Ford + Bergner LLP Managing Partner, Don D. Ford III, and associate Stephen Crowder had the honor of speaking at a two day seminar on Probate and Estate issues hosted by the National Business Institute. The first day of the seminar took an in-depth look at the probate process (initial steps, common mistakes made by executors, asset issues, and Wills), while the second day covered disputes, insolvent estates, creditor issues, trusts, taxes, and final accountings.
Mr. Ford was scheduled to present 3 topics on the afternoon of the second day. However, because the speaker scheduled before him failed to show up, Mr. Ford jumped in to cover the absent speaker’s topic as well. Among the topics that Mr. Ford addressed were issues related to Trusts in the probate process, tax issues, final accountings, and matters related to closing an estate.
Mr. Crowder made his presentation on the afternoon of the seminar’s first day. He presented a scholarly paper that he had written on the topic of Wills and problems that can arise in the probate process.
Mr. Ford is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Estate Planning and Probate. He has lectured to various professional groups on estate planning, probate and guardianships topics; and practices exclusively in these areas. Mr. Crowder concentrates his practice in the areas of estate, trust, and guardianship litigation and appellate law. Stephen attended Baylor Law School where he severed as an Articles Editor of Baylor Law Review.
The National Business Institute is a trusted provider of continuing legal education and training since 1983, NBI is dedicated to providing practical, skill-based CLE seminars and online CLE courses. Mr. Ford and Mr. Crowder have both been frequent speakers and lecturers for NBI in prior courses, and they appreciate the opportunity to share their expertise with other lawyers seeking to learn more about Estates, Trusts, and Guardianships.