Kurt Andreason is a well-recognized expert in both basic will and trust planning and sophisticated estate planning strategies. He has been Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in the area of Estate Planning and Probate Law since 1993. He has been listed for over 10 years in the Best Lawyers in America in the Estates and Trusts area. He has also been named by Texas Monthly magazine as a “Super Lawyer” in the Estates and Trusts field for several years in a row.
Mr. Andreason is a former Director of the Southeast Texas Estate Planning Council and is a member of the Texas Academy of Trust and Probate Lawyers. As a member of the ABA’s Taxation Section, he has served as a past-member of the Committee on Estate and Gift Taxation, a nationwide group of attorneys who formulate recommendations on federal estate and gift tax policy.
Kurt Andreason has more than35 years of experience in probate and trust administration. He has been Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1993. He has been listed for over 10 years in the Best Lawyers in America in the Estates and Trusts area. He has also been named by Texas Monthly magazine as a “Super Lawyer” in the Estates and Trusts field for several years in a row. He is a member of the Texas Academy of Probate and Trust Lawyers.
Since his 1986 article, “Handling Post-Mortem Elections for Decedents’ Estates,” 49 Tex. Bar J. 786, Mr. Andreason has been a well-known published author in Texas probate law. Mr. Andreason is the author of a chapter entitled “Income Tax Returns for Decedents and Estates,” published in Texas Estate, Probate and Trust Administration (Matthew Bender & Co.) He has also presented papers and given speeches on Texas estate administration, the handling of nonprobate assets such as life insurance and retirement planning, and the administration, modification and termination of trusts.
Commercial real estate
Kurt Andreason has been Board Certified in Commercial Real Estate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1990. He is a member of the American Council of Mortgage Attorneys and the Texas Association of Bank Counsel. He has presented papers and given speeches on a variety of issues involved in Texas real estate law, including Texas foreclosure law, commercial lending, and environmental matters.
During his 35 years of law practice, Kurt Andreason has worked in the following areas of real estate law, among others:
- Preparation of loan documentation for commercial, residential and other real estate transactions.
- Handling real estate foreclosures and repossessions.
- Representation of sellers, buyers and lenders in many different kinds of real estate sales transactions.
- Title examinations and opinions.
- Negotiation of oil and gas leases for landowners.
- Handling trespass to try title, partition and other real estate litigation.
In addition, Mr. Andreason has assisted many clients in establishing the best type of business entity to buy, lease, or manage real estate, including C corporations, S corporations, limited partnerships, limited liability companies, and other business entities.