Eric D. Marchand

Eric is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law, and is a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® (CAP®). Eric’s expertise is focused on designing and implementing documents to accomplish his clients’ objectives regarding the disposition of their estate, while simultaneously taking maximum advantage of the credits and exemptions provided under the IRS Code for federal estate and gift taxes. 

Eric’s practice also involves general business planning, including counseling clients with respect to the establishment, reorganization, operation and tax reporting requirements of their business and related transactions.  Primary emphasis is placed on the most tax efficient manner of transferring business interests to family members while also providing second (and third) generations with the best chance of family business continuance.

In the area of probate law, Eric represents executors in the administration and settlement of estates, in addition to preparing estate and inheritance tax returns on both the federal and state level.

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

Eric was admitted to practice in Texas in 1999.


  • 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, 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
  • phone (214) 744-3700
  • toll-free 800.451.0093
  • fax 214.747.3732
Areas of Practice
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