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This Houston, Texas based Estate Planning law firm was started by Richard C. Shanks in 1997. Rick left one of the largest law firms in Texas where he was the head of the Estate Planning section. In leaving that firm, Rick has been able to carry on a family tradition of individual ownership which has enabled him to work closely with and personally know all of his clients.

Having seen the apprehension many people have about the process of planning their estate, Rick developed a simplified "Picture Diagram" approach which visually walks the client through the process. This unique "Picture Diagram" process helps to ease a client's confusion and fears about the planning process.

Rick provides extensive experience and exceptional wisdom to all of the firm's clients. His reputation as one of the best Tax and Estate Planning Attorneys in Houston is well established as a result of working with thousands of clients. He is particularly skillful at combining his knowledge acquired as a CPA with the legal ramifications involved in Estate Planning.

The firm's clients range from individuals with assets consisting of not much more than a car and house to professional athletes with an asset base of millions of dollars. Regardless of who you are or the size of your assets, the firm has one mission with every client:
  • Keep the Process Simple
  • Provide Quick Turn-Around
  • Value Long Term Relationships