Inaugural Class of 2009
Tom Houser is a senior shareholder in the firm’s trust and estate practice. Tom is a Fellow of the American College of Trusts & Estates Council (ACTEC), a national association of lawyers skilled and experienced in and committed to improving the fields of estate planning, probate and trust law, and is listed in Best Lawyers in America, Trusts and Estates.
Tom practices primarily in the fields of estate planning, business and succession planning and probate administration. He has a particular concentration on crafting comprehensive estate plans, addressing distributions from qualified plans and IRAs, and drafting irrevocable life insurance trusts and charitable remainder trusts. He is experienced with succession planning for closely held business interests including buy-sell agreements, non-compete agreements, stock purchase agreements, self-canceling installment notes and family limited partnerships. He also handles complex estate and trust administration.
Tom is a third generation lawyer. He was born and raised in Belmond, Iowa. Tom and his wife, Susan, have two children, Charlie and Clare.