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Harry W. Wolff, Jr. Member

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1980

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States District Court Western District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit
  • United States Tax Court


  • St. Mary's University, J.D., 1980
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.B.A., 1976


  • Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Harry Wolff advises clients on estate planning and probate issues; transfer tax controversies; and nonprofit governance issues. He is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.


  • Prepare wills, trust agreements and other estate planning and incapacity planning documents for individual clients
  • Assist clients in all areas of wealth transfer planning, including estate and gift tax planning, planning for succession of family owned businesses and charitable planning
  • Advise clients regarding asset protection issues, including the creation of limited partnerships and limited liability companies, marital agreements, and the creation of asset protection trusts
  • Represent corporate and individual executors in all areas of probate and estate administration, including preparation of federal estate tax returns
  • Represent clients in connection with disputes concerning Federal transfer taxes

Memberships & Involvement

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
    • Chair, Real Estate Probate and Trust Law Section, 2009-2010
    • Chair-Elect/Secretary, 2008-2009
    • Treasurer, 2007-2008
    • Council Member, 1999-2003 and 2004-2007
    • Chair, Probate Law Committee, 2000-2005
    • Sub-Committee Chair, Uniform Trust Code Committee 2000-2003
  • The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
    • Chair of the Practice Committee
    • Texas State Chair, 2015 - present  
  • San Antonio Estate Planners Council
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • University of Texas, Gift Planning Advisory Council, 2005-present
  • Cox Smith Practice Group Leader, Estate Planning/Wealth Transfer
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rating
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Trusts and Estates, 2001-Present. Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC
  • Named Best Lawyers’ San Antonio Trusts and Estates "Lawyer of the Year," 2013
  • Recognized in Texas Super Lawyers® for Real Estate and Estate & Probate Law, 2003-Present
  • S.A. Scene, "San Antonio’s Best Lawyers," 2004-2009, 2011