Kathleen Ford Bay Esq.


A partner at Lippincott Phelan Veidt PLLC in Austin, Texas, Kathleen Ford Bay represents individuals with questions and issues related to their own Wills and, when helpful to the clients, revocable management trusts, and related planning for potential disability and documents like financial powers of attorney, medical powers of attorney, and living wills. Kathleen is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Kathleen's practice focuses on Estate and Disability Planning; Probate Law; Elder Law; Trusts & Estates; Federal, Estate, and Gift Taxation; Guardianships; and Fiduciary Defense and Disputes (often representing the beneficiary of an estate or the trustee who wants to obtain information and understand the administration of the estate or trust). With proper tax planning, she assists individuals in minimizing and even avoiding estate and gift taxes. Kathleen also represents non-profit organizations, primarily 501(c)(3) charities, in their everyday dealings (contracts, insurance, etc.), their dealings with the state (franchise and sales tax exemptions), and Federal government (recognition and maintenance of tax-exempt status, unrelated business taxable income, etc.)

J.D., The University of Texas at Austin, (1979) high honors, Order of the Coif (Top Ten Class Rank)
B.A., English & Behavioral Sciences, Rice University (1974)


Kathleen Ford Bay is a member of the Bloomberg BNA Estate Tax Advisory Board.