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Law Offices of Dean P. Shearer

16815 Royal Crest DriveSuite 170Houston, TX 77058-2534
Phones: 281-667-4781
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Previous Law Firm Name
Dean P. Shearer
Practice Areas
Estate PlanningProbate & Estate AdministrationTrustsWillsTaxation LawBusiness Organizations
Honors
Who?s Who in American Law, 11th Ed., 2000 - 2001President?s Award for Outstanding Service
Published Works
Co-Author, "Ancillary Administration: The Out of State Estate", (Co-Author with Marjorie Schultz), State Bar of Texas Professional Development ProgramCo-Author, "The Estate: Planning and Administration for Lawyers and Legal Assistants", (Co-Author with Marjorie Schultz), Dallas, Texas, May, 1988?Guidelines for Reviewing and Revising an Estate Plan?, Estate Planning, Warren, Gorham & Lamont, May, Vol. 27, No. 4, 2000"Reviewing Estate Plans: Tax and Non-Tax Issues", Houston Bar Association CLE Seminar, Houston, Texas, November, 14, 2002"Reviewing Estate Plans: Tax and Non-Tax Issues" , Houston Bar Association CLE Seminar, Houston, Texas, November 14, 2002"Reviewing Estate Plans from a Charitable Perspective", Giving Council of Houston, Houston, Texas, January 23, 2003"Nontraditional Estates Require Planning", Houston Chronicle, February 28, 2003
Classes and Seminars
Co-Speaker, "Ancillary Administration: The Out of State Estate", State Bar of Texas Professional Development Program, 1987
Co-Speaker, "The Estate: Planning and Administration for Lawyers and Legal Assistants", Dallas, Texas, 1988 - 1987
Co-Speaker, "Case Studies in Estate Planning", School of Insurance and Financial Planning Services, Continuing Education Seminar, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, August 18, 1992
Co-Speaker, "The Art of Transferring Assets Tax Free", Houston Chapter International Association for Financial Planning, Continuing Education Seminar, Houston, Texas, June 1, 1994
Speaker, "How to Hire an Attorney?, University of Houston ?People?s Law School" , University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas, October 16, 1999
Moderator/Host, "Learn About the Law", "Elder and Family Law Issues", "Immigration Law Issues", Houston Bar Association, 2000
Speaker, "Law as a Career" , Houston Bar Association Speaker?s Bureau, November 14, 2000
Speaker, "Reviewing Estate Plans: Tax and Non-Tax Issues", Houston Bar Association CLE Seminar, Houston, Texas, November 14, 2002
Speaker, "Reviewing Estate Plans from a Charitable Perspective", Giving Council of Houston, Houston, Texas, January 23, 2003
Instructor, "Estate Planning", CFP Certification Exam Review, Rice University, School of Continuing Studies, February 14, 2004
Panelist, "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Estate Planning & Charitable Gifts" , Planned Giving Council of Houston, May 27, 2004
"Everything You Ever Wanted to Know Concerning Estate Planning & Charitable Gifts", Giving Council of Houston, January 25, 2007
"Types of Trusts Used in Estte Planning", "Trust Administration in Texas", Lorman Education Services, Seminar, Houston, Texas, June 17, 2007
Pro Bono Activities
University of Houston System Planned Gift Advisory Council, 2002 - Present San Jacinto College Legal Assistant Advisory Committee, 2001 - 2002Board of Trustees, Clear Lake City Community Association, 1992 - 1994Vice President, Clear Lake City Community AssociationGirls Softball Assistant Coach, Bay Area Youth Sports , 1992 - Present Boys Baseball Manager, Bay Area Youth Sports, 1994 - 1999Nasa Area Pony Baseball Manager, Bay Area Youth Sports, 2001Bay Area Texas Baseball, Boys Youth Baseball Manager, Bay Area Youth Sports, 2006 - 2008Boys Basketball Coach, YMCA, 1995 - 1997Cub Scout Assistant Den Leader, Boy Scouts of America, Sam Houston Area Council, Page 595Cub Scout Assistant Den Leader, Boy Scouts of America, Sam Houston Area Council, Page 595, 1994 - 1995Weblos Assistant Den Leader, Boy Scouts of America, Sam Houston Area Council, Page 595, 1996Classroom Consultant, Junior Achievement, 1994Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity, 1995Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity, 1997Judge, National Mock Trial Competition, South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, 2000
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16815 Royal Crest DriveSuite 170Houston, TX 77058-2534
Phone
281-667-4781
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