Practice Areas

Estate Planning & Probate

We take a comprehensive approach to each individual’s estate planning needs and then develop detailed strategies designed to accomplish our client's goals and allow for a smooth transition for loved ones.  We represent executors, administrators, and trustees in all aspects of estate and trust administration including seeking appointment, carrying out his or her duties, and all matters relating to the settlement of an estate and/or trust. We also represent beneficiaries relating to their interest in estates and trusts.


The Hoggatt Law Firm, PLLC offers a full spectrum of legal services to meet estate planning and probate needs including:

  • Probate & Estate Administration

  • Last Will & Testament

  • Powers of Attorney

  • Lifetime Charitable Giving Strategies

  • Marital Property Issues

  • Supplemental Estate Planning Ancillary Documents

  • Trusts

  • Estate Tax Planning, Income Trust Planning, and Asset Protection Strategies

Corporate & Business Law

We offer extensive knowledge related to issues that affect business transactions. We focus on the business objectives of our clients to help them achieve their goals by taking a complete view of all their needs and explaining the best available option. Whether our clients are forming and structuring a new business venture, growing and maintaining an established one, or seeking to reorganize existing ones, our attorneys have the experience to help our clients navigate through the ever-changing business landscape.



The Hoggatt Law Firm, PLLC provides representation and guidance in business matters such as:


  • Entity Selection

  • Business Organization & Structuring (LPs, LLPs, LLCs and others)

  • Corporate Governance

  • Corporate Restructuring

  • Shareholder/Member/Partner Agreements and Buy-Sell Agreements

  • Business Contracts



Alisa M. Hoggatt

Alisa M. Hoggatt concentrates her practice in estate planning and probate law, business planning, and tax law.  Her practice includes estate planning, providing estate administration and probate services to executors, trustees, heirs, and beneficiaries in matters involving probate, estates, and trusts, general business matters, formation and financing of business ventures, entity choice and formation considerations for business entities, asset protection, and tax planning for businesses and their owners.

Ms. Hoggatt received her L.L.M. in Taxation in 2012 and her Juris Doctorate degree in 2008, both from the University of Houston Law Center. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Government from The University of Texas at Austin in 2005.

Prior to starting her own practice, Ms. Hoggatt was an associate at Rapp & Krock, PC, and prior to that The Shanks Law Firm, both in Houston, Texas.  Ms. Hoggatt is a member of the Galveston County Bar Association, The Houston Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, and the Houston Attorneys in Tax and Probate.  Ms. Hoggatt is admitted to practice before Texas State Courts, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, and the United States Tax Court.

Representative Clients

  • Represented individuals in their respective roles as trustees, administrators, and/or executors of trusts and estates.

  • Counseled and represented individuals on matters involving their lifetime planning and planning for the disposition of their assets at death.

  • Counseled clients regarding tax savings strategies through the establishment of Family Limited Partnerships.

  • Represented individuals in establishing a gifting plan to help reduce estate tax liability and ensure an orderly succession of the family business.

  • Represented individuals with real estate holdings outside the state of Texas by establishing revocable living trusts to hold those assets, so as to avoid probate in other states.

  • Represented individuals with estates valued from several thousand to several million dollars in the preparation of appropriate estate planning documents.

  • Represented couples in the preparation of estate planning documents which allow them to maximize the amount of assets they can ultimately transfer free of estate tax or that minimized estate taxes while retaining flexibility for the client.

  • Represented individuals with children with special needs in establishing special needs trusts.

  • Represented clients with the entity selection process and the drafting and negotiation of formation, governance and buy-sell documents.

  • Drafted and reviewed contracts for various corporate clients, including employment agreements, lease agreements, and construction contracts.

  • Assisted companies with succession transitioning of their ownership and operations of business to their children.


The Hoggatt Law Firm, PLLC

1120 Nasa Parkway, Suite 642

Houston, Texas 77058

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