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Burdette & Rice Announces Contested Texas Guardianship to be Topic of Upcoming Dallas Presentation by Mark Caldwell to Texas Licensed Attorneys

January 30, 2016 – Dallas, Texas. Burdette & Rice is proud to announce that Mark Caldwell, a Texas Board Certified Estate and Probate Attorney and one of the firm’s Dallas, Texas, probate and estate dispute attorneys, has been invited to speak on March 22, 2016, to Texas licensed attorneys on the topic of “Trends in Litigating and Administering Guardianships” under the auspices of the Dallas Bar Association. The talk will also touch on procedural and evidentiary matters, as well as skills and strategy involved in successfully representing clients in disputed guardianship matters. Caldwell is a recognized expert on guardianship under Texas law, and is a frequent speaker at events in Dallas and across Texas on the topic. Continue reading

Texas Estate and Probate Law Firm, Burdette & Rice Announces Successful Presentation on Guardianship by Mark Caldwell

Burdette & Rice is proud to announce that Mark Caldwell, a Texas Board Certified Estate and Probate Attorney and one of the firm’s Dallas, Texas, probate and estate dispute attorneys, successfully conducted a presentation on guardianship issues at the Amarillo area Bar Association September 25, 2015, Trust Probate and Guardianship Law Course. Continue reading

Mark R. Caldwell Named 2015 Texas Estate and Trust Litigation Super Lawyer, Announces Burdette & Rice

April 27, 2015 – Dallas, Texas. Burdette & Rice, a Dallas law firm specializing in estate and trust litigation under Texas law, is proud to announce that Burdette & Rice, PLLC firm shareholder, Mark R. Caldwell, was named as an Estate and Trust Litigation Texas Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers by Thompson Reuters. Continue reading

Texas Probate Attorney, Mark Caldwell, to Speak to Top Texas Estate Planning and Probate Attorneys, Announces Burdette & Rice

Burdette & Rice is proud to announce that Mark Caldwell, a Texas Board Certified Estate and Probate Attorney and one of the firm’s top-rated Dallas, Texas, probate and estate dispute attorneys, has announced the topic for his presentation at the June 12-15, 2015, “Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course” to be held in Dallas. The topic will be “Injunctive Relief: The Lethal Preemptive Strike in Probate, Trust, and Guardianship Litigation.” Mr. Caldwell will discuss various ways to draft a proper application, draft a proper injunction, and serve the injunction, as well as conducting the injunctive hearing.

“We are very proud to see Mark participating in the continuing education of probate and estate attorneys on an advanced level throughout Texas,” said Elliott Burdette, Managing Director of Probate Litigation at Burdette and Rice. “The topic of his presentation is timely, and will showcase the depth of his expertise has as one of the top probate and estate dispute attorneys in Texas.”

For more information on Mr. Caldwell, please visit our website. Interested parties concerning either probate or estate legal services in Texas and/or learning more about Mark’s upcoming presentation, can call the firm at 972-991-7700 or use the Web form to send an email inquiry.

More on Mark R. Caldwell, a Top Texas Probate Attorney

Mark R. Caldwell - Probate, Estate & Trust Attorney Dallas TexasMark Caldwell is a recognized expert lawyer throughout Texas in areas of trust, probate, and estate litigation, having earned his law degree from the New England School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts, in 2005, before returning to Dallas, Texas, to practice law. Among Mark’s public speaking and publications are the following. He co-authored “Properly Performing Annual Accounts in Guardianships and Management Trusts Where One or Both Spouses are Incompetent,” Real Estate, Probate, & Trust Law Reporter, Volume 52, No. 4 (2014), and wrote “Winning the Battle and the War; A Remedies—Centered Approach to Litigation Involving Durable Powers of Attorneys,” 64 Bay. L. Rev. 435 (Spring 2012). Interested parties are referred to the website to read a full list of Mark’s publications and speaking experience.

Beyond his technical knowledge, Mark enjoys the investigatory aspects of estate and trust litigation, including reviewing and analyzing medical, financial, and suspicious property records and transactions. Mark is committed to developing and maintaining strong, personal relationships with his clients throughout Texas. He endeavors to offer smart, pragmatic and cost-effective legal advice. Mark believes that the strongest winning position is one that is simple, direct, and understandable and he realizes that estate and guardianship litigation often involves substantial damage to family relationships. While he strives to advocate strong, aggressive positions for clients, Mark also strives to resolve disputes in an ethical and reasonable manner that, if desired, do not preclude the opportunity for reconciliation.

About Burdette & Rice, PLLC

Burdette & Rice, PLLC is a top Dallas probate law firm, with lawyers dedicated to listening to their clients, being fully present to them, and advocating their clients’ positions in the simplest and most persuasive way possible. The law firm employs some of the top probate and estate lawyers in Dallas, Texas. Clients come to Burdette & Rice to contest a will in Texas, work on complex inheritance litigation and disputes, and to litigate disputes over powers of attorney, guardianship and trustee issues all based on Texas law.

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The Art of Trust Administration

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminar

Mark Caldwell and Brian Thomas will present a national audio webinar on “The Art of Trust Administration.” On November 6, 2014, Mark and Brian will speak to attorneys and financial planners on key trust administration concepts and explain how to properly administer a trust. They will deal specifically with trustees duties such as the duty of full disclosure, the duty of impartiality, the duty of reasonable care, the duties to beneficiaries, duty of loyalty and further discuss the proper exercise of trustee powers. They will offer useful advise on how trustees can avoid lawsuits because of breach of fiduciary duty.

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