Marvin E. Blum, J.D., C.P.A.

Founder and Managing Partner

Fort Worth Office
777 Main Street, Suite 700
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
mblum@theblumfirm.com
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Executive Assistant

Cathy “Cat” Parks Bardin
817-334-0066
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Marvin E. Blum, J.D., C.P.A., Founder and Managing Partner of The Blum Firm, P.C., received his J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law graduating 2nd in his class and his B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin graduating 1st in his class. Mr. Blum is board certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law. New York’s Worth magazine named Mr. Blum to their prestigious list of “Nation’s Top 100 Attorneys.” He has been quoted by The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times for his expertise on the estate tax. Mr. Blum twice had the honor of asking questions to Warren Buffett at Berkshire-Hathaway Annual Meetings, attracting international media attention. The Fort Worth Business Press honored him as a “Power Attorney.” He was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America. Thomson Reuters has included Mr. Blum in their list of Top 100 Super Lawyers for the State of Texas, and Fort Worth, Texas magazine has consistently recognized him as one of Tarrant County’s Top Attorneys in Tax Law and in Probate, Estates and Trusts. He was President of the Board of Trustees of Trinity Valley School from 1998-2003 and was awarded an Honorary Lifetime Membership to the Board of Trustees in 2007. Mr. Blum serves as a Treasurer of Texas Cultural Trust and the Miss America Organization and is currently serving in his 36th year as Treasurer of the Fort Worth Symphony.

Education & Accreditations

  • University of Texas (1975)
    B.B.A. in Accounting with Highest Honors
    Graduated first in class
    Ernst & Ernst Outstanding Student in Accounting
  • University of Texas School of Law (1978)
    J.D. with High Honors
    Graduated second in class
    Prentice-Hall Outstanding Student in Taxation
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law
    Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Honors & Awards

  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America© – Trusts & Estates (2015-present)
  • The Blum Firm, P.C. received the Professional Advisor of the Year award from the Community Foundation of North Texas (2014)
  • One of the Nation’s Top 100 Attorneys – Named by Worth magazine in the December/January 2009 issue
  • “Top 100 Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters
    State of Texas (2006, 2007, 2011-2016)
    Dallas/Fort Worth Region (2008, 2010-2016)
  • “Texas Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters (2003-2016)
  • Recognized by Thomson Reuters as a FIVE STAR Wealth Manager for “Best in Client Satisfaction”
  • Named by D Magazine as one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas in the area of Trusts & Estates (2012-2013)
  • One of only twelve designated as a “2010 Power Attorney” in Tarrant County – Named by the Fort Worth Business Press
  • Recognized by Fort Worth, Texas magazine as one of Tarrant County’s Top Attorneys in both Tax Law and Probate, Estates and Trusts (2001-2016)
  • The Wall Street Journal selected Mr. Blum as one of eight national advisors to provide estate planning commentary (Sept. 20, 2010)
  • One of Tarrant County’s Top 100 Lawyers – Named by Fort Worth Business Press
  • TSCPA/Fort Worth – Outstanding Speaker Designation

Professional Memberships & Designations

  • Editorial Advisory Committee for Trusts & Estates Magazine
  • Texas Society of CPAs/Fort Worth Chapter
    Served as Vice President and Chair of Continuing Education
  • Texas School of Trust Banking
    Faculty Member 1984-1999
  • Tarrant County Probate Court No. 1 – Special Master
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel – Fellow
  • Family Office Exchange (FOX) – Advisor Member
  • Young Presidents Organization – Strategic Resource (2012-2015)

Publications & Speeches

  • Published: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Texas Law Review, Fort Worth Business Press, Executive Legal Advisor (a Texas Lawyer publication), Journal for the Life Underwriter
  • Speaker: TSCPA State Conferences, State Bar of Texas, American Bankers Association, Texas Bankers Association, Tarrant County Bar Association, Fort Worth Chapter of CPAs

Community Service & Personal Interests

  • Trinity Valley School – President of Board of Trustees, 1998 – 2003;
    Honorary Lifetime Membership to the Board of Trustees, 2007
  • Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra – Treasurer, 1979 – present
  • The Multicultural Alliance (formerly NCCJ – National Conference of Christians and Jews) – Treasurer; former Board Chair
  • Pat and Emmitt Smith Charities – Secretary/Treasurer and one of three Board Members (along with Emmitt and Pat Smith) (a public charity devoted to creating opportunities for underserved children)
  • Texas Cultural Trust – Treasurer
  • Miss America Organization – Treasurer
  • TIGER 21 – Member of National Board of Directors
  • B Sharp Youth Music Program – Member of Board of Directors
  • University of Texas Chancellor’s Council
  • University of Texas Littlefield Society
  • Van Cliburn Foundation – Former Board Member
  • Cook Children’s Medical Center – Former Board Member
  • Pastel Society of the Southwest – Art Exhibition Chairman,
    Award-Winning Pastel Artist