Chris Carns

9 months ago

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Chris has been a partner at Cabana Law Group since 2016, where he focuses his practice on corporate and real estate transactions, estate and gift tax planning, and probate. Clients ranging from individuals to entire multi-generational families turn to him for counsel in structuring their business/investment ventures, as well as their estates, in order to ensure that their assets will be properly protected, and ultimately transferred to future generations in the most tax-efficient manner.

Chris graduated cum laude from the SMU Dedman School of Law, where he was a member of the Dean’s honor roll and Chief Counsel of the Child Advocacy Clinic. 

Prior to law school, Chris received his B.B.A. in Management and Operations, with a minor in Finance, from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas in Austin, where he was a member of the Gamma Beta Phi Honors Society, the Brass Ring Honors Consulting Program, and an intern for the Texas House of Representatives 78th Legislature.   

In addition, Chris authored the following published articles:

Christopher Carns, Melissa Reinhard, & Adam Seidel, Lizcano v. State: Appealing to the Public, Dallas Bar Association, Sept. 11, 2009

Christopher Carns, Avoiding the Now Ubiquitous Will or Trust Contest, Headnotes, Dallas Bar Association, December 2015

Chris is from Tyler, Texas, and he currently resides in Prosper, Texas with his wife, Jessica, and three children, Hudson, Campbell, and Crosby.


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