G. Ward Beaudry

G. Ward Beaudry

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Dallas, TX

Winn, Beaudry & Winn Attorneys At Law
 | 1601 Elm Street, Suite 4200, Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: 214-969-0001
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1965
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (50%),
  • Elder Law (30%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%)
Attorney Profile

For over fifty years the law firm of what today is known as Winn, Beaudry & Winn, Attorneys-at-Law, has been practicing in Dallas, Texas. Winn, Beaudry & Winn is consistently rated as one of the top estate planning law firms in North Texas. We pride ourselves in our meticulous care of clients with compassion grounded in experience.

I have significant experience with the following types of legal matters:

--Reforming complex trusts to meet present-day needs in order to minimize tax exposure, preserve wealth and maximize intergenerational wealth transfers

--Assisting families who suspect an elderly loved one may be abused by a caregiver or institution

--Helping veterans receive the benefits they deserve (Certified by the Veterans Administration)

--Structuring family business succession planning, including gift and estate tax minimization and creditor protection

--Supporting families dealing with special needs children or elderly relatives or neighbors

--Providing efficient and effective services in both probate & guardianship estate administration and litigation matters

I serve a wide variety of clients, for example:

--The family of a mother with Alzheimer's Disease that seeks to provide the best possible long-term care plan

--A couple who have been extraordinarily successful and wish to maximize the passing of wealth to the next generation without turning their children into typical "trust fund babies"

--A young couple who are about to have their first child and want to set up legal documents to protect the child in the event of illness or death of one or both parents

--An individual entering into a second marriage who wants to preserve certain family assets for existing children

--A disabled veteran or someone with severe medical needs who is having trouble accessing benefits and entitlements

--a veteran with employment issues falling under the Veterans Preference Act or USERRA, or seeking a discharge upgrade

About Ward Beaudry

Admitted: 1965, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://winnbeaudrylaw.com/wardbeaudry.htm

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Accredited Estate Planner, National Association of Estate Planners and Councils
  • Trained Arbitrator and Mediator, American Arbitration Association
  • Participating Attorney, AARP Legal Service Network
  • Accredited Veteran Attorney, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Charter Member, ElderCare Matters
  • Member, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member, National Association of Estate Planning Councils
  • Member, National Eldercare Professionals Community
  • Member, Dallas Estate Planning Council
  • Member, Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas--Sustaining Member
  • Member, College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Life Fellow of the DBA Foundation
  • Member, College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Texas Bar Association
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • American Heart Association
  • MS150 Bike Ride to Cure Multiple Sclerosis--rider and fundraiser  
  • Member, Lake Highlands Exchange Club  
  • Founding Member of the Board of Directors, Dallas Child Abuse Prevention Center, now called Family Compass

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • G. Ward Beaudry has been a frequent instructor at the National Business Institute on the following topics:Administration of the Estate in Texas; Elder Law in Texas, Estate Planning, Tax Aspects of Limited Liability Companies in Texas, How to Draft Effective Wills and Trusts for Your Clients in Texas, LLC v. LLP in Texas: Which Entity is Best for Your Client? Medical Assistance Planning, Fundamental Issues In Elder Law, Financial Statement Analysis: Understand and Interpret Financial Results for Better Management, Investment and Credit Decisions, Accounting for Estates and Trusts in Texas, Estate Administration Procedures, The Probate Process from Start to Finish, Estate Administration Procedures: Why Each Step Is Important, Business Contracts A to Z, Instructor, Various, Lawyers
  • G. Ward Beaudry has spoken to numerous civic and professional groups on the following topics:   Administration of the Estate in Texas, Elder Law in Texas,A Practical Guide to Estate Administration in Texas,Advanced Estate Planning Techniques in Texas,Fundamental Problems & Procedures in Texas Probate Administration,How to Draft Wills and Trusts in Texas,  Tax Aspects of Texas Limited Liability Companies,, Speaker
Office Location for G. Ward Beaudry

1601 Elm Street, Suite 4200
Dallas, TX 75201

 

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Last Updated: 2/2/2017

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