Casey F. Rickard

crickard@branscomblaw.com
361.886.3833

Casey F. Rickard is an attorney with the firm’s Estate Planning & Probate Group, as well as the firm’s Tax Group. Casey’s practice is focused primarily in the areas of estate planning, income and wealth transfer taxation planning, marital property planning, charitable gift planning, probate, and trust administration.  In addition, Casey regularly advises private foundations and pubic charities on a range of tax and non-tax related matters and works with owners of closely held businesses on a variety of partnership and corporate income tax matters, as well as state and local tax matters.

Education

B.S., University of Louisville, 2005
Magna Cum Laude
Senator McConnell Scholar for Leadership

J.D., University of Notre Dame, 2009
Cum Laude
Articles Editor – Journal of College and University Law

LL.M. in Taxation, University of Florida, 2010
Graduate program for advanced tax law study and research ranked top 3 in nation

Professional

Texas Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Estate Planning & Probate, 2019 and 2020
Member, Corpus Christi Estate Planning Council
Member, State Bar of Texas
2019 Presenter for Coastal Bend Women Lawyers Association on Impact of Tax Reform
Member, Corpus Christi Young Lawyers Association
Member, State Bar of Texas Tax Section

Community

American Cancer Society, 2018 Real Men Wear Pink Ambassador for Breast Cancer Awareness
Volunteer Wills and Probate Attorney, Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid

Representative Matters
  • Prepare, among other things, wills and revocable trusts (including tax-planned wills and revocable trusts), trusts for support and education of children and grandchildren, grantor retained annuity trusts, life insurance trusts, split interest charitable trusts, third-party settled special needs trusts, premarital and post-marital agreements, and incapacity planning documents.
  • Advise tax-exempt organizations on formation and governance matters, federal tax compliance (including matters regarding self-dealing, the unrelated business income tax, and tax issues specific to private foundations), planned giving arrangements, fundraising, conflicts of interest, fiduciary duties, and state law compliance.
  • Advise stakeholders in family limited partnerships and limited liability companies on wealth preservation, federal tax planning, and succession matters.
  • Advise fiduciaries in the administration of estates and trusts, including trust and estate income tax matters, asset valuation, trust terminations, proceedings to construe trust terms, and “decanting” of trusts.
Personal

Casey, his fiancé, Lauren, and their two dogs, Hayes and Prytania, live in Corpus Christi, Texas