PROBATE * WILLS * BUSINESS * COLLABORATIVE FAMILY
If you have a loss of loved one, CD can help you navigate the winding path through probating a will or working through an administartion of an estate if your loved one passed without a will. From matters of estates, drafting wills and trusts or drafting durable powers of attorneys and directives to physicians; we will work with you as changes occur in your life and family to address your needs and prepare for the future.
Brett Christiansen’s practice is focused on Probate and Estate Planning: Probate with a Will or without a Will, Draft Wills, Powers of Attoney, Medical Directives, Living Wills, Trusts; Family Law: Divorce, Complex Property Division, Custody, Support, Premarital Agreements, Adoption; LGBT Issues; Business: Business Entity Formation, Mergers and Acquisitions; Contract Drafting and Review; Technology Contracts; Software Licensing.
Prior to practicing law, Brett practiced as a Certified Public Accountant CPA in the auditing practice of Coopers & Lybrand. Brett received his Juris Doctorate from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in 1999 and his BBA, Accounting from Baylor University in 1991. In 2018, Brett received an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell.
Brett is an active member of the State Bar of Texas, serving as the 2018-2019 Chair of the Collaborative Law Section and a Board Member of the LGBT Law Section.
Brett is an active member of the Dallas Bar Association, serving as the Treasurer of the Collaborative Law section and a member of the Probate and Estate PLanning and Family Law Sections.
Brett is an active member of the Galveston County Bar.
Brett is the President of the Dallas LGBT Bar Association.
Christiansen Davis attorneys have been or worked alongside CEOs, CFOs, VPs and VIPs from companies of all sizes in virtually every industry. We use this experience to see the big picture, partnering with our clients in business matters from initial formation to final dissolution and all stages and phases in between.
Our collective experience reaches into the courtroom and around the world. We bring a wealth of expertise to every case we handle -- and we will aggressively pursue the best outcome possible. But what you will value most about us is how we value you.
That may sound like a unique perspective for a law firm. It is.
I enjoy assiting families of all kinds through transition. Sometimes the transaition may be estate planning and will drafting making plans for the future. Other times that transition may be saying goodbye to a loved one and working through the business side of death. At each of these major life events, I enjoty being there to help my clients navigate through certain trecherous pitfalls that may lie ahead - just out of site.
I am fortunate to be a trained Collaborative Law attorney. I can provide you information on a relativbely new approach to dispute resolution. One that may say you time, money and most importantly..relationships. Many times relationships are the collateral damage of litigation. Ask your Christiansen Davis Attorney about the possiblity of the Collaborative Process to resolve your matter.
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My process is to meet with each potential new client personally and gain a full understanding of their current issue, their concerns and most importantly their goals. I offer a free consultation to help make certain that we are the right fit for your particular matter.
‘After the initial Consultation, together we will make a decision if we proceed to entering the attorney-client relationship to proceed.
Accounting Baylor Univeristy, Waco Tx
1999 Juris Doctorate
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law now Texas A&M University School of Law
1991 Texas Board Of Accountancy, Certified Public Accountant
1999 State Bar Of Texas, State Bar#24006439
2012 Collaborative Law - Training
Generally, Legal Services are provided on an hourly basis. A retainer is required for most matters.
Flat Fees may be offered on certain drafting projects where appropriate.
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