Ytterberg Deery Knull LLP

The attorneys of Ytterberg Deery Knull LLP provide individuals and families and their fiduciaries with legal strategy and meaningful solutions for some of life's most sensitive and important issues. Our professional services are tailored specifically to the needs of each client, with the goals of transferring wealth to future generations, avoiding excessive taxes, and fostering family harmony.

Founding partner Alan Ytterberg concentrates his practice on assisting high net worth individuals and families with all aspects of wealth planning and management including trusts and estate matters, with an emphasis on complicated or controverted trust and probate matters. He also represents individual and corporate fiduciaries and beneficiaries of trusts and estates.

Alan has extensive experience working with individuals and families requiring advice and assistance with international trust issues. Additionally, Alan assists wealthy families through the complex rules and regulations of establishing and running family offices and private trust companies.


  • Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law—Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Partner, Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P., Houston, 1994-2008
  • Associate, Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P., Houston, 1985-1994
  • Admitted to Bar: Texas, 1985
  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D., honors, 1985
  • Baylor University, B.B.A., honors, 1982


  • State Bar of Texas
    • Real Property, Probate and Trust Section (Probate Code Committee 1991-1992)
    • Taxation Section
  • American Bar Association
    •  Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
  • Houston Bar Association
    • Probate, Trusts and Estates Section, Former Chair
  • Houston Estate and Financial Forum
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • Texas Academy of Probate and Trust Lawyers


  • Best Lawyers in America, Trust and Estates and Non-Profit/Charities Law (2005 - Present)
  • Texas Super Lawyer,Estate Planning/trusts Law, Texas Monthly magazine (2003 - Present)


  • The Private Trust Company Solution, June, 2010
  • The Specter Of SEC Regulation Of Family Offices, January, 2011
  • Managing Private Wealth Through A Private Trust Company, April, 2011


  • Memorial Hermann Hospital System, Houston, Texas
    • Director (2005-2012)
    • Community Relations Committee (2013-Present)
    • System Quality Committee (2013-Present)
  • TIRR Memorial Hermann, Houston, Texas, Director (2005-2012), Chairman (2005-2009)
  • TIRR Hospital, Houston, Texas, Director (1998-2005), Chairman (2003-2005)
  • TIRR Foundation, Houston, Texas, Director (2005-Present), Chairman (2005-2008)
  • Agape Development Ministries, Director (2004-2012)
  • Baylor University Alumni Association, Director (1994-1997, 2009-2012)
  • West University Little League, Houston, Texas, Director (2000-2003)
  • West University Baptist Church, former Chairman of the Deacons

Contact Ytterberg Deery Knull LLP

Alan V. Ytterberg
3555 Timmons Lane, Suite 1000
Houston, Texas  77027
Phone: 713-980-7701
Fax: 713-980-7799


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Texas

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