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M. Keith  Branyon

Biography

M. Keith Branyon practices primarily in the areas of estate planning, probate, guardianship and tax, with particular emphasis on the taxation of individuals, estates and trusts and all types of transfer taxes (estate, gift and generation skipping taxes). He is also an experienced litigator in probate and guardianship cases, including will contests and guardianship disputes.

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Representative Matters

  • Lee v. Lee, 43 S.W. 3d 636 (Tex. App. — Fort Worth 2001, no pet.)

  • Ray v. McFarland, 97 S.W. 3d 728 (Tex. App. — Fort Worth 2003, no pet.)

  • McClure v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, 147 S.W.3d 648 (Tex. App. — Fort Worth 2004, pet. denied)

  • In the Matter of the Guardianship of Bays, 355 S.W.3d 715 (Tex. App. — Fort Worth 2011, no pet.)


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Organization Membership

Mr. Branyon is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He is a member of the Tax Section and the Real Estate, Probate and Trust Section of the State Bar of Texas. He has served as Chair of the Advisory Commission for both the Estate Planning and Probate Law specialty and the Tax Law specialty, Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has also served as Chair of the Tax Law Exam Commission, Texas Board of Legal Specialization.


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Peer Recognition

Mr. Branyon has been named one of Tarrant County's "Top Attorneys" by Fort Worth, Texas magazine. He was also named a 2007 and 2011-2014 "Super Lawyer" by Thomson Reuters.


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Speeches / Publications

Mr Branyon is the author of Texas Probate – Forms and Procedures, an informational book that includes custom-drafted forms, step-by-step procedure, case and statutory citations, and general advice on estate and probate issues. The book covers matters such as creditors, contested matters, dependent administration, and more. For more info on this book, please CLICK HERE.

Mr. Branyon has also presented the following recent seminars:

    • "Independent Administrations" – Nuts and Bolts Course, Tarrant County Probate Bar Association (2013)

 

    • "Attorney's Fees in Probate" – State Bar of Texas, Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course (2013)

 

    • "Creditors' Claims in Dependent and Independent Administrations" – State Bar of Texas, Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course (2012)

 

    • "Legal Ethics — Mayberry Style" — Tarrant County Probate Bar Association, Monthly Luncheon (2009)

 

    • "Independent Administrations" — Nuts & Bolts of Probate Practice, Tarrant County Probate Bar Association (2009 & 2011)

 

    • "Addressing Complex Probate Issues" — State Bar of Texas, Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course (2009)

 

    • "Avoiding the Courthouse When Planning for Clients with Impairments, Terminally-Ill Clients and Multiple-Generation Clients" — State Bar of Texas, Advanced Estate Planning Strategies Course (2009)

 

    • "Someone Had Better Clean Up This Mess! Addressing Title Problems Following the Owner's Death" — State Bar of Texas, Advanced Real Estate Law Course (2011)

 

    • "Jurisdiction and Venue for Will & Trust Disputes" — Tarrant County Bar Association (2011)

 

    • "Legal Ethics — Mayberry Style" — National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, NAELA 2009 Public Benefits & Guardianship Institute (2009)

 

    • "Legal Ethics — Mayberry Style" — San Antonio Estate Planners Council, Docket Call in Probate Court (2009)

 

    • "Dependent Administrations" — State Bar of Texas (Paralegal Division), Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar (2011)

 

    • "Legal Ethics — Mayberry Style" — Houston Bar Association, Probate Section (2011)

Links to Publications


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  • M. Keith Branyon
Partner
Fort Worth Office
T: 817.334.7235
F: 817.870.5135

kbranyon@jw.com
Estate Planning and Probate & Tax
Practice Areas
Education

B.B.A. Accounting, Baylor University (TX)

J.D., Baylor University School of Law
Bar Admissions

  • 1983, Texas
 
 
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