Richard E. Sympson Attorney at Law

A Texas Leader in Tax, Estates and Business Law. Board Certified in Tax Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

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Firm Overview

Houston attorney protecting your rights and interests for more than 30 years, Richard E. Sympson, Attorney at Law has provided experienced, client-first, results-oriented and cost-effective legal solutions to businesses and individuals in the Houston area.

Whether you have a tax controversy case, want to protect your family with a valid estate plan, need probate work,or are about to start a new business, Richard Sympson finds ways to quickly resolve your case no matter how complex. He cares about the people who come to his firm in need of legal help in the following areas:

Taxation
Wills, trusts, estates, and probate
Business law

Attorney Sympson takes time to listen to your unique situation, identifies the problems and educates you on your legal options so you can accomplish your goals. Richard Sympson safeguards your rights every step of the way from your initial consultation through the resolution of your legal matter.

Protecting taxpayers' rights for more than 30 years, Richard Sympson protects taxpayers' rights in both civil and criminal tax cases. Relief is possible because Attorney Sympson understands the tax laws and is Board Certified - Tax Law - Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has years of experience practicing before the Internal Revenue Service.

Mr. Sympson has earned the respect of both clients and the Houston legal community. He has achieved a listing as an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell attorney a distinction signifying the highest quality legal work, professionalism and ethical standards.

Successfully serving clients in Houston, Richard E. Sympson, Attorney at Law is committed to serving individuals and businesses in Houston and in Fort Bend, Harris and Montgomery counties of Texas.
Main Office

Main Office
720 North Post Oak Road, Suite 650
Houston  TX  77024

Phone
  • 713-681-3159
Fax
  • 713-683-8005
Probate
Experienced Texas Wills, Trusts and Estates Attorney
Houston attorney protecting your assets and your family
With more than 30 years of experience, Richard E. Sympson, Attorney at Law possesses in-depth knowledge about all aspects of wills, trusts and estate issues, including:
-Estate planning
-Estate tax issues
-Executorship duties
-Guardianship
-Last will and testament
-Asset protection
-Trust administration
-Living wills
-Living trusts
-Probate
-Probate and will disputes
-Wills drafting and execution
-Estate litigation

Estate planning
Richard E. Sympson, Attorney at Law advises you on the best approach to your estate planning. He thoroughly analyzes your needs and strategizes the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, supporting personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones. We can draft a will that reflects your desires and establish living trusts, if beneficial to your estate.

Trusts
Richard Sympson helps people create trusts to ensure that their assets are properly managed and held for the future use of their family members or designated beneficiaries. The assets held by a trust can be used to pay for necessary medical, educational and health-related expenses for the trust's beneficiaries. Because a trust is designed to exist for a certain period of time, the courts require that a trustee is chosen to administer and be responsible for the management of the trust. Trusts may be included in your will or as a separate legal entity. Sometimes trusts are used to avoid the probate process or to minimize estate and income taxes.

Probate disputes
When disputes occur between beneficiaries, we successfully represent your interests. We have the extensive knowledge to challenge invalid wills or to defend valid wills against the improper assertions of dissatisfied beneficiaries. We negotiate between beneficiaries to preserve relationships or fastidiously pursue your rights in court when necessary.

Richard E. Sympson

Admitted to practice

- Ohio, 1979
- Texas, 1980
- U.S. Tax Court, 1982
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 1989
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1989


Areas of practice
-Taxation
-Income tax
-Tax planning
-Estate and gift taxation
-Property tax
-IRS Audits
-Franchise tax law
-Sales and use tax
-International taxation
-Business law
-Business formation
-Business planning
-Partnership law
-Joint ventures
-Mergers and acquisitions
-Trusts and estates
-Asset protection
-Estate planning
-Guardianship and conservatorship
-Charitable giving

Awards
-AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Education
-University of Houston, LL.M. in Taxation, 2002
-Case Western Reserve University, J.D., 1979
-Youngstown State University, B.A. with honors, 1976

Professional memberships
-Ohio State Bar Association
-State Bar of Texas
-Order of Barristers

Military experience
-Technical Sergeant, U.S. Air Force, 19701976

Certifications
-Board Certified - Tax Law - Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Publications
-Author: "Taxation of Contingent Legal Fees on Settlements or Award," Houston Business and Tax Law Journal, 2003
Education
  • Case Western Reserve University
    Juris Doctorate
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