Duncan Elliott Osborne
Domestic estate planning, taxation, business planning, estate and trust administration, international wealth planning, litigation, charitable planning, and real estate

The design and implementation of complex wealth transfer and preservation plans are central to the practice of Osborne, Helman, Knebel & Deleery, L.L.P. The firm’s attorneys have extensive experience in all areas of advanced wealth transfer and preservation planning. This experience includes managing and coordinating the intricate needs of the very wealthy and addressing the complex tax and business issues involved in business succession planning. In the implementation phase, the firm prepares all documents and transfer tax returns incident to this type of planning, often working in conjunction with clients’ other counsel and certified public accountants. The firm’s attorneys also have extensive experience in all areas of business entity planning, including the formation and administration of corporations, limited liability companies, and limited partnerships.

Fellow - American College of Trust & Estate Counsel

Duncan Elliott Osborne
Osborne, Helman, Knebel & Deleery LLP
301 Congress Ave #1910
Austin TX 78767-0189
Tel: 512 542-2010; 512 542-2000
Fax: 512 542-2011
E-mail: deosborne@ohkdlaw.com

Practice Areas
* Domestic Estate & Business Planning
* International Wealth Planning

Mr. Osborne is a partner of Osborne, Helman, Knebel & Deleery, L.L.P. His core practice is domestic and international estate planning with an emphasis on asset protection planning. A former adjunct professor of law at The University of Texas School of Law, Mr. Osborne devotes significant energy to lecturing and writing in his practice areas as well as helping clients with regard to all aspects of their estate planning. He is a frequent author and lecturer on estate planning topics and has made presentations and published articles both domestically and internationally on the subjects of offshore trusts and asset protection planning. One of the pioneers in the field of asset protection, Mr. Osborne conceived and was the original editor and a contributing author of the four-volume treatise, Asset Protection: Domestic and International Law and Tactics, published by West Group in 1995 (a loose leaf service updated quarterly). He was also the founding chair of the American Bar Association's Asset Protection Committee. Mr. Osborne is retained by foreign governments and financial institutions to advise them on trust and tax issues. He has also been called upon to serve as an expert witness on both sides of the docket in cases involving asset protection planning.
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