Eric Reis is a full-time law professor at the University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law, where he focuses primarily on tax and related topics. He is also a past chair of the Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law section of the State Bar of Texas and a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

In addition to serving as a professor, Mr. Reis is a business attorney in Holland & Knight's Dallas office. He focuses his practice on novel or unusually complex matters related to estate planning, probate, charitable planned giving and tax-exempt organizations.

Mr. Reis is Board Certified in both Tax Law and Estate Planning & Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.


  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., with honors
  • Harvard University, A.B., cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Texas
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Dallas Bar Association, Probate, Trusts and Estates Section, Council Member, 2021-Present
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow, 2010-Present
  • Southern Methodist University (SMU) Dedman School of Law, Adjunct Professor, 2020-2021
  • Texas A&M University School of Law, Adjunct Professor, 2019-2021
  • State Bar of Texas, Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law Section, Chair, 2019-2020; previously Secretary, Treasurer and Council member, and Chair of the section's Decedents' Estates Committee
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Trusts and Estates, 2010-2024
  • Texas Super Lawyers magazine, 2003-2004, 2012-2023
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, Tax: Trusts & Estates, 2020-2021
  • Dallas Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year, The Best Lawyers in America guide, 2018
  • Best Lawyers Under 40 in Dallas, D Magazine, 2004, 2006


Speaking Engagements