Graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Business Administration (Petroleum Land Management) in 1962. After working for California Petroleum Company, he later attended and graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in 1968. …

Graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.B.A. in Finance in 1988. Blair received his J.D. with Honors from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 1994. He has practiced law in Fort Worth since 1994 and …

Graduated from the University of Kansas in 1988 with a B.G.S. She later attended the Oklahoma City University School of Law and received her J.D. in 1994. She and Blair married and began the private practice of law …

Joined Norman & Norman, P.C. as an associate attorney in 2007. In 2002, she graduated from Centenary College of Louisiana, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree, summa cum laude, in Accounting. She graduated from Baylor University School of …

Rob graduated from Texas Christian University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science.  Following the completion of his undergraduate studies, Rob completed his J.D. at Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in Fort Worth, Texas.  …

The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (H.R. 8) was passed by the United States Congress on January 1, 2013, and was signed into law by President Barack Obama the next day. As it relates to Estate, Gift and GST tax, the $5 million dollar exemption for individual estates ($10 million for couples) remains in place. Note that indexed for inflation, the $5 million dollar exemption is currently $5,250,000. Estates would be taxed at a top rate of 40% (up from 35%). In addition, the exemption amount (for gift, estate and GST taxes) remains unified and is permanently extended after 12/31/12. Portability of the unused credit is also made permanent.

This new law will certainly be something that individuals will want to consider in their Estate Plan and as such will want to visit with their financial, accounting and legal professionals to determine whether any revisions to their planning is necessary in light of this new law.