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Graham Kenney Direct dial: 512-256-7718 Email Graham gkenney@ydklaw.com V-Card 3737 Buffalo Speedway
Suite 1500
Houston, TX 77098-3738
Fax : 713-980-7799
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Graham is a Partner in the Austin office of Ytterberg Deery Knull LLP. Graham's principal practice areas are estate planning and tax controversy.

In his estate planning practice, Graham focuses on estate and tax planning for wealthy individual clients, fiduciaries, and closely-held family businesses.  Graham has unique experience in the use of fine art as a part of an estate plan and has extensive experience with the valuation issues posed by fine art.  Graham also has notable experience helping clients with a wide range of difficult valuation issues, the use of family limited partnerships, the modification of trusts, and implementing conservation easements.

Graham has experience assisting clients in all stages of tax controversies, including in front of the Internal Revenue Service, the United States Tax Court, the United States Court of Federal Claims, United States District Courts, and the United States Court of Appeals. Graham has helped clients resolve controversies involving a wide variety of issues, including gift and estate taxes, income taxes, employment taxes, nonprofit exemption applications, and the unrelated business income tax.

Prior to joining Ytterberg Deery Knull LLP, Graham practiced at Vinson & Elkins LLP and Baker Botts LLP.

CREDENTIALS

  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., with honors, 2003
  • University of Oklahoma, B.A. magna cum laude, 2000
  • Admitted to practice: Texas, 2003; United States Tax Court, 2004; U.S. Court of Federal Claims; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 2005; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, 2006

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & ACTIVITIES

  • American Bar Association
    •  Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
    • Taxation Section
  • Austin Bar Association
    • Estate Planning Section
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • President, OU Club of Austin

PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • "Texas Rising Star" in Tax or Estate Planning, Texas Monthly magazine (2006 and 2012-2016)