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Brink, Rhonda H.

Rhonda Brink specializes in estate and trust law and her practice addresses all aspects of family wealth management and disposition. Before Brink Bennett Golden LLP, for many years, Rhonda was the supervising shareholder of the wealth transfer section of a major Austin law firm. She was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1974. Rhonda's education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from Trinity University in 1971 and her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 1974.

Rhonda is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and was admitted as the first female Fellow in Texas of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel ("ACTEC"). Rhonda has served as Past Chair and board member of the Estate Planning and Probate Section of the Austin Bar Association, Past President of the Central Texas Estate Planning Council, and Past President of Austin Lawyers Care (the initial Travis County pro bono legal services referral organization). Rhonda is a frequent speaker at State Bar of Texas Professional Development programs and spoke regularly in the past at ALI-ABA Estate Planning and Administration Programs around the nation. Rhonda has twice served on the faculty of the University of Miami, Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, and served as Director of the 1999 State Bar of Texas Professional Development Program--Advanced Estate Planning Strategies Course in San Francisco. She has also presented at national ACTEC meetings on topics ranging from Non-Marital Status Issues in Estate Planning for Committed Couples (2012 Annual Meeting with co-speakers, Joshua S. Rubenstein, New York, NY, and Anne Wynne, Ikard Wynne, LLP, Austin, TX) and "Until Divorce Do Us Part" - the impact of divorce in estate planning (2014 Summer Meeting with co-speaker, Dennis Belcher, McGuire Woods, Richmond, Virginia).

Practice Areas

  • Estate
  • Trust Law
  • Family Wealth Management
  • Disposition

Education

  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • J.D. - 1974
  • Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas
    • Bachelor of Science - 1971
    • Major: Economics

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1974

Past Positions

Honors

  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Best Lawyers of America, since 1995
  • "Super Lawyer", Texas Monthly, since 2002
  • Texas' top Fifty Female "Super Lawyers", 2003
  • Martindale-Hubbell Bar Registry of Preeminent Women Lawyers, Member
  • Women Leaders in the Law, 2015
  • Best Lawyers, first-ever Women in the Law Edition, 2016
  • One of four Texas attorneys who received the Standing Ovation Award, Texas Bar CLE staff, 2008

Classes & Seminars

  • Speaker, Professional Development Programs, State Bar of Texas
  • Speaker, Estate Administration Programs, ALI-ABA
  • Faculty, Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, University of Miami, 1988, 1991
  • Director, Advanced Estate Planning Strategies Course in San Francisco, Legal Development Program, State Bar of Texas, 1999
  • Speaker, Non-Marital Status Issues in Estate Planning for Committed Couples, ACTEC, Annual Meeting with co-speakers, Joshua S. Rubenstein, New York, NY, 2012
  • Speaker, Non-Marital Status Issues in Estate Planning for Committed Couples, ACTEC, Annual Meeting with co-speakers, Anne Wynne, Ikard Wynne, LLP, Austin, TX, 2012
  • Speaker, Until Divorce Do Us Part – the impact of divorce in estate planning, Summer Meeting with co-speaker, Dennis Belcher, McGuire Woods, Richmond, Virginia, 2014
  • Non-Marital Status Issues in Estate Planning for Committed Couples (2012 Annual Meeting with co-speakers, Joshua S. Rubenstein, New York, NY, and Anne Wynne, Ikard Wynne, LLP, Austin, TX), ACTEC

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Past President, Austin Lawyers Care, Travis County
  • Austin Gift Planning Advisory Council of the University of Texas at Austin
  • Former and Current Deacon, Foundation Board and Strategic Planning Committee at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas
  • Former Member, Foundation Board and Strategic Planning Committee at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas

Published Works

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta

Representative Clients

Representative Cases

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Estate Planning and Probate, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Professional Associations

  • Council of the Travis County Bar Association, Past Chair, Estate Planning and Probate Section
  • Central Texas Estate Planning Council, Past President, 1984 to 1985
  • Austin Bar Association, Estate Planning and Probate Section, Past Chair
  • Austin Bar Association, Estate Planning and Probate Section, Board Member

Current Employment Positions

  • Attorney

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