Lawrence J. Pirtle - Gardere

Lawrence J. Pirtle

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1991

For several decades, Larry Pirtle has represented high net worth individuals and many generations of families in wealth preservation and management, estate planning, succession issues and the transfer and transmission of wealth to their families and others. He concentrates his practice in the areas of:

  • Federal and state taxation
  • Tax and estate planning
  • Wills and trusts
  • Probate
  • Estate and trust administration
  • Tax-exempt organizations
  • Business entity formation
  • Property and family wealth management and transfers
  • Tax controversies before the Internal Revenue Service and Texas tax authorities

Larry represents and has represented many individual, business and institutional clients in matters and transactions of varied scope, size and complexity within his areas of practice. His experience covers a broad range, including:

  • Wealth transfers, wills, trusts and associated planning
  • Planning, formation, operation and transfers of family business and property ventures, including corporations, partnerships (general and limited), limited liability companies and trusts
  • Representation of executors and trustees in connection with administration of estates and trusts and related matters
  • Representation of estate and trust beneficiaries
  • Federal and state taxation issues and related planning
  • Controverted tax matters before federal and state tax authorities
  • Property agreements, pre- and post-marital agreements, and related matters
  • Charitable planning, family foundations and representation of tax-exempt organizations

Additional Information

Other Court Admissions
  • Texas State Courts (1966)
  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • University of HoustonBBA 1962University of HoustonJ.D. 1966University of St. Thomas
    Texas Certified Public AccountantState Bar of TexasAmerican College of Trust and Estate CounselAmerican Bar AssociationHouston Bar Association

    Office Location

    Wells Fargo Plaza, Suite 2000
    1000 Louisiana Street
    Houston, TX 77002
    United States

    Practice Areas

    Trusts and Estates (Estate Planning, Fiduciary Duties, Nonprofit Organizations and Charitable Giving, Probate, Tax, Trust Administration)