Stacy Kelly is a private wealth services attorney in Holland & Knight's Houston office. Ms. Kelly represents trustees, administrators, executors, beneficiaries and guardians in litigation concerning trusts, wills, gifts, estates and guardianships. Her practice also includes probate administration, heirship proceedings, guardianship matters, estate planning and taxation. Ms. Kelly is a certified attorney ad litem and guardian ad litem for the probate courts.
Ms. Kelly is an experienced estate litigator and has handled high-profile estate contests, and she fully understands the complicated issues that surround estate litigation. With an intimate knowledge of the Texas Probate Court system, Ms. Kelly has represented parties in a broad range of litigated estate matters, such as heirship proceedings, contested accountings, disputes over business succession, gifts, competency and undue influence concerns in probate contests, simultaneous death issues and a spousal right of election.
In addition, Ms. Kelly handles matters involving breach of contract, suits to quiet title, Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Consumer Protection Act (DTPA), fraud, adverse possession, personal injury and appeals, including as a lead counsel before the U.S. Supreme Court in 2008.
Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Kelly was an attorney for a boutique probate law firm in Houston.
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