Dulaney G. "Dee" Steer

Dulaney G. "Dee" Steer

Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP

Recognized since 2007

Fort Worth, Texas

Practice Areas

Nonprofit / Charities Law

Trusts and Estates

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Dulaney G. "Dee" Steer is a senior partner in the firm's Estate Planning, Probate and Nonprofit Organizations Practice Group. He has prepared numerous estate planning documents, including complex wills, irrevocable trusts, revocable trusts, prenuptial agreements, limited partnership documents, and limited liability company documents. Mr. Steer also works closely with clients in addressing their unique family and business issues.

On behalf of various individual and corporate trustees and executors, grantors, beneficiaries, and heirs, Mr. Steer has handled trust and estate administration matters and trust and will interpretation/modification lawsuits. He has prepared numerous estate tax returns and has represented clients before the IRS in the examination of estate and gift tax returns, both in audits and on appeals. He also has represented clients in Tax Court litigation. He advises clients on the formation, operation, and financing of nonprofit corporations and charitable trusts. He works closely with numerous public charities and private foundations on various corporate governance and tax matters and assists clients in structuring charitable gifts and grants.

In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Steer has served on the boards of local charities and currently is an officer of the Sid W. Richardson Foundation, the Lee and Ramona Bass Foundation, Performing Arts Fort Worth, Inc., The Philecology Foundation, and Event Facilities Fort Worth, Inc. He has been recognized by the Fort Worth Business Press and Fort Worth Magazine as one of the city’s top attorneys in the estate planning area, as voted on by local attorneys. Mr. Steer also was selected to be included in the 2007-2014 editions of The Best Lawyers in America®, for his work in the trusts and estates area and in the 2007-2014 editions of The Best Lawyers in America®, for his work in the nonprofits and charities area.

Contact & Links
  • 201 Main Street, Suite 2500
    Fort Worth, TX 76102
  • The University of Texas, Bachelor of Journalism, graduated 1977
  • University of Oklahoma, graduated 1982
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, 1986
  • Oklahoma, 1982
  • Tarrant County Bar Association, Tax & Estate Planning Section - Member
  • Tarrant County Probate Bar Association - Member
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas

Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP
Headquarters: Fort Worth, Texas

46 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Nonprofit / Charities Law
  • Trusts and Estates
Special Focus:
  • Charitable Gift Planning
  • Private Foundations
  • Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • Best Lawyers in America®, U.S. News & World Report, 2007-2024

    Nonprofit | Charities Law

    Trusts and Estates

  • Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2008-2023

    Nonprofit Organizations

  • Top Attorney, Fort Worth Magazine, 2012, 2014, 2021

    Nonprofit Law

  • Top Attorney, 360 West magazine

    Attorneys for Nonprofit, 2017-2022

    Wills, Trusts, Estates, and Probates, 2019

  • Attorney of Excellence, Elite 100, Fort Worth Business Press, 2004
  • Attorney of Excellence, Fort Worth Business Press, 2003

    Estate and Probate Law


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