40 Years of Experience
AV Rated Estate Planning and Probate Law Firm
Less than 14% of attorneys throughout the entire United States are “AV” Rated
We have limited our practice to Estate Planning and Taxation. And we are dedicated to giving you the legal solutions and tools you will need to plan and build for your future with confidence.
Carrollton, TX 75006
Member of The College of the State Bar of Texas
The College of the State Bar of Texas is an honorary society of lawyers who are among the best trained attorneys in Texas. Members are qualified attorneys who are interested in both high ethical standards and improved training for all Texas attorneys.
Member of The Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas
The Pro Bono College recognizes attorneys who have far exceeded the State Bar’s aspirational pro bono goal in their efforts to address the vast un met legal needs of the poor.
The goal of our firm is to provide the highest level of professionalism in a comfortable, service-oriented atmosphere.
We believe that the practice of law is a service business. We want you to hold us to standards of service that you may not have come to expect from other firms.
Specifically, expect us to:
listen to you and put your needs first
be available to answer your questions
offer solutions, not riddles
communicate clearly and thoroughly about every aspect of what we do on your behalf
Estate Planning Solutions
Estate planning tools allow you to retain control over decision making and help keep incapacity or death from undermining financial well being. Wills, for example, let you decide how assets will be distributed, who will care for your children, or who will manage your affairs; trusts enable you to avoid the emotional and financial burden of probate or conservatorship.
As taxes become increasingly onerous, finding ways to minimize taxes is crucial to building and retaining your financial resources. Fortunately, there are still ways to legally postpone, shift, or reduce that tax bite. Trusts, partnership arrangements, buy-sell agreements, or lifetime gift programs are just some of the tools that can be used to minimize income, estate, or other taxes.
Arthur Geffen is one the top rated lawyers in the Dallas area. We have received the “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, LexisNexis, and Lawyers.com for over 35 years. This rating is the Highest Possible Peer Review Rating In Legal Ability & Ethical Standards.
An “AV” rating is based on peer reviews by members of the Bar and Judiciary. That means that the lawyers and judges with whom we work closely feel that we are among the best in the business not only for our legal skills, but also for the honesty and integrity that characterizes
“Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings were created in 1887 as an objective tool that would attest to a lawyer’s ability and professional ethics, based on the confidential opinions of other lawyers and judges who have worked with the lawyers they are evaluating,” said Mike Walsh, President and CEO, U.S. Legal Markets at LexisNexis. “The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings have remained the most prestigious and widely respected lawyer rating system in the world for over a hundred years.”
BS 1966 Emory University and University of Georgia
BS, Ph. 1969 “ University of Georgia
JD 1973 University of Houston, Bates College of Law
Order of Barons
The highest honorary legal scholastic society of the University of Houston
Editor, Houston Law Review 1972-73
Since 1974, I have been in the private practice of law, limiting my practice to Tax, Estates and Probate as well as Business Organizations.