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Michael Bourland
Bourland, Wall & Wenzel, P.C.

Mr. Bourland is the founding shareholder of Bourland, Wall & Wenzel, P.C., a Fort Worth law firm which represents individuals, closely held and family businesses, professional practices and charitable organizations within its areas of legal practice.

Mr. Bourland's practice is directed to business, tax, estate planning, probate, charitable entity and charitable giving law.


Guest lecturer in Estate Planning at Baylor University School of Law, Baylor University School of Business, Southern Methodist University School of Law, University of Texas School of Law, and The Center for American and International Law.

Speaks regularly throughout the United States on subjects within his practice areas at seminars conducted by, among others, American Bar Association, American Law Institute-American Bar Association, Texas Bar Association, Texas Society of CPAs and Notre Dame, Duke and Tulane Universities.

Speaks regularly to churches and church leaders on the creation of church foundations.

Contributes on subjects within his practice areas to publications including the New York Times, Nation's Business, Business Week and Money magazine.

Co-author of Keeping Your Church Out of Court, first and second editions.


Capt., JAGC, USAF, 1970-1975


Estate Planning & Probate
Asset Protection Planning
Charitable Gift Planning
Estate Planning
Estate, Gift, and Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Planning
Family Business Succession Planning
Family Limited Partnerships
Fiduciary Representation
Income Tax Planning for Estates and Trusts
IRA Pension Beneficiary Planning
Life Insurance Planning
Probate & Estate Administration
Trust Planning
Wealth Migration Planning

Business Planning
Business Reorganizations
Business Succession Planning
Choice of Business Entity & Planning
Disadvantaged Business Entity & Minority/Women Owned Business Entity Planning & Certification
Family Limited Partnerships
General Business Advisement
Risk, Liability, and Insurance Planning
Shareholder Agreements

Exempt Organizations
Charitable Gift Planning
Testamentary Charitable Gifts, Charitable Gift Annuities
Charitable Trusts

Oil & Gas
Oil and Gas Tax

Tax Planning
1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges
Corporate Tax
Deferred Compensation Planning
Entity Combinations/Divisions
Individual Tax Planning
Margin Tax Planning
Oil and Gas Tax


Born in Fort Worth, Texas
B.A. Baylor University
J.D. Baylor University
LL.M. in Taxation, University of Miami, Florida


Admitted: 1969, Texas
1970, U.S. Court of Military Appeals
1974, U.S. Supreme Court
1975, U.S. Claims Court
1975, U.S. Tax Court
1978, U.S. District Court
Northern District of Texas
Board Certified: Estate Planning and Probate Law - Texas Board of Legal Specialization


American Bar Association
State Bar of Texas (Member: Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Council-Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section, 1992-1996)
Tarrant County Bar Association (Director, 1987-1989)
Tarrant County Probate Bar Association
Fort Worth Business and Estate Council (Chair, 1992-1993)
Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel


Michael Bourland


Bourland, Wall & Wenzel P.C.
Telephone: 817.877.1088
Fax: 817.877.1636