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Eric D. Marchand

Mr. Marchand concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning and probate law. Mr. Marchand is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and he is a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® (CAP®) . Specifically, his estate planning practice consists of the implementation of a series of documents to accomplish a client's objectives as to the disposition of his or her estate. Ideally, this planning attempts to maximize the credits and exemptions from federal estate and gift taxes provided under the Internal Revenue Code.

Another feature of Mr. Marchand's practice involves general business planning, which consists of counseling clients with respect to the establishment, reorganization, operation, and tax reporting requirements of his or her business and related transactions. A primary emphasis of Mr. Marchand's business planning practice is placed on the transfer of business interests to family members in the most tax efficient manner and providing the second (or third) generations with the best opportunity of continuing the family business.

Mr. Marchand's practice also consists of representing executors in probate administration and the settlement of estates, and the preparation of federal and state inheritance tax returns.

Mr. Marchand serves on the law faculty at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, where he teaches Estate Planning and Practice.

Mr. Marchand was admitted to practice in Texas in 1999.

Education

  • LL.M. in Taxation, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2000
  • J.D., St. Mary's University School of Law, cum laude, 1999
    • Associate Editor and Staff Writer, St. Mary's Law Journal
    • Authored, "Splitting the Atom or Splitting Hairs—The Hate Crimes
    • Prevention Act of 1999" in the St. Mary's Law Journal
  • B.B.A., Texas A&M University, 1996
    • Member, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society
    • Member, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas

Honors and Awards

  • Texas Rising Stars, as published in Texas Monthly and in Texas Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition and on the web at superlawyers.com, 2014

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
    • Tax, and Real Estate and Probate Sections
  • State Bar of Texas
    • Tax, and Real Estate and Probate Sections
  • Texas Aggie Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Association
    • Tax, and Probate Trusts and Estates Sections
  • Dallas Estate Planning Council
  • Estate Planning Council of North Texas
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers 
  • The Dallas Foundation
    • Member, Advisory Council
  • Dallas A&M Club
Eric D. Marchand
Eric D. Marchand
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  • toll-free (800) 451-0093
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