Lauren Davis Hunt
Lauren Davis Hunt

Lauren Davis Hunt

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Ms. Hunt is a Partner of Osborne, Helman, Knebel & Scott, LLP. She focuses her practice in the area of fiduciary litigation, primarily involving trusts, estates, family limited partnerships, powers of attorney, community property and financial account disputes. Ms. Hunt currently serves as a Board Member for the Texas Real Estate & Probate Institute (“T-REP”), and is Chair of Estate and Trust Legislative Affairs for TREP, where she participates in the development and passage of new legislation related to the Texas Trust Code, the Texas Estates Code, and related practice areas including Guardianship, Powers of Attorney, Advanced Directives and Digital Assets. Ms. Hunt is also the Chair of the Estate and Trust Legislative Affairs Committee for the Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas ("REPTL"). Ms. Hunt is a former Council Member and former Chair of the Fiduciary Litigation Committee of REPTL. Ms. Hunt is a regular speaker on topics related to fiduciary litigation and related legislative changes and updates at Continuing Legal Education programs for other attorneys and professionals in her practice area.

Education

  • Baylor University Law School (J.D., 2007)
  • Rhodes College (B.A., International Studies, Phi Beta Kappa, 2001)

Professional Memberships and Honors

  • Board Member and Estate and Trust Legislative Affairs Chair, Texas Real Estate & Probate Institute (2022–2027)
  • Chair (2021–2023), Co-Chair (2019-2021), Estate and Trust Legislative Affairs Committee for the Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas (2019–2023)
  • Council Member, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas (2016–2020)
  • Chair, Fiduciary Litigation Committee, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas (2017–2019)
  • Listed, Texas Rising Stars, sponsored by Thomson Reuters and published in Texas Monthly (2016–2018)
  • Member, Texas Bar College
  • Member, Austin Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Past Member, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section, Trust Code Committee
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
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Select Publications and Presentations

Asset Protection: Domestic and International Law and Tactics (four volumes; updated quarterly)

West Group
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Contributing Author/Co-Editor
1995

A Brief History of Asset Protection Trusts

ALI CLE Estate Planning Course Materials Journal, January 2022
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Author
2022

Truth, Transparence, and The Right of Privacy

The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Law Journal, Volume 46, Number 3, Summer 2021
Publication
Author
2021

The Financial Action Task Force and the Legal Profession

New York Law School Law Review, 2014/15, Volume 59, Number 3
Publication
Author
2015

Asset Protection Trusts Under Attack – Views from the Bench and Bar

49th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, Orlando, Florida
Presentation/Publication
Co-Author/Presenter
2015

Asset Protection Trust Planning Using Traditional Estate Planning Techniques

Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico, 32nd Annual Estate Planning Institute, Las Cruses, New Mexico
Presentation/Publication
Co-Author/Presenter
2015

The Financial Action Task Force and The Good Practices Guidance

New Mexico State Bar 2012 Bridge the Gap, Albuquerque, New Mexico; The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Southeast Regional Meeting, Savannah, Georgia; The National College of Probate Judges, Jekyll Island, Georgia; Connecticut Bar Association Probate Section Meeting, New Haven Connecticut; The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel New England Regional Meeting, Mashantucket, Connecticut
Presentation/Publication
Author/Presenter
2011

The Financial Action Task Force and Its Impact on The Practice of Law

33rd Annual Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course, Houston, Texas (2009); 44th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, Orlando, Florida
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Author/Presenter
2009

Asset Protection: Trust Planning

American Law Institute – American Bar Association Course of Study, Planning Techniques for Large Estates, New York, New York (April, 2009)
Presentation
Co-Author/Presenter
2009

Converting an Asset Protection Trust into a Tax-Efficient Wealth Reserve

U.S. Taxation of International Operations
Publication
Co-Author
2003

The Influence of Spanish and Mexican Laws on the Property and Probate Laws of Texas

The International Academy of Estate and Trust Law, Santiago, Chile
Presentation/Publication
Co-Author/Presenter
2003

Publications and Presentations

All Publications and Presentations

Jurisdiction and Venue in Probate Proceedings

Estate Planning & Community Property Law Journal, Texas Tech University School of Law, June 2022
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Author
2022

Legislative Update

American National Bank & Trust CLE, Zoom, September 2022
Presentation
Presenter
2022

Legislative Update

UT Law Estate Planning, Guardianship and Elder Law Conference, Galveston, Texas
Presentation
Presenter
2021

What Every Planner Needs to Know About Fiduciary Litigation

State Bar of Texas, Advanced Estate Planning Strategies, Zoom
Presentation
Panelist
2021

Legislative Update

State Bar of Texas, Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course, Zoom
Presentation
Presenter
2021

Alternatives to Tortious Interference with Inheritance

Estate Planning & Community Property Law Journal, Texas Tech University School of Law, March 2021
Publication
Co-Author
2021

Legislative Update

Elder Law Section of San Antonio Bar Association, Zoom
Presentation
Presenter
2021

Venue and Jurisdiction in Probate Proceedings

State Bar of Texas, Fiduciary Litigation Course
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Author/Presenter
2021

Alternatives to Tortious Interference with Inheritance

State Bar of Texas Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course, June 2020
Presentation
Author/Panelist
2020

2021 Legislative Proposals

Disability and Elder Law Attorney Association, Houston, October 2020
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Presenter
2020

Legislative Update

Corpus Christi Estate Planning Council, September 2019
Presentation
Presenter
2019