BE PREPARED, the motto of the Boy Scouts of America. In an effort to help Scouting families and supporters prepare for the future, the Endowment Committee of the Sam Houston Area Council, Boy Scouts of America is offering a free Wills & Trusts Seminar. Come learn about the benefits of having a Will or Trust and how having one could support your loved ones or organizations close to your heart. This educational seminar is provided as a service to our Scouting Friends. We do not solicit any gifts during or after this seminar.
Everyone is welcome to attend and welcome to invite their friends and neighbors. Andy Lewis will be conducting this free seminar as a community service for Scouting. Andy Lewis is a long time resident of Houston. He is a graduate of Houston’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and Rice University. Andy earned his law degree, with honors, from Tulane University and his Master’s in Business from Emory University. Andy is a partner in the law firm of Lewis & Lewis, Attorneys at Law, PLLC, where he specializes in estate planning and probate. With his business background, Andy also regularly assists family businesses in formation and planning. Andy is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is a regular speaker on topics relating to Estate Planning and Probate and is on the faculty of Rice University’s Glasscock School of Continuing Studies where he lectures on Estate Planning and Probate and Paralegal Studies. Andy has served on many professional organizations and is currently the President of Houston Attorneys in Tax and Probate. In addition to being an attorney, Andy has served in various roles in the courts and currently is an Associate Municipal Judge for the City of Houston. Andy is the proud father of a son and two daughters who are growing into fascinating young adults.
A Will is especially important if you want to decide where your belongings go. An up-to-date Will is an important document that everyone should have. Don’t go without having a Will. Without one, State law will determine what happens to your property. The state makes the choice. The state follows unalterable laws that will not consider your wishes and desires unless you have this important document. For the past three decades, 70% - 80% of Americans pass without having a will. Reasons why we avoid preparing the will. Reasons why you should consider a trust.
You can adjust your current Will with a Codicil. Join the Scouting Heritage Society by completing a Letter of Intent.
Please remember the Sam Houston Area Council, BSA in your Will, Trust, or estate plans. To learn more about this complimentary seminar on Wills, Trusts, and Bequests or to talk to someone, please contact Devin D. Koehler CFRE, Senior Development Director of Endowment and Capital, at (713) 756-3321 or via e-mail at Devin.Koehler@shac.org.