Charles A. Crocker

Charles A. Crocker is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is Of Counsel to MoyerPatton.

Areas of Practice

Wills, trusts and estates; estate and gift taxation; personal income taxation

Admitted to Practice

All Texas courts; United States Tax Court; United States Court of Claims; United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Seminars and Speeches

  • Summary Proceedings; South Texas College of Law Wills and Probate Institute; 1994.
  • Avoiding Dependent Administration; University of Houston School of Law Wills and Probate Institute; 2000, 2003, 2006
  • Texas Probate: Beyond the Basics; National Business Institute; 1994
  • Family Limited Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies in Texas; National Business Institute; 1998
  • Family Limited Partnerships; Amarillo Estate Planning Council; 1998

Representative Cases

  • Wilmington Trust Co. v. U. S., 1985, C.A.Fed., 753 F.2d 1055.
  • Estate of Dan J. Harrison, Jr., v. C. I. R., 1987, U. S. Tax Court, T. C. Memo 1987-8.

Representative Clients

  • Estate of Carol Masterson
  • Estate of Harris Masterson III
  • Estate of Bert F. Winston, Jr.
  • Estate of Harry B. Gordon, Jr.
  • Salient Trust Company, LTA

Undergraduate Degree

Texas Technological College, BBA (Accounting) 1962

Law Degree

University of Texas , LLB, 1965

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • American Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Houston Estate and Financial Forum (Director 1976-1980)
  • Certified Public Accountant (1973-2010)