Our Legal Team

Our Legal Team

Guiding You from Intricacy to Clarity.

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Kristen Beck

Kristen Beck

Managing Shareholder

Kristen Beck-Perez stands out as a highly accomplished attorney, holding licenses to practice law in both Texas and New Mexico. She is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) accredited by the Texas Board of Public Accountancy, a credential that enhances her expertise and versatility in her professional pursuits.

A proud Lubbock native, Kristen attended Texas Christian University (TCU), where she pursued simultaneous undergraduate and graduate degrees in accounting, graduating in 2011 and becoming a licensed CPA in 2012. Kristen attended Texas Tech University School of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude in 2021, further solidifying her foundation in the legal field.

Kristen's areas of practice encompass a wide spectrum, reflecting her comprehensive skill set and breadth of expertise. Her legal services include:

  • Estate planning
  • Business law
  • Trust and estate administration
  • Real estate
  • Oil and gas
  • Commercial law

Kristen's dedication to her clients, coupled with her exceptional legal and accounting proficiency, positions her as a trusted advisor capable of delivering top-tier legal representation across diverse practice areas.

Andrew Beck

Andrew Beck

Shareholder

As a native of Lubbock, Andrew Beck brings a deep understanding of the local community to his legal practice. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas Tech University in 2015 and continued his academic journey at the Texas Tech University School of Law, graduating magna cum laude in 2021. During his time at law school, Andrew distinguished himself as a member of the Texas Tech Estate Planning & Community Property Law Journal.

With licenses to practice law in both Texas and Illinois, Andrew serves clients across the nation, offering tailored legal solutions to meet their diverse needs. As a seasoned attorney, he possesses a wealth of experience and expertise in various areas of litigation and transactional law, including:

  • Business law
  • Estate planning
  • Family law
  • Real estate
  • Civil litigation
  • Healthcare law
  • General practice

Andrew's comprehensive skill set and dedication to his clients make him a trusted advisor and advocate in navigating legal challenges across a broad spectrum of legal matters.

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Sam Hawthorne

Sam Hawthorne

Of Counsel

Sam Hawthorne has secured Board Certification in both Tax Law and Estate Planning & Probate Law, as endorsed by the Texas Legal Specialization Board. Additionally, he is an accredited Certified Public Accountant (CPA) under the Texas Board of Public Accountancy's certification.

Offering his legal expertise to clients across Texas and New Mexico, Sam’s main areas of practice span business and tax laws, estate preparation, wills, probate procedures, and trusts and estate laws. Within the domain of business and tax legislation, he has significant experience in overseeing mergers, business acquisitions, buy-sell contracts, business transitions, and asset safeguarding.

Sam’s purview also extends to drafting trusts and wills, navigating trust and estate disputes, managing estate administration, supervising probate processes, handling guardianship cases, delving into agricultural laws, real estate matters, and catering to various business and commercial law requirements. Further, he aids clients in structuring LLCs, corporate entities, limited partnerships, and other business endeavors, while also facilitating intricate commercial transactions.

Within the tax realm, Sam's prowess lies in strategizing for estate, gift, and income tax for both individual and corporate clients. He represents them during tax litigations at the U.S. Tax Court and manages tax disputes with the IRS. His tax consultancy extends to counseling tax-exempt, non-profit, and charitable entities.

Renee Hucks

Renee Hucks

Paralegal

Renee Hucks is a senior transactional paralegal with a passion for helping clients. With more than 35 years in the legal field, she has worked on diverse and complex legal matters and has helped a wide range of clients, all of which has contributed to her professional growth and expertise.

She has extensive knowledge and experience working on transactional matters, including:

  • Estate Planning (including all kinds of trusts)
  • Probate Matters
  • Real Estate Matters (including 1031 Exchanges)
  • Business Organizations (Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, Limited Partnerships, Limited Liability Partnerships, General Partnerships, and Nonprofit Entities)

Renee helps ensure our client services run smoothly by preparing and reviewing various documents and pleadings.  She builds strong relationships because she understands people's situations, addresses their concerns, and keeps them informed about the progress of their matter every step of the way.  Her dedication, strong work ethic and passion are fundamental qualities that set her apart as a paralegal. Renee also serves on the board for the West Texas Paralegal Association and the Southwest Parkinson Society.

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