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

Founder and Managing Partner

Fort Worth Office
777 Main Street, Suite 550
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
Dallas Office
300 Crescent Court, Suite 1350
Dallas, Texas 75201
Austin Office
303 Colorado Street, Suite 2550
Austin, Texas 78701
mblum@theblumfirm.com
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Executive Assistant

Cathy “Cat” Parks Bardin
817-334-0066
cbardin@theblumfirm.com
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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. Marvin is board certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law. New York’s Worth magazine named Marvin 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 and income tax. Marvin 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 Marvin 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. Marvin 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. He serves as Treasurer of the Texas Cultural Trust and Presiding Chair of the Multicultural Alliance. He previously served as Treasurer of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra for 42 years.

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

Honors & Awards

  • Recipient of Multicultural Alliance Humanitarian Award (2016)
  • Recipient of Outstanding Advisor Award – Fort Worth Metro Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (2021)
  • 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, 2011-2020); Dallas/Fort Worth Region (2008, 2010-2020)
  • “Texas Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters (2003-2020)
  • Recognized by 360 West magazine as a Top Attorney (2018)
  • 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 Tax Law (2001-2017) and Probate, Estates and Trusts (2001-2020)
  • 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

  • Member, The University of Texas Law School’s Alumni Association Executive Committee
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Committee for Trusts & Estates Magazine
  • Member, Texas Society of CPAs/Fort Worth Chapter; Former Vice President; Former Chair of Continuing Education Committee
  • Faculty Member, Texas School of Trust Banking (1984-1999)
  • Special Master, Tarrant County Probate Court No. 1
  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)
  • Member, Purposeful Planning Institute

Publications & Speeches

  • Published: Trusts & Estates Magazine, 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, Nautilus Navigator
  • 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

  • Treasurer, Texas Cultural Trust
  • Presiding Chair, The Multicultural Alliance
  • Director, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Board
  • Director, TIGER 21 National Board
  • Member, University of Texas Chancellor’s Council
  • Member, University of Texas Littlefield Society
  • Honorary Lifetime Member, Trinity Valley School Board of Trustees
  • Former Treasurer, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (1979-2021)
  • Former President, Trinity Valley School Board of Trustees (1998-2003)
  • Former Secretary/Treasurer and Director, Pat and Emmitt Smith Charities
  • Former Director, B Sharp Youth Music Program Board
  • Former Director, Van Cliburn Foundation Board
  • Former Director, Cook Children’s Medical Center Board
  • Former Art Exhibition Chairman, Pastel Society of the Southwest
  • Award Winning Pastel Artist