Shawna L. Brown, Attorney • President, Law Offices of Shawna L. Brown, P.C.

Drawing from an array of tax, corporate and business experience, Ms. Brown is uniquely qualified to assist you with your family’s estate planning needs. She has worked as a Department of Justice tax litigation attorney, an in-house corporate counsel and in private law practice for many years. With her Board Certification credentials and a graduate law degree in taxation, and much practical experience, she brings a broad overview of the law to your situation. Whether you need tax-planned Wills or assistance with funding complex trusts in a probate matter, she can meet your needs. Ms. Brown was voted by her estate planning peers as one of the “Best Lawyers in Dallas” in D Magazine in 2014 and nominated as a Top Female Executive by Addison Magazine in 2015.  She has taught graduate level law school tax courses and frequently lectures to attorneys, accountants and other professionals on estate planning topics.

Kathy P. Boyett, Attorney - Of Counsel to the Firm

Ms. Boyett has in-depth experience in tax, estate, and business planning; estate and probate administrations; and general business. Upon graduating from SMU School of Law, she worked in-house for a publicly-held company in areas of oil and gas, real estate, contracts and Department of Energy compliance. She worked in a family-owned business managing all legal and financial functions, giving her an understanding of many of the issues facing her clients today. She returned to SMU and received a LL.M. in Taxation in 2003.  Ms. Boyett worked for the Nautilus Group, a division of New York Life Insurance, creating business and estate succession plans tailored to clients’ goals and objectives. Also while at New York Life, she authored numerous articles on tax, estate and charitable planning. Combining her experience in corporate law, business management and the practice of law, Ms. Boyett enjoys working with a client to achieve the optimal estate or business succession plan for him or her.