Jeffrey T. Knebel
Jeffrey T. Knebel

Jeffrey T. Knebel

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Mr. Knebel is a partner of Osborne, Helman, Knebel & Scott, LLP and practices primarily in the areas of probate and fiduciary litigation involving executors, trustees, attorneys, and other fiduciaries, will contests, guardianships, and estate planning and probate issues, representing both fiduciaries and beneficiaries. He also handles contentious trust cases that involve advising settlors, trustees, protectors, and asset holders in high value disputes relating to the validity of international trusts and foreign asset protection structures. He frequently represents charitable organizations in a wide variety of controversies. He also has significant jury and bench trial experience in real estate-related litigation and commercial litigation, including representing individuals and large and small businesses in contract disputes, breach of fiduciary duty cases, fraud and misrepresentation claims, defamation cases, and insurance coverage disputes.

Education

  • Baylor University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1990), Associate Editor, Baylor Law Review
  • Southwestern University (B.A., Finance, with honors, 1987)

Professional Memberships and Honors

  • Member, Austin Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas
  • Director, Austin Bar Association, Estate Planning and Probate Section
  • Member, Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners
  • Past Member, Young Men’s Business League of Austin
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Publications and Presentations

International Debt, Death and Taxes

Legal Week, International Trusts and Estates Litigation Forum, Provence, France
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Presenter
2012

Trustee Disclosure

State Bar of Texas, Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course
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Presenter
2012

The Fiduciary Duty of Full Disclosure: Knowing When and What to Disclose

State Bar of Texas, Fiduciary Litigation: Beyond the Basics Course
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Co-Author/Presenter
2011

Discovery in the United States – Can it Apply to Lawsuits from Other Countries?

2nd Annual Liechtenstein Forum on Asset Protection
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Presenter
2011

When the Attorney General Calls

State Bar of Texas, Governance of Nonprofit Organizations Course
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Presenter
2010

Will Contests: Helping Your Estate Planning Clients Avoid the Quagmire

Austin Bar Association, Estate Planning and Probate Section
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Author/Presenter
2010

Ethical Traps for the Estates and Trusts Attorney

Austin Bar Association, 2009 Estate Planning and Probate Law Section Seminar
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Co-Presenter
2009

Ethical Traps for the Estates and Trusts Attorney

Dallas Bar Association, Estate Planning and Probate Law Section
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Co-Presenter
2008

Fiduciary Litigation Issues in Asset Protection and Bankruptcy

State Bar of Texas, Fiduciary Litigation Seminar
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Author/Presenter
2008

Procedural and Evidentiary Tips and Traps in Guardianship Litigation

Tarrant County Probate Bar Association Litigation Seminar
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Author/Presenter
2004

Fiduciary Litigation

State Bar of Texas, Austin Legal Assistants Division
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2004