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
Publication
Contributing Author/Co-Editor
1995

A Brief History of Asset Protection Trusts

ALI CLE Estate Planning Course Materials Journal, January 2022
Publication
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

Strategies for Suing and Defending Fiduciary Decision Making

State Bar of Texas Fiduciary Litigation Course
Presentation/Publication
Co-Author/Presenter
2018

Case Development Strategies

State Bar of Texas Fiduciary Litigation Course, December 2016
Presentation
Panelist
2016

Standing and Capacity to Sue in Estate and Trust Litigation

Tarrant County Probate Litigation Seminar, September 2016
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Author/Presenter
2016

Standing and Capacity to Sue in Estate and Trust Litigation

State Bar of Texas Fiduciary Litigation Course, December 2015
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Author/Presenter
2015

The Client is Incapacitated – What Do You Do Next?

State Bar of Texas Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course, June 2014
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Author/Presenter
2014

Capacity, Standing and Jurisdiction

State Bar of Texas Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course, June 2013
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Author/Presenter
2013

Decanting with No Sour Grapes

State Bar of Texas Estate Planning and Probate Drafting, October 2013
Presentation
Panelist
2013

Informal Demand or Formal Discovery: The Debate on Obtaining Information from Fiduciaries Under Their Duty to Disclose

State Bar of Texas, Fiduciary Litigation Beyond the Basics
Presentation
Moderator
2011

Exculpatory Clauses

State Bar of Texas, Trial of a Fiduciary Litigation Case, December 2009
Presentation/Publication
Co-Author/Presenter
2009