Leah Davis

Partner

500 S Taylor, Suite 900, Amarillo, Texas 79101 | (806) 358-8116

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Practice Areas

Estate Planning | Probate | Trust Administration Matters| Estate and Gift Tax Planning | Estate and Gift Tax Returns | General Business Matters | Business Entity Formation | Business Succession Planning | Non-Profit and Tax Exempt Organizations


Estate Planning - Preparation of wills and trusts.

Trust Administration Matters - Including the representation of individuals and trust departments in estate and trust administration matters, and more.

Estate and Gift Tax Planning - Planning and preparation of sophisticated estate and gift planning tools including: Bypass Trusts, Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts (GRATs), Intentionally Defective Grantor Trusts, Charitable Trusts, and more.

Estate and Gift Tax Returns - Preparation and filing of Federal Estate and Gift Tax Returns including portability filings.

General Business Matters - Various business agreements, advice and counsel.

Business Entity Formation - Preparation and structuring of Corporations, S Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, Limited Partnerships, General Partnerships, Processional Corporations and Associations, and Joint Venture Agreements.

Business Succession Planning - Preparation of Buy-Sell Agreements, Shareholder Agreements and more.

Non-Profit and Tax Exempt Organizations - Public charity vs. Private Foundation, IRS Form 1023, and more.

Biography

Education:

B.A. – Azusa Pacific University, CA (summa cum laude), 2001

J.D. - Washington & Lee University School of Law, VA, 2005

Admissions:

Texas, 2005

Kansas 2012

Work History:

Principal - Law Offices of Leah Davis, PLLC 2017

Director of Justice Initiatives - ALARM (African Leadership and Reconciliation Ministries), Dallas, TX 2012-2017

Legal Fellow - International Justice Mission, South Asia 2011

Attorney - Thompson & Knight, LLP, Dallas, TX 2005-2010

Professional Memberships and Associations:

State Bar of Texas

Kansas Bar Association

Amarillo Area Bar Association

Southwest Kansas Bar Association

Amarillo Area Estate Planning Council

Amarillo Area Women's Bar Association

Texas Bar College

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

Christian Legal Society

Senior Ambassadors Coalition

Society of Financial Service Professionals

Community Involvement:

Leah and her husband serve in various ministries at their church, Harvest Christian Fellowship.

United Way of Amarillo and Canyon  - Professional Advisory Committee

WTAMU Foundation – Professional Advisory Committee

ALARM Justice Advocates Council – President

Personal:

Leah moved to the Texas Panhandle in the summer of 2016 after marrying a local farmer. Having grown up on a farm in Southwest Kansas, moving to the Panhandle felt a lot like moving home – friendly people, wide-open spaces, and magnificent sunsets. Leah focuses on elder law, which includes estate planning, probate, Medicaid planning, and special needs trusts. She chose this practice area because she walked through the estate planning process with friends and family, which included establishing a special needs trust for her own brother. She understands the long-term emotional and financial concerns of families who are wrestling with how best to care for their most vulnerable members.