MICHAEL C. RIDDLE – OWNER

Michael C. Riddle began his practice of law as a gift and estate tax attorney for the Internal Revenue Service. He graduated from the University of Houston Law School in 1972 and in 1991 became board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Estate Planning and Probate. Mike Riddle has been a guest speaker for the White House Conference on Aging and he spoke before the International Association of Financial Planners in Washington, D.C. He has been guest speaker for 24 years on Christian radio station KHCB 105.7. He is the Managing Partner of Riddle & Akiens, LLP and has been practicing law in Harris County and surrounding counties for almost 30 years. He is the Parlamentarian and Chair of the Finance Committee of the Harris County Republican Party. Mike has three grown children and lives in the Tomball area. He is a member of Champion Forest Baptist Church, where he serves as a Sunday school teacher. Mike is married to Texas State representative Debbie Riddle.

EXPERIENCE:

Board Certified in Probate and Estate Planning by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization Former Gift and Estate Tax Attorney for IRS

PRACTICE AREAS:

Estate Planning
Estate Administration
Charitable Organizations and Trusts
Asset Protection
Estate Tax Litigation
Business Planning

EDUCATION:

1972 J.D. University of Houston Law School
1969 B.S. University of Houston

MEMBERSHIP:

Houston NW Bar Association
State Bar of Texas
Attorneys in Tax and Probate

HONORS:

2009-2012 Five Star Wealth Manager: Best in Client Satisfaction as seen in Texas Monthly
2006-2015 Named one of Houston’s Top Lawyers, H Texas Magazine
2005-2014 Named Lawyer for the People, H Texas Magazine

PUBLISHED CASES:

Estate of Dailey v. Commissioner, 82 T.C.M. 710 (U.S.Tax Ct.2001).
Estate of Smith v. Commissioner, 198 F.3d 515 (5th Cir. 1999), rev’g, 108 T.C. 412 (1997)

HONORS:

2009-2012 Five Star Wealth Manager: Best in Client Satisfaction as seen in Texas Monthly, September 2009
2006-2012 Named one of Houston’s Top Lawyers, H Texas Magazine June 2007
2005-2012 Named Lawyer for the People, H Texas Magazine January 2007

PUBLISHED WORKS/SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:

Frequent guest on the “Vital Issues in the Christian Home” program on KHCB
Monthly Guest on the MaxOut Savings Show with Ted Geoca AM 740 KTRH
“The Future of Family Limited Partnerships in Estate Planning'” Presented to the American Women’s Society of CPA’s’ February 4′ 2006
“Choice of Business Entity in Texas'” Houston Business and Tax Law Journal’ Volume 4′ 2004
“Choice of Business Entity in Texas'” Presented at the 2003 Accounting Expo Sponsored by the TSCPA Foundation’ April 22′ 2003

PERSONAL:

Parlamentarian for Harris County Republican Party
Board Member, Planned Giving Council of Houston
Board Member, Boy Scouts of America, Sam Houston Area Council
Married to State Representative Debbie Riddle
Father of three children: The Honorable Tamorah Christine Butts, Dr. Michael C. Riddle, Jr. and David Riddle
Sunday School Teacher at Champions Forest Baptist Church North Campus

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