to preparing estate and inheritance tax returns on both the federal and state level.

Eric served on the law faculty at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, where he taught Estate Planning and Practice in the Spring of 2017 and 2018.

Eric was admitted to practice in Texas in 1999.