Fiduciary Litigation

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Strasburger’s fiduciary litigation team combines the experience of estate planning, trust, and probate and tax attorneys with that of the firm’s litigators, who have a particular focus in lawsuits involving fiduciary matters. Strasburger has represented clients in the largest fiduciary disputes in the history of Dallas County, as well as in disputes throughout the state of Texas and other states, in both federal and state courts.

The members of the fiduciary litigation team have experience in resolving disputed estates, will contests, guardianship proceedings, trust disputes, and general breach of fiduciary duty suits. The firm regularly represents clients in litigation involving the interpretation, construction, and reformation of wills and trust instruments. The team also regularly prosecutes and defends actions over the management of estates and trusts. Strasburger represents a wide variety of individual fiduciaries, individual beneficiaries, institutional beneficiaries. The firm also has broad experience in representing both individuals and businesses in general fiduciary litigation.

EXPERIENCE

Sample representative matters include the following:

  • Representation of beneficiary of family trust attacked by co-beneficiaries, and negotiation of beneficial settlement following lengthy trial.
  • Representation of beneficiary in trustee removal action in state and federal court.
  • Representation of beneficiaries in breach of fiduciary duty lawsuite against executor of estate.
  • Representation of trustees in breach of fiduciary duty suits involving trust administration.
  • Defense of executors or trustees on claims of mismanagement or breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Wills contests, representing both proponents and contestants.
  • Representation of numerous clients in trust reformation matters.
  • Representation of trustees in actions by beneficiaries to terminate trusts.
  • Appointments as Guardians ad Litem and Attorneys ad Litem by District and Probate Courts.
  • Appointments as Guardians of minors and incompetents by Probate Courts.

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Strasburger’s fiduciary litigation team combines the experience of estate planning, trust, and probate and tax attorneys with that of the firm’s litigators, who have a particular focus in lawsuits involving fiduciary matters. Strasburger has represented clients in the largest fiduciary disputes in the history of Dallas County, as well as in disputes throughout the state of Texas and other states, in both federal and state courts.

The members of the fiduciary litigation team have experience in resolving disputed estates, will contests, guardianship proceedings, trust disputes, and general breach of fiduciary duty suits. The firm regularly represents clients in litigation involving the interpretation, construction, and reformation of wills and trust instruments. The team also regularly prosecutes and defends actions over the management of estates and trusts. Strasburger represents a wide variety of individual fiduciaries, individual beneficiaries, institutional beneficiaries. The firm also has broad experience in representing both individuals and businesses in general fiduciary litigation.

EXPERIENCE

Sample representative matters include the following:

  • Representation of beneficiary of family trust attacked by co-beneficiaries, and negotiation of beneficial settlement following lengthy trial.
  • Representation of beneficiary in trustee removal action in state and federal court.
  • Representation of beneficiaries in breach of fiduciary duty lawsuite against executor of estate.
  • Representation of trustees in breach of fiduciary duty suits involving trust administration.
  • Defense of executors or trustees on claims of mismanagement or breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Wills contests, representing both proponents and contestants.
  • Representation of numerous clients in trust reformation matters.
  • Representation of trustees in actions by beneficiaries to terminate trusts.
  • Appointments as Guardians ad Litem and Attorneys ad Litem by District and Probate Courts.
  • Appointments as Guardians of minors and incompetents by Probate Courts.
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