Amanda L. Neinast
Amanda L. Neinast is an attorney in the wealth planning, probate and trust practice of Jackson Walker’s Austin office who regularly assists clients create, implement, and modify estate plans that accomplish key objectives regarding the disposition of an individual’s estate while working to preserve the estate through the maximization of credits and exemptions under federal estate and gift tax laws. Amanda also has experience counseling clients on capacity planning before the need arises and advising clients regarding Supplemental Needs Trusts for themselves or incapacitated family members. Additionally, Amanda has experience advising clients in lawful asset protection techniques, including the formation and administration of business entities to provide for asset management and to simplify succession issues.
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 and she counsels fiduciaries seeking to perfect the chain of title for mineral interests during the probate process and properly document testamentary transfers.
Prior to joining Jackson Walker, Amanda served as Assistant In-House Counsel for a land brokerage firm located in Midland, Texas, whereby she served as outside counsel for local and national oil and gas companies to ensure their mineral and surface title 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, 2021-2022
- Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation, 2020
- State Bar of Texas
- Real Estate, Probate, & Trust Law Section
- Oil, Gas, & Energy Resources Section
- Estate Planning Council of Central Texas
- Austin Bar Association
- Austin Young Lawyers Association
- Chi Omega Fraternity, Alumni Chapter, Member