Texas Tech University School of Law


Estate Planning

Gerry W. Beyer
Governor Preston E. Smith Regents Professor of Law


PowerPoint Presentations


Introduction and Overview

Client Contact

Attorney-Client Relationship and Fees

Fiduciary Selection

Ethics and Malpractice

Legal Assistants

Self-Help Techniques

Enhancing Professional Status

Document Drafting


Estate Planning Errors

Disability Planning -- Property

Disability Planning -- Health Care

Wealth Transfer Taxation

Planning for Death

Reasons to Use Non-Probate Assets and Inter Vivos Transfers

Joint Tenancies and Multiple-Party Accounts

Other Non-Probate Assets

Witnesses and Will Execution Ceremony