McGinnis Lochridge is pleased to announce that the firm has elected Emily Franco to the partnership, effective January 1, 2024.

Franco is a member of the firm’s Wealth Preservation and Estate Planning practice group. Her practice focuses on advising clients on the full range of estate planning and probate issues, including wills, trusts and powers of attorney.

“We are thrilled to welcome Emily to the partnership as she is a valued member of our wealth preservation team, ” said Doug Dodds, the firm’s managing partner. “She is dedicated to providing impeccable service and value to our clients, and we look forward to her future contributions to the firm.”

Franco is active in local Austin legal associations, including the Estate and Planning Council of Central Texas and the Travis County Women Lawyers Association.

“Emily is a true asset to our practice group and this is a well-deserved promotion,” said Doug Paul, the firm’s Wealth Preservation and Estate Planning practice group leader. “She has a deep understanding of the nuances of wealth management law that she leverages every day for our clients. We’re excited to see what’s next for her.”

Franco earned her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law and her undergraduate degree from Rice University.

About McGinnis Lochridge

With offices in Austin, Houston, Dallas and Decatur, Texas, McGinnis Lochridge provides legal counsel on business and financial matters, as well as advocates for clients before administrative agencies, at the State Capitol and in courthouses across Texas and throughout the Southwest. For more than 90 years, the firm has been serving clients in many areas, including oil and gas, electric energy, employment and labor, trust and estate planning, land use, water, and environmental and real estate, among others. The firm has received top-tier rankings in Chambers USA, Texas Lawyer, Martindale-Hubbell and others.

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