Mr. Tackett's practice covers all aspects of estate planning, probate, and transfer tax law, including the design and implementation of traditional and non-traditional estate plans for both U.S. and non-U.S. clients and the probate of wills and the determination of heirship of decedents dying without wills. Mr. Tackett is highly experienced in mediation of probate disputes and in the judicial construction, reformation, modification and termination of trusts and in the administration, settlement, and distribution of estates and trusts. Mr. Tackett represents clients with tax controversies pending before the Internal Revenue Service and assists in the preparation, examination, and appeal of federal estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax returns. Mr. Tackett was named a Texas Super Lawyer in 2003 through 2009 by Law & Politics and Texas Monthly magazines and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Tackett graduated from The University of Texas School of Law in 1971 after receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Government from The University of Texas at Austin in 1968.