Morals From the Courthouse: A Study of Recent Texas Cases Impacting the Wills, Probate, and Trust Practice (Dinner Meeting)

Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: UT Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Drive
Speaker: Professor Gerry W. Beyer


Speaker: Dr. Gerry W. Beyer

Prof. Beyer’s presentation analyzes judicial developments relating to the Texas law of intestacy, wills, estate administration, trusts, and other estate planning matters. The discussion of each case concludes with a moral, i.e., the important lesson to be learned from the case. By recognizing situations that have led to time consuming and costly litigation in the past, estate planners may reduce the likelihood of the same situations arising with their clients and judges may increase the likelihood of their decisions being upheld on appeal

About Dr. Beyer:

Dr. Gerry W. Beyer joined the faculty of the Texas Tech University School of Law in June 2005 as the first holder of the Governor Preston E. Smith Regents Professorship. Previously, Prof. Beyer taught as a professor or visiting professor at several other law schools including Boston College, Boston University, The Ohio State University, Southern Methodist University, the University of New Mexico, Santa Clara University, St. Mary’s University, and La Trobe University (Australia).

Prof. Beyer is the author of  dozens of books and hundreds of articles focusing on various aspects of estate planning. He is the recipient of over twenty teaching and writing awards including the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award, the most prestigious university-wide teaching award at Texas Tech. Prof. Beyer is the editor of the most popular estate planning blawg in the nation which after being named for five consecutive years to the ABA Journal's Blawg 100 was awarded Hall of Fame status in 2015. Prof. Beyer presents dozens of continuing legal education presentations each year for many national, state, and local bar associations, universities, and civic groups.

Professor Beyer received his J.D. from The Ohio State University and his LL.M. and J.S.D. degrees from the University of Illinois. He is a member of the Order of the Coif, an Academic Fellow and Regent of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel,  a member of the American Law Institute, was inducted into the Estate Planning Hall of Fame by The National Association of Estate Planners & Councils, and received the Distinguished Probate Attorney Lifetime Achievement Award from the Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section of State Bar of Texas.

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