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Warren H. Fisher Partner Direct dial: 713-980-7703 Email Warren wfisher@ydklaw.com V-Card 3737 Buffalo Speedway
Suite 1500
Houston, TX 77098-3738
Fax : 713-980-7799
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Founding partner Warren Fisher offers clients a wealth of knowledge with more than two decades of experience in all aspects of estate and trust planning, taxation, probate, and related real estate and business transactions.  His practice spans international borders, assisting clients with international trust and estate planning, administration, and taxation for United State residents with interests abroad and for noncitizens with interests in the United States.

Prior to the formation of Ytterberg Deery LLP, Warren spent 12 years (1996-2008) with Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.  Prior to joining Fulbright, he had practiced in both solo and small firm settings, handling a wide variety of matters.

Warren has been Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1996, and has been granted the designation of "Registered Trust and Estate Practitioner" by the London-based Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the leading worldwide professional body for experienced practitioners in the fields of trusts, estates, and related issues. 

Warren also has a strong interest in charitable gift planning and assists clients with meeting personal philanthropic goals as part of their long-term wealth management and estate planning.

CREDENTIALS

  • Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law—Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Admitted to Bar:  Texas, 1986
  • Education:   The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1986
  • Rice University, B.A., 1983

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & ACTIVITIES

  • State Bar of Texas
    • Real Estate, Probate & Trust Section
    • International Law Section 
  • Houston Bar Association
    • Probate, Trusts & Estates Section
    • Real Estate Section 
  • Houston Estate and Financial Forum
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)

PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell's highest peer recognition for ethical standards and legal ability

SPEECHES AND PUBLICATIONS

  • "Estate Planning for Non-Resident & Resident Aliens" San Antonio Estate Planners Council, 2007
  • Traps for the Unwary in International Planning" (panel discussion) Houston Bar Association Wills & Probate Institute Advanced Course, 2004
  • "Split Interest Investments" Texas Banker's Association Trust Investment Services Division seminar, 2001
  • "International Interests Raise Estate Planning Challenges" Houston Chronicle, 2000
  • "Basic Tax Considerations: What You Need to Know to Choose the Appropriate Plan" How to Draft Wills & Trusts in Texas; National Business Institute, Inc., 1995
  • "Death with Dignity Issues" & "Estate Planning & the Elderly Client" Texas Elder Law: Taking Control of the Planning Process; National Business Institute, Inc., 1993

CIVIC INVOLVEMENT

  • Harlan G. Andrews Scholarship Fund - Bellaire High School, (Trustee, Secretary/Treasurer)
  • Ben Clark Foundation (Director)
  • St. Luke's United Methodist Church (Past Chair, Board of Trustees; other leadership positions)
  • St. Luke's Methodist Church Foundation, Inc. (Past Chair, Board of Directors)