T. Craig Friesland,
Attorney at Law

  • Estate and personal tax planning for individuals and families, including traditional bypass trust and marital deduction planning, gift and estate tax planning, generation-skipping transfer tax planning, asset preservation strategies, and disability planning
  • Family wealth planning, including the use of numerous sophisticated strategies to minimize estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer taxes, succession planning for closely-held businesses, establishment of charitable trusts and foundations, and family limited partnerships
  • Preparation of sophisticated estate planning documents, including Wills, living trusts, life insurance trusts, crummey trusts, and family limited partnerships
  • Actuarial planning through the preparation of grantor retained annuity trusts, charitable lead trusts, charitable remainder trusts, and qualified personal residence trusts
  • Administration of trusts and estates, including contested trust and probate matters, the audit and settlement of gift and estate tax returns, and post-mortem income tax planning
  • Marital property planning issues, including planning for community and separate property and the negotiation and drafting of marital property agreements
  • Representation of public charities, private foundations, and other tax-exempt organizations with establishment, administration, and taxation issues
  • Charitable giving planning
  • General business advice, including negotiating and preparing non-competition agreements, non-solicitation agreements, leases, license agreements, promissory notes, UCC filings, and other general business contracts
  • Preparation of organization documents for corporations, limited partnerships, general partnerships, limited liability companies, professional corporations, and professional associations
  • Corporate, partnership, franchise, income, gift, and estate tax advice
  • Negotiation of the purchase and sale of privately held businesses
  • Executive compensation issues, including preparing and reviewing employment agreements, stock option agreements, and other incentive plans

  • Founding member of Friesland Law Firm, PLLC
  • Practiced over six years in the Business Planning and Tax Group at Haynes and Boone, LLP
  • Admitted to the State Bar of Texas on November 6, 1998
  • Member of the Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member of the Taxation Section of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member of the Probate, Trusts, and Estates Section of the Dallas Bar Association
  • Member of the Tax Section of the Dallas Bar Association

  • Baylor University School of Law - Juris Doctor
  • Baylor University - Master of Business Administration
  • The University of Texas at Austin - Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance