Chuck Bauman received his Juris Doctor from Baylor University in 1992. He focuses his practice on estate and asset preservation planning for clients through the use of trusts, wills, partnerships, limited liability companies, corporations, tax planning and other planning techniques.
‚Ä¢ Business successions
‚Ä¢ End-of-life planning with personalized advance directives:
‚Ä¢ Directives to physicians
‚Ä¢ Living wills
‚Ä¢ Medical powers of attorney
‚Ä¢ Estate administration and planning
‚Ä¢ Estate planning for parents of children with special needs
‚Ä¢ Long-term care costs
‚Ä¢ Nursing home rights
‚Ä¢ Preserving assets from the threats of estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxes
Mr. Bauman is a CELA (Certified Elder Law Attorney) by the National Elder Law Foundation, as recognized by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He was the first lawyer in East Texas to receive this designation.
Mr. Bauman is admitted to practice before the U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, and in all Texas state courts. He is a member of these legal organizations:
‚Ä¢ State Bar of Texas
‚Ä¢ Smith County Bar Association
‚Ä¢ East Texas Estate Planning Council (former board member)
‚Ä¢ National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (past president of Texas chapter, NAELA).
Noteworthy accomplishments and community involvement
‚Ä¢ Past president of Smith County Young Lawyers
‚Ä¢ Recognized expert in planning for families of children with disabilities and other special needs
‚Ä¢ Assistant District Attorney, Smith County, Texas, 1993 to 1995
‚Ä¢ Legal advisor, Smith County Court, 1993 to 1995
‚Ä¢ Phi Delta Phi Fraternity member
‚Ä¢ Past president of the Tyler Rotary Club
‚Ä¢ Deacon at Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler
‚Ä¢ Youth ministry volunteer
Mr. Bauman and his wife, Kathy Wall Bauman, have three children‚ÄîHannah, Mary Kathryn, and Henry.