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Meadows, Collier, Reed, Cousins, Crouch & Ungerman, L.L.P.

901 Main Street, Suite 3700
Dallas, TX 75202

Phone: (214) 744-3700
Fax: (214) 747-3732
Toll Free: (800) 451-0093

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Eric D. Marchand

Mr. Marchand is a specialist in estate planning and probate law certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has been an attorney at Meadows Collier for over two decades. His practice consists of representing clients in all phases of their estate planning and business matters, as well as a substantial probate practice.

Mr. Marchand’s estate planning practice routinely implements sophisticated planning techniques, including the use of family limited partnerships and installment sales to grantor trusts, to assist clients in developing comprehensive tax efficient wealth transfer strategies. Another feature of his estate planning practice includes incorporating philanthropy into the planning process by assisting clients organize private foundations (and other nonprofit organizations), charitable trusts, and donor advised funds. His business planning practice involves advising clients in the establishment, reorganization, operation, tax reporting, and business succession of closely held entities. Mr. Marchand also represents executors in probate administration and the settlement of estates, including the preparation of federal inheritance tax returns.

Mr. Marchand holds a Masters of Laws (LL.M.) degree in Taxation and was admitted to practice in Texas in 1999.

Texas Board of Legal Specialization – Estate Planning and Probate Law
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  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, LL.M. in Taxation, 2000
  • St. Mary's University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1999
    • Associate Editor and Staff Writer, St. Mary's Law Journal
    • Authored, "Splitting the Atom or Splitting Hairs—The Hate Crimes
  • Texas A&M University, B.B.A., 1996
    • Member, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society Member, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society
  • 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
  • The Dallas Foundation
    • Member, Advisory Council
  • Dallas A&M Club
  • Community Foundation of Texas
    • Member, Advisory Council
  • Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, Adjunct Law Professor, Estate Planning and Probate, Spring 2017-2018
  • Texas Rising Stars, as published in Texas Monthly and in Texas Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition and on the web at superlawyers.com, 2014
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, 2021-2024, Trusts and Estates
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2020-2022 (Tax: Trust & Estates)
April 24, 2024

Texas Bank and Trust - Tyler, TX... [ read ]

September 21, 2023

2023 Greater Longview Estate Planning Council... [ read ]

September 5, 2023

Meadows Collier September 5, 2023 Webinar... [ read ]

August 24, 2021

2021 (MPMG) Metroplex Practice Management Group... [ read ]

March 25, 2021

TXCPA Dallas March 2021 CPE Session... [ read ]

August 25, 2020

Metroplex Practice Management Group (MPMG) Webinar... [ read ]

November 5, 2019

21st Annual Meadows Collier Tax Conference... [ read ]

May 22, 2019

Central Texas Chapter/TXCPA CPE Expo... [ read ]

January 25, 2019

Tax Law in a Day sponsored by the State Bar of Texas Tax Section... [ read ]

July 26, 2018

Merrill Lynch - The PSO Group Educational Series... [ read ]

December 5, 2017

TSCPA CPE Expo- San Antonio... [ read ]

November 30, 2017

Speaking at TSCPA CPE Expo... [ read ]

November 7, 2017

First Bank & Trust in Lufkin, TX... [ read ]

November 3, 2017

EDM Speaking Engagement - TSCPA 2017 Business Valuation, Forensic & Litigation Services Conf. in Houston, TX... [ read ]

June 23, 2017

State B ar of Texas Tax Section Annual Meeting... [ read ]

May 4, 2017

Texas Association of CPAs... [ read ]

November 9, 2016

First Bank & Trust Seminar... [ read ]

October 25, 2016

18th Annual Meadows Collier Tax Conference... [ read ]

May 13, 2016

TBA's Intermediate Trust & Estate Administration Seminar... [ read ]

November 3, 2015

2015 Meadows Collier Taxation Conference... [ read ]

May 7, 2014

"Is Estate Planning Still Necessary?"... [ read ]

May 22, 2013

"You've Won the Lottery - Now What?"... [ read ]

October 19, 2022

IRS Confirms 2023 Indexed Amounts... [ read ]

Our wealth transfer tax system provides taxpayers with exclusions from certain taxes. These exemptions are adjusted annually; the amount of the adjustment is tied to the Consumer Price Index. The IRS has published the 2023 indexed amounts.

September 19, 2022

When Inflation Isn't All Bad?... [ read ]

Our wealth transfer tax system provides taxpayers with exclusions from certain taxes. These exemptions are adjusted annually; the amount of the adjustment is tied to the Consumer Price Index...

November 9, 2021

Defined Valued Transfer - How the Taxpayers Got it Wrong... [ read ]

On November 3, 2021, the Fifth Circuit issued its opinion in Nelson v. Commissioner and unanimously affirmed the opinion of the Tax Court in favor of the IRS.

June 4, 2021

Because 130 Years Isn't Long Enough... [ read ]

Under Texas law, a non-charitable trust may not last forever. Historically, a Texas trust was required to vest, "not later than 21 years after some life in being at t he time of creation of the interest, plus a period of gestation".

November 8, 2019

Inflation-Adjusted 2020 Unified Estate and Gift Tax Exclusion Amounts... [ read ]

It just keeps getting better for wealthy individuals! The Internal Revenue Service recently announced the inflation-adjusted estate and gift tax exclusion amount for 2020.

September 28, 2016

An "Unnecessary" QTIP Election May Not be Disregarded for Portability Purposes... [ read ]

In recently issued Revenue Procedure 2016-49, the Service has confirmed that both a QTIP election and a portability election may be made on the same estate tax return, thereby maximizing exemption planning and flexibility in your estate plan. This new guidance was issued to clarify a gray area posed by Revenue Procedure 2001-38 whereby a QTIP election could possibly be void where the executor also makes a portability election.