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Mark E. Osborne

Attorney Profile

Top Rated International Attorney in Austin, TX

Osborne, Helman, Knebel & Scott, LLP
301 Congress Avenue, Suite 1910
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512-542-2000
Fax: 512-542-2011
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
Licensed in Texas Since: 2002
Practice Areas: International, Estate Planning & Probate, Tax: Business
Attorney Profile

Mr. Osborne is the managing partner of Osborne, Helman, Knebel & Scott, LLP located in Austin, Texas.  He is a trust and estate lawyer focusing his practice on estate planning, asset protection, and international cross-border planning.  He is an ACTEC fellow, an Academician of the International Academy, a Board Member of STEP Texas, an Officer of the Individual Tax Private Client Committee of the International Bar Association, and the founding Editor of the Committee’s International Estate Planning Guide.  Mr. Osborne is an author and frequent lecturer on asset protection issues, foreign tax compliance, international inheritance, succession and property rights, and related cross-border topics.

About Mark E. Osborne

First Admitted: 2002

Professional Webpage: http://www.ohkslaw.com/Attorneys/Mark-E-Osborne.shtml

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Advisory Council, University of Texas Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
  • American Bar Association
  • The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Austin Advisory Board, The Nature Conservancy
  • State Bar of Texas
  • The College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Estate Planning Council of Central Texas
  • International Bar Association
  • Austin Bar Association
  • The International Academy of Estate and Trust Law

Educational Background

  • St. John’s College - M.A., Liberal Arts, 1998
  • University of Denver - LL.M. in Taxation, 2003
  • University of Texas at Austin - B.A., English, 1996

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Author/Presenter, "Asset Protection: Trust Planning", Wichita Estate Planning Council, 2010
  • Session Co-chair, "Til the sooner of death and divorce do us part: the use of trusts, marital agreements and other structures in the protection of wealth upon the termination of marriage", 2014 Annual Conference, International Bar Association, 2014
  • Author/Presenter, "Asset Protection: Strategies and Recent Developments", 12th Annual Sophisticated Trusts Estates Law Institute, New York State Bar Association, 2014
  • Author/Presenter, Panel Discussion on Asset Protection, 50th Annual Summer Program at the University of Wisconsin – Estate Planning in Depth, The American Law Institute CLE, 2014
  • Session Chair, "The Past, Present and Future Relationship of Onshore and Offshore Jurisdictions", 19th Annual International Wealth Transfer Practice Conference, International Bar Association, 2014
  • Author/Presenter, "A Comprehensive Approach to Asset Protection Planning", 2013 Stanley M. Johanson Estate Planning Workshop, The University Of Texas School Of Law, 2013
  • Panelist, "Estate Planning Workshop", 2013 Stanley M. Johanson Estate Planning Workshop, The University Of Texas School Of Law, 2013
  • Author/Presenter, "Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act and Other Foreign Reporting", 31st Annual Advanced Tax Law, State Bar Of Texas, 2013
  • Author/Presenter, "Offshore Account Reporting Requirements", Linn Thurber LLP, Continuing Education Seminar, 2013
  • Session Chair, "Big Brother is Watching You – What Information Does the Taxman Have", 18th Annual International Wealth Transfer Practice Conference, International Bar Association, 2013
  • Author/Presenter, "Asset Protection Trust Planning", Attorneys in Tax and Probate, 2013
  • Author/Presenter, "Offshore Account Reporting Requirements", 59th Annual Texas CPA Tax Institute, Texas Society Of Certified Public Accountants, 2012
  • Author/Presenter, "Offshore Account Reporting Requirements", 59th Annual Texas CPA Tax Institute, Texas Society Of Certified Public Accountants, 2012
  • Author/Presenter, "Offshore Account Reporting Requirements", 30th Annual Advanced Tax Law, State Bar Of Texas, 2012
  • Presenter, "The Skies Are Clear: Is Now a Good Time For Asset Protection Planning?", 17th Annual International Wealth Transfer Practice Conference, International Bar Association, 2012
  • Author/Panelist, "Offshore Account Reporting Requirements FBAR and §6038D", 59th Annual Taxation Conference, The University Of Texas School Of Law, 2011
  • Author/Presenter, "Asset Protection: Trust Planning", Asset Protection: Trust Planning, New York State Bar Association, 2011
  • Author/Presenter, "Asset Protection (Simple to Complex) – Will Texas Law Protect Your Special Interests?", 35th Annual Advanced Estate Planning & Probate Course, State Bar Of Texas, 2011
  • Author/Presenter, "Asset Protection: Trust Planning", 8th Annual Sophisticated Trusts Estates Law Institute, New York State Bar Association, 2010
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Office Location for Mark E. Osborne

301 Congress Avenue
Suite 1910
Austin, TX 78701

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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