Ben Fedorko focuses on all aspects of trust, estate and philanthropic planning and administration for individuals and families. He advises clients on estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxes as well as the implementation and administration of complex estate planning structures, including charitable planning and administration of family foundations and other nonprofit organizations. A significant portion of his practice is devoted to estate and succession planning for family-owned and other closely held businesses. Ben also represents corporate and individual fiduciaries and beneficiaries in trust and estate matters.
Many of Ben’s clients have unique family dynamics, and they rely on him to craft solutions for potential beneficiaries who struggle with addiction or who otherwise have failed to demonstrate the ability to manage wealth responsibly. An important part of his practice involves helping clients balance the desire to preserve and efficiently administer wealth with the desire to leave wealth to future generations in a manner that encourages productivity and positive decision-making.
Ben brings a strong background in general corporate and securities matters to his trusts and estates practice, including experience in a wide range of public and private merger and acquisition transactions, joint venture formations, venture capital investment structures and corporate governance issues. He often advises clients on general corporate matters and how to structure a variety of transactions to ensure consistency with their estate planning strategies.
Professional Activities, Memberships & Affiliations
- Houston Estate and Financial Forum
- Houston Bar Association - Probate, Trusts and Estate Section
- Houston Young Lawyers Association