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Guthrie Law Firm, PLLC

Wills - Trusts - Estates - Tax - Business - Nonprofits

We help clients in planning and creating legacies by providing specialized estate planning , probate, tax and business legal services in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and surrounding areas.

– Shannon Guthrie

Planning With Your Peace in Mind
to Give You Peace of Mind

The attorneys of Guthrie Law Firm, PLLC have a combined 84 years of experience in providing high quality legal services to clients, while building lasting relationships of trust. We treat you like family because we have the privilege of getting to know and understand what you value most.

Primary Practice Areas

Estate Planning

We have the experience to craft and document estate plans from the simple to the most complex of plans, including:

  • Appointments of Burial Agents,
  • Charitable Lead Trusts,
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts,
  • Dynasty Trusts,
  • Funding of Trusts,
  • Gift Trusts,
  • Life Insurance Trusts,
  • Medical Directives (aka Living Wills),
  • Planning for Mineral Interests,
  • Post-Marital Agreements & Transmutation Agreements,
  • Powers of Attorney,
  • Premarital Agreements,
  • Private Foundations,
  • Public Charities,
  • Qualified Personal Residence Trusts,
  • Revocable (Living) Trusts,
  • Special Needs Trusts,
  • Trust Modifications, and
  • Wills.

Estate Administration

We represent Executors and Administrators in the A to Z’s of estate administration, including probating Wills, Court Procedures, Locating Assets, Legal Notices, Estate Inventory, Non-probate Assets (e.g., Life Insurance, Annuities, Retirement Plans and joint tenancy accounts), Estate Tax Returns, and Final Gift Tax Returns.

Tax

We prepare Federal Estate Tax Returns (Form 706), Federal Gift Tax Returns (Form 709), including special Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax allocations, and, where appropriate, any State Estate Tax Returns. We also work with client’s accountants with regard to income tax matters, where appropriate.

Business & Nonprofit Entities

We advise regarding and create small business and non-profit entities as appropriate for our clients’ business and charitable needs, including Corporations, Partnerships, Limited Partnerships, Limited Liability Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies, Sole Proprietorships, Nonprofit Corporations (i.e., Public Charities and Private Foundations). We also advise on related tax issues.

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Dallas County Main Number: (214) 550-8187

Tarrant County Main Number: (817) 482-6280

Our Attorneys

Shannon Guthrie

Shannon Guthrie

Principal

Karen Wheeler

Karen Wheeler

Attorney

Terrell Dismukes

Terrell Dismukes

Attorney

Michelle Clay

Michelle Clay

Attorney

Rebecca Covell

Rebecca Covell

Of Counsel Attorney

Recent News

Shannon Guthrie named 2019 Best Lawyers in America

Shannon Guthrie has once again been named one of the "Best Lawyers in America in Estate Planning" by Woodward and White. This is her 8th year to receive this honor. And the Guthrie Law Firm PLLC has been included in the "Best Law Firm in America" category in its first...

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Attorney to Know: Shannon Guthrie

Board Certified in Estate Planning & Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Shannon Guthrie is involved in the Southlake Chamber of Commerce as a Member, Ambassador and currently in the 2018-2019 Leadership Southlake class.

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