Porter & Hedges, LLP

Porter Hedges is a full-service Houston-based law firm founded in 1981. We are one of the ten largest Houston-based firms and among the largest in Texas. Our team includes business and trial lawyers experienced in a wide range of legal services across a broad spectrum of industries. We are known for handling sophisticated transactions and complex litigation on behalf of a diverse group of clients in established and growing industries. We represent public and private companies and are recognized for both the depth of our experience and the ability to meet our clients’ business objectives. Our team has particular experience in energy transactions, corporate M&A, commercial litigation, banking and finance, bankruptcy, and construction law.

Porter Hedges' practices and lawyers are consistently ranked among industry leaders. As a firm, Porter Hedges was selected by The National Law Journal as one of only 20 firms from across the U.S. for inclusion in its "Midsize Hot List" in 2010 and 2012. This list recognizes firms with between 50 and 150 attorneys who rank among the best at spotting emerging trends, providing cost efficient service, and establishing long-lasting client relationships.

Bill Rasmussen is a partner with the wealth preservation section of Porter Hedges. His practice involves all aspects of wealth preservation planning, encompassing wills and trust agreements, estate, gift and income tax planning, probate and trust administration, marital property agreements, asset preservation, and related business planning. Mr. Rasmussen also assists clients with the formation and administration of private foundations and other tax-exempt entities, and works with individual clients to integrate their charitable goals with the transfer of family wealth to succeeding generations.

Estate administration and trust administration are also central to Mr. Rasmussen's practice, which encompasses post-mortem tax planning, estate taxation, fiduciary income taxation, guiding executors through the probate and estate administration process, and advising trustees on a wide range of trust administration matters.

Mr. Rasmussen is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He was selected for inclusion in Texas Rising Stars in Estate Planning and Probate in 2007 and 2010.

Contact Porter & Hedges, LLP

William B. Rasmussen
1000 Main Street
36th Floor
Houston, Texas  77002
Phone: 713.226.6693
Fax: 713.226.6293


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