Leigh Hilton Elected as a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation

Leigh Hilton, PLLC is pleased to announce Leigh Hilton has been elected to membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation (“Foundation”). Fellows of the Foundation are selected for their outstanding professional achievements and their demonstrated commitment to the improvement of the justice system throughout the state of Texas. Election is a mark of distinction and recognition of contributions to the legal profession.

This is an honor reserved for the top one-third of one percent of attorneys in Texas. The Foundation is the largest charitably funded bar foundation in the country.

Learn more about being a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation on Leigh's full blog post.

The SECURE Act: How it Changes Retirement and Estate Planning

There’s been quite a bit of buzz in the news recently about the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act that was just signed by the President. Specifically, our clients are hearing that it could negatively affect them and their retirement plans, retirement plan trusts, and IRA Inheritance Trusts™.

There is a lot to unpack here, but we want to assure you that while the SECURE Act changes retirement planning, specifically with how retirement accounts are taxed and affects required minimum distributions, it is not all bad. And there are still ways to protect everything you own and love.

Let’s discuss a few of the changes associated with this major law.

To learn more about these changes, read Leigh's full blog post.

Meet Erika Newsome!

There is so much about growing up in California that Erika will always miss—the perfect weather, beautiful beaches, and scenic mountains that seem never-ending are just a few highlights that immediately spring to mind.

So why on earth did she want to get to Texas as fast as she could?

“You can’t match any of that stuff. It’s all so beautiful. But what people don’t know is that you’re spending most of your day in traffic. You also pay high taxes on everything, and the gas prices are too high,” Erika said with a laugh. “Everything is expensive, expensive, and expensive. I just really wanted a change from the California lifestyle.”

She added, “I wanted to venture out, and I can’t imagine going back.”

To learn more about Erika, read Leigh's full blog post.

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