John W. Harris

John W. Harris
Shareholder
jharris@snellwylie.com

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Trusts and Estates, Estate Planning, and Probate
  • Taxation
  • Business Organizations

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Representation of clients in all aspects of estate and gift planning, including Wills, Trusts, and other arrangements (including charitable arrangements)
  • Representation of estate representatives and trustees in estate administration and settlement, including post-mortem planning
  • Representation of estate representatives in estate, gift, and income tax compliance matters
  • Entered private law practice in 1986 upon withdrawal from Arthur Young & Co.
  • Partner in Arthur Young & Co. (now part of Ernst & Young, LLP) for 18 years prior to entering law practice

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
  • Member, Dallas Estate Planning Council
  • Member, National Association of Estate Planners and Councils
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

OTHER PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

  • Certified Public Accountant, currently licensed in Texas and North Carolina

EDUCATION

  • Harvard University School of Law (J.D., 1968)
  • Duke University (A.B., 1965)

PUBLICATIONS

  • "The Federal Income Tax Treatment of Alimony Payments -- the 'Support' Requirement of the Regulations", Hastings Law Journal, November 1970 (Vol. 22, p. 53)
  • Various articles, primarily on the subject of estate planning or estate and gift taxation, for publications of industry groups, trade associations, and charitable organizations

SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS

  • Various presentations to private and civic groups (by invitation) on estate planning and estate and gift taxation
  • Frequent instructor at Arthur Young & Co. National Tax Training Seminars on Estate and Gift Taxation, 1975 - 1986

HONORS

  • Phi Beta Kappa, Duke University, 1964
  • Designated as Accredited Estate Planner by National Association of Estate Planners and Councils
  • Board of Governors, Dallas Estate Planning Council, 1985-1987

CIVIC ACTIVITIES

  • Member of the Advisory Council of the Dallas Foundation
  • Board of Directors and Treasurer, Lutheran Via de Cristo of North