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    Biography

    After more than 40 years in the practice of law, there isn’t much that John Round has not helped his clients navigate.  John’s clients consider him their trusted advisor and confidant and appreciate that he is a respectful straight shooter.  Individuals, families, and closely-held businesses turn to him for all areas of estate and wealth planning, including the preparation of wills and the planning, implementation, and management of trusts.   John’s wealth of estate planning experience is especially beneficial in high stakes, and often emotional, estate and trust litigation involving contested wills and breach of fiduciary duties.  

    John shares his knowledge with his colleagues, both as a mentor and as a sought-after speaker with more than 600 presentations under his belt. He is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

    Memberships & Awards

    Professional
    The Best Lawyers in America®
    Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
    Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
    The Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2013-present
    Best Lawyers® 2021 Dallas, TX Litigation - Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year
    Texas Super Lawyer - Texas Monthly (2003-present)
    Five Star Wealth Manager - Texas Monthly (2011-present)

    Key Experience

    Organized and counseled clients regarding tax-exempt charities
    Counseled clients on all phases of estate planning and the preparation of wills and trusts
    Designed and implemented family limited partnerships

    Work Experience

    2021 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
    2018-2021 Clark Hill PLC
    1980-2018 Strasburger and Price, LLP

    Speaking Engagements

    Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course for the State Bar of Texas

    Advanced Drafting: Estate Planning and Probate Course for the State Bar of Texas

    AICPA Practitioners Symposium

    Advanced Estate and Financial Planning Conference of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants

    The Center for American and International Law - Short Course on Estate Planning

    John Round is a sought after speaker and often speaks at the Dallas Estate Planning Council, San Antonio Estate Planning Council, the Dallas Bar Association's Tax Section, and a number of tax symposiums