Amanda L. Neinast
Amanda L. Neinast regularly assists clients with creating, implementing, and modifying estate plans that accomplish their personal goals and key objectives while creatively working to preserve their estate through the maximization of credits and exemptions under federal estate and gift tax laws. Amanda also advises clients in lawful asset protection techniques, including the formation and administration of business entities to provide for asset management and to simplify succession issues. Additionally, Amanda counsels clients on capacity planning before the need arises and advises clients regarding Supplemental Needs Trusts for incapacitated family members. Amanda is devoted to building strong, long-term working relationships with her clients and their professional advisors.
A noteworthy portion of Amanda’s practice is devoted to advising owners of mineral interests regarding transfer techniques designed to avoid further fractionalization of interests. Amanda also counsels fiduciaries seeking to perfect the chain of title for mineral interests during the probate administration process and properly document lifetime and testamentary transfers.
Prior to joining Jackson Walker, Amanda served as Assistant In-House Counsel for a land brokerage firm located in Midland, Texas, where she served as outside counsel for local and national oil and gas companies to ensure the title of their mineral and surface estates was accurate and marketable prior to commencement of drilling operations. Additionally, Amanda generated due diligence reports for clients prior to an acquisition or divestiture of oil and gas assets.
B.A, magna cum laude, Texas State University
J.D., cum laude, Texas Tech University School of Law
- Texas Tech Law Review, Vol. 45, Articles Editor
- Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (Woodward/White Inc.), Trusts and Estates, 2021-2024
- Texas Rising Star, Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, 2023
- Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation, 2020
- State Bar of Texas
- Real Estate, Probate, & Trust Law Section
- Oil, Gas, & Energy Resources Section
- Travis County Women’s Lawyer Association
- Estate Planning Council of Central Texas
- Austin Bar Association
- Austin Young Lawyers Association
- Chi Omega Fraternity, Alumni Chapter, Member
August 17, 2023Attorney News
‘The Best Lawyers in America’ Honors 287 Jackson Walker Attorneys in 2024 Edition, Including 12 “Lawyers of the Year” and 80 “Ones to Watch”
The Best Lawyers in America has recognized 287 Jackson Walker attorneys across 5 offices and 82 specialty practice areas in its 2024 edition, including 12 Lawyers of the Year and 80 Ones to Watch. In this year’s guide, Jackson Walker saw the largest number of attorneys in the areas of Commercial Litigation (66 attorneys) and Real Estate Law (60 attorneys) and the addition of 35 attorneys as Best Lawyers.
April 24, 2023Newsletters
View Jackson Walker’s April 2023 Diversity & Inclusion Newsletter, Perspectives.
March 23, 2023Attorney News
Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the selection of 63 attorneys to Thomson Reuters’ 2023 “Super Lawyers – Rising Stars” list, which recognizes only 5% of Texas attorneys who either are 40 years of age or younger or have been in practice for 10 years or less.
February 13, 2023Attorney News
Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the election of 16 attorneys to the firm’s partnership, marking our largest number of partnership promotions to date.
September 27, 2022Client Results
Novaria Group, a leading manufacturer of specialty hardware, components, and coatings for the aerospace and defense industries, recently completed its acquisition of STROCO Manufacturing, Inc. This deal marks the sixth acquisition Novaria has announced from December of 2021 through July of 2022, taking place after its successful acquisitions of FMi Chemical, Hohman Plating, Advanced Coating, Hydro Fitting, and GK Mechanical Systems.
August 18, 2022Attorney News
‘The Best Lawyers in America’ Honors 214 Jackson Walker Attorneys in 2023 Edition, Including 11 “Lawyers of the Year” and 41 “Ones to Watch”
The Best Lawyers in America has recognized 214 Jackson Walker attorneys across 6 offices and 79 specialty practice areas in its 2023 edition, including 11 Lawyers of the Year and 41 Ones to Watch. Best Lawyers listings are based on an exhaustive peer review survey of thousands of attorneys who vote on the legal abilities of others in their practice areas.
October 5, 2021Newsletters
View Jackson Walker’s October 2021 Diversity & Inclusion Newsletter, Perspectives.
August 19, 2021Attorney News
‘The Best Lawyers in America’ Honors 178 Jackson Walker Attorneys in 2022 Edition, Including 8 “Lawyers of the Year” and 31 “Ones to Watch”
The Best Lawyers in America has recognized 178 Jackson Walker attorneys across 6 offices and 67 specialty practice areas in its 2022 edition, including 8 Lawyers of the Year and 31 Ones to Watch. Best Lawyers listings are based on an exhaustive peer review survey of thousands of attorneys who vote on the legal abilities of others in their practice areas.
December 1, 2020Attorney News
Jackson Walker is pleased to congratulate Shari Mao, Amanda Neinast, Kati Orso, Erik Romberg, Denise Rose, Jennifer Wertz, and Zachary Zurek on their election as fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation.
August 20, 2020Attorney News
‘The Best Lawyers in America’ Honors 164 Jackson Walker Attorneys in 2021 Edition, Including 9 “Lawyers of the Year” and 25 “Ones to Watch”
Jackson Walker congratulates the 164 attorneys who were selected by their peers as Best Lawyers, including 9 Lawyers of the Year and 25 Ones to Watch, across 6 offices and 66 specialty practice areas.