Ben Fedorko focuses on all aspects of trust, estate and philanthropic planning and administration for individuals and families. Ben advises clients on estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxes as well as the implementation and administration of complex estate planning structures, including charitable planning and administration of family foundations and other nonprofit organizations. He particularly focuses on estate and succession planning for family-owned and other closely held businesses. Additionally, Ben represents corporate and individual fiduciaries and beneficiaries in trust and estate matters.
Ben frequently works with clients who have unique family dynamics to craft solutions for potential beneficiaries who struggle with addiction or who otherwise have failed to demonstrate the ability to responsibly manage wealth. An important part of his practice involves counseling clients in order to balance the desire to preserve and efficiently administer wealth with the desire to leave wealth to future generations in a manner that encourages productivity and positive decision making.
Ben also has experience in general corporate and securities matters, including a wide range of public and private merger and acquisition transactions, joint venture formations, venture capital investment structures and other corporate governance matters.
Ben received his law degree, summa cum laude, from South Texas College of Law Houston, where he was a recipient of the Dean’s Academic Merit Scholarship and graduated ranked 4th of 238 graduates. In law school, he also served on the South Texas Law Review. At Texas A&M University, Ben received his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from the Mays Business School and a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from The Bush School of Government & Public Service.
Ben is a fourth generation Houstonian and he and his wife, Laura, are members at Bayou City Fellowship.
Professional Activities, Memberships & Affiliations
- Houston Estate and Financial Forum
- Houston Bar Association - Probate, Trusts and Estate Section
- Houston Young Lawyers Association