Michael Martin, - Eastates & Trusts
Martin Stilwell & Jones
Michael D. Martin is a licensed Texas attorney engaged in the general practice of law and is Board Certified in
Estate Planning and Probate by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. His post-graduate studies were done in
Estate Planning at The American University in Bryn Mawhr, PA. He received clinical training in Marriage and Family
Systems Therapy, as well as Organizational Dynamics and Consulting, at the Houston-Galveston Institute. He is a
member of the State Bar of Texas, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law, and Tax Sections, The Woodlands Bar
Associations and the American Bar Association.
Since January of 1991, Michael has provided legal, financial and tax counsel to affluent families with closely held
businesses, including tax, trust, estate and financial planning, as well as probate matters. He is licensed to practice in
the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Tax Court. Michael was counsel of record, along with colleagues Carol Cantrell
and Dr. Peter Rubin, in Knight v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, 128 S. Ct. 782 (2008), relating to the deductibility
of investment advisory fees by trustees of non-grantor trusts. He has published and authored various Continuing Legal
Education presentations and is actively engaged in charitable and community activities, including The Woodlands Bar
Association's Pro Bono "Wills for Heroes" Project and the Pavilion Partners.