Douglas J. Paul, J.D.

Partner

Austin Office
303 Colorado Street, Suite 2550
Austin, Texas 78701
Houston Office
2800 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 4100
Houston, Texas 77056
dpaul@theblumfirm.com
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Assistant

Cecili Wade
512-579-4060
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Douglas J. Paul, J.D., a Partner at The Blum Firm, completed his J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law.  He earned his M.B.A. with a concentration in accounting and internal audit from the Louisiana State University School of Business and his B.A. in Government from the University of Texas at Austin.  Mr. Paul focuses his practice on estate planning through the use of trusts, family business entities, and life insurance. His experience includes charitable planning, asset protection planning, and planning to mitigate transfer tax and income tax.  Doug teaches an Estate Planning course for UT’s Financial Planning Certificate Program. Prior to joining The Blum Firm, Mr. Paul worked as the Director of Advanced Planning for the Wiewel Law Firm in Austin.

Education & Accreditations

  • University of North Carolina School of Law (2004)
    JD
  • Louisiana State University School of Business (2003)
    M.B.A. with a concentration in accounting and internal audit
  • University of Texas at Austin (1997)
    B.A. in Government
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Admitted to the North Carolina State Bar
  • Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law
    Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Honors & Awards

  • Instructor for Estate Planning with the Certified Financial Planning Program at University of Texas at Austin
  • Distinguished Instructor – University of Texas at Austin (2010)

Professional Memberships & Designations

  • Austin chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals – President
  • Austin chapter of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors – Past Board Member

Publications & Speeches

  • Speaker: Austin Financial Planners Association, Texas Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, Victoria Estate Planning Council, National Business Institute-CPA/CLE, Austin Chapter of CPAs.

Community Service & Personal Interests

  • Doug has two daughters (Selby and Eliza) and one son (Carter).