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Robert M. Herman

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Practice Areas

Estate Law; Family Wealth Planning Law; Probate Law; Taxation Law; Pension and Profit Sharing Law; Asset Protection Law; Trusts Law; Wills Law; General Corporate Law; Employee Benefits/Executive Compensation Law

Admitted: 1973, Texas
Law School: Law School:University of Texas at Austin, J.D.
Member: Dallas (Member, Sections on: Employee Benefits, Tax and Probate; Council member, Employee Benefits Section, 1995-1997) and American (Member, Committees on: Employee Benefits, Personal Service Organizations, Tax Section) Bar Associations; State Bar of Texas (Member: Sections on: Tax and Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law; Employee Benefits Committee); Dallas Estate Planning Council; Dallas Benefits Society, Inc.
Biography: Phi Delta Phi; Order of the Coif; Chancellors; Phi Kappa Phi; Beta Gamma Sigma; Beta Alpha Psi. Executive Editor, Texas Law Review, 1972-1973. Certified Public Accountant, Texas, 1970. Former Member, 1973-1991 and Partner, 1979-1991, Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld.
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas


Robert (“Bob”) M. Herman primarily practices in estate planning, family wealth planning, probate, tax, and employee benefits/executive compensation. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin where he received a BBA (with honors and emphasis in accounting), an MBA, and a JD (with high honors). He was also selected to Chancellors, Order of the Coif, and the Texas Law Review. Bob taught accounting while he was working on his MBA. In addition to his law license, Bob has been a Texas licensed CPA since 1970.

Bob has more than eighteen years of experience practicing law with, and was formerly a partner of, Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer and Feld.

Bob is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Legal Board of Specialization. He is also a member of the Texas Academy of Probate and Trust Lawyers.

Bob has been selected as a Texas Super Lawyer in estate planning/trusts every year since 2003 by the publishers of Texas Monthly, selected for over ten years in the Best Lawyers in America in the specialty of Employee Benefits Law, and designated with an AV preeminent rating  recognizing that Bob possesses the highest standards in both his ethical behavior and quality of his legal work for over thirty years.

Bob is a member of the American Bar Association and State Bar of Texas.  He is member of the Tax Sections of the ABA, State Bar of Texas, and the Dallas Bar.  Bob is also a member of the Dallas Estate Planning Council (Member of Board of Governors 2011-2012), Estate Planning Council of Southwestern Medical Foundation, and the Probate, Tax and the Employee Benefits Sections of the Dallas Bar.  He has also been a Council Member of the Employee Benefits Section of the Dallas Bar Association.