Our Attorneys

Alan V. Ytterberg Managing Partner Direct dial: 713-980-7701 Email Alan aytterberg@ydklaw.com V-Card 3737 Buffalo Speedway
Suite 1500
Houston, TX 77098-3738
Fax : 844-272-0807

Founding partner Alan Ytterberg concentrates his practice on assisting high net worth individuals and families with all aspects of wealth planning and management including trusts and estate matters, with an emphasis on complicated or controverted trust and probate matters. He also represents individual and corporate fiduciaries and beneficiaries of trusts and estates.

Alan has extensive experience working with individuals and families requiring advice and assistance with international trust issues. Additionally, Alan assists wealthy families through the complex rules and regulations of establishing and running family offices and private trust companies.


  • Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law—Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Partner, Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P., Houston, 1994-2008
  • Associate, Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P., Houston, 1985-1994
  • Admitted to Bar: Texas, 1985
  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D., honors, 1985
  • Baylor University, B.B.A., honors, 1982


  • State Bar of Texas
    • Real Property, Probate and Trust Section (Probate Code Committee 1991-1992)
    • Taxation Section
  • American Bar Association
    •  Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
  • Houston Bar Association
    • Probate, Trusts and Estates Section, Former Chair
  • Houston Estate and Financial Forum
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
    • STEP Texas Board member (2012-Present)
    • STEP Texas Chair (2016-Present)



  • Best Lawyers in America, Trust and Estates and Non-Profit/Charities Law (2005-Present)
  • Texas Super Lawyer,Estate Planning/trusts Law, Texas Monthly magazine (2003-Present)
  • Chambers High Net Worth, Band 1 (2016-Present)


  • The Private Trust Company Solution, June, 2010
  • The Specter Of SEC Regulation Of Family Offices, January, 2011
  • Managing Private Wealth Through A Private Trust Company, April, 2011


  • Memorial Hermann Hospital System, Houston, Texas
    • Director (2005-2012)
    • Community Relations Committee (2013-Present)
    • System Quality Committee (2013-Present)
  • TIRR Memorial Hermann, Houston, Texas, Director (2005-2012), Chairman (2005-2009)
  • TIRR Hospital, Houston, Texas, Director (1998-2005), Chairman (2003-2005)
  • TIRR Foundation, Houston, Texas, Director (2005-Present), Chairman (2005-2008)
  • Agape Development Ministries, Director (2004-2012, 2013-Present)
  • Baylor University Alumni Association, Director (1994-1997, 2009-2012)
  • West University Little League, Houston, Texas, Director (2000-2003)