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Attorney & Partner Rex Hogue

Attorney & Partner Rex Hogue2017-10-09T14:29:35+00:00

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Attorney & Partner Rex Hogue

Mr. Hogue graduated from Texas Tech University, located in Lubbock, Texas, with a B.A. in 1982. He worked as a business specialist and managed an office for Business Investment Group, specializing in the merger and acquisition of privately held companies. He later founded a financial consulting firm. Then he went to law school, earning his Juris Doctor in 1992 from Regent University, a private Christian graduate school located in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Legal Experience

Mr. Hogue started his legal career practicing estate planning with the law office of Barnhouse & Associates, in Richardson, Texas, in 1992, and eventually became a name partner in the firm. In 1994, he accepted a position at Warner E. Stone & Associates, in Dallas, Texas, as the head of the estate-planning department. In November 1996, he joined Matt Fry to form the law firm of Fry & Hogue. After working as a solo practitioner, Rex L. Hogue, PC, for several years, Mr. Hogue partnered with Bradley L. Bolinger to form the firm of Bolinger & Hogue, LLP, from 2006-2013. On June 1, 2016, he merged with another law firm, forming Haiman Hogue, PLLC.

Mr. Hogue limits his practice to: estate planning (including estate and gift tax planning, tax planning, business planning, asset protection planning, charitable planning), probate, trust, and estate administration matters. He has a statewide law practice, planning for estates ranging in size from very small to about $300 million. He frequently works with other attorneys on complex estate planning cases. Limited partnerships expertly prepared by him have received valuation adjustments ranging from 40-60% from IRS appraisers.

Mr. Hogue designed the family limited partnership in the case of Estate of Kelley v. Commissioner, TC Memo 2005-235. The case was decided in 2005 and is considered a huge taxpayer victory. He is frequently asked to speak regarding their success in that case.

Author

Mr. Hogue is a published author and is one of seven co-authors of the Family Limited Partnership Practice System, published by WealthCounsel, LLC. It is a six-volume set published in 2000, designed and for sale to estate planning attorneys. He is also a contributing author to WealthDocs, the WealthCounsel Document Assembly System.

The book Practical Estate Planning is an easy-to-understand book for the general public that explains the pros and cons of the basic estate planning tools and explains how to go about the estate planning process. The book Biblical Principles of Estate Planning examines estate planning from a Biblical perspective. It is currently out of print but is in the process of being updated and will be available again in the near future. He has written several reports on estate planning: “A Family Estate Planning Report,” “Beneficiary Designations,” “Is Your IRA an IOU to the IRS?,” “Title to Property,” “Case Histories,” “6 Bullets Your Simple Will Can’t Dodge,” “Heritage Trusts,”  “The Ultimate Asset Protection Plan,” several articles for the Dallas Association of Life Underwriters magazine, and six courses for financial and accounting professionals (Practical Estate Planning “A to Z,” Introduction to Estate Planning, Practical Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts, What Every CPA Should Know About Estate Planning – for Small Estates, Mid-Size Estates, and Large Estates). He was a contributor to a two-day course for attorneys on Family Limited Partnerships and the presentations in the Family Limited Partnership Practice System practice development modules. Mr. Hogue also formerly published two ezines, Today in History and Wealth Creation and Preservation.

Teaching and Speaking Experience

Mr. Hogue frequently lectures and teaches about estate planning. He is a certified instructor through the Advanced Wealth Strategies Institute for Estate Planning, an organization that provides Continuing Education credit courses for insurance agents and financial planners, and for Continuing Professional Education for CPAs.

Mr. Hogue has taught Continuing Legal Education courses in estate planning. He has spoken several times on estate planning subjects to the Irving Bar Association, the Denton County Bar Association, the Frisco Bar Association, the Collin County Bar Association, the Plano Bar Association, the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys, WealthCounsel, the Texas Forum, InKnowVision, and such groups as Lorman Educational Services, My Law CLE, Optimal Financial Group, and Sterling Education Systems.

Mr. Hogue teaches Continuing Education courses for life insurance agents and financial planners in a variety of estate-planning subjects. He has trained life insurance agents for the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors and companies such as All State, Ameriprise Financial Advisors (including speaking at the American Express Education Day), American General Life Insurance, Farmers Insurance Group, Dean Witter, Metropolitan Life (including speaking at the MetLife Tax Institute), New York Life, Northwestern Mutual, Prudential, Southwest Securities, and other companies. Insurance companies frequently have him speak to their agents in the state of Texas. He also trains the appraisal experts at Appraisal Technologies Inc., a nationally-known appraisal firm, in estate planning.

Mr. Hogue has taught courses in estate planning at local community colleges for adult continuing education and a variety of small groups such as civic clubs, ladies clubs, investment clubs, etc. In addition to presenting courses on estate planning techniques, he has presented related courses on planning for minor children, planning for special needs, property ownership, community property, the initial client interview, and estate planning for qualified retirement plans.

Mr. Hogue teaches “The Biblical Principles of Estate Planning,” using the book of the same name, in churches in the Dallas area. His book Practical Estate Planning is sometimes used as a textbook in courses he teaches to professionals.

Mr. Hogue co-hosted a radio show called Tax Talk in 2010 with Jeff Pickering and has also been a guest on several other radio shows regarding estate planning.

Mr. Hogue has won numerous speaking awards with Toastmasters and represented his club at several area contests.

Memberships

Mr. Hogue is a member of the State Bar of Texas (Real Estate, Trust, and Probate Section), is a current subscriber to WealthCounsel, the Texas Forum, the Denton County Bar Association (Real Estate, Trust, and Probate Section), and the Asset Protection Council™. He served a three-year term as the president of the Texas Forum from 1995 through 1998. The Texas Forum serves more than forty estate planning attorneys across Texas, providing at least one “Education Day” per year for attorneys to participate in training in up-to-date estate planning techniques, and providing a support network to assist attorneys in a variety of ways in their practices. He was a member of the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys from 1993 to 2001 and also a former member of both the Irving Bar Association and the Frisco Bar Association.

Miscellaneous

Mr. Hogue married his wife, the former Dottie Malpass, in February 1992. They now have three children: David (born in May 1993), Laura (born in December 1994), and Stephen (born in March 1998). Dottie, a former schoolteacher, is now is a full-time mother. The Hogue family attends and is active at Gateway Church in Frisco.

Mr. Hogue currently serves on the board of the Camaretta School. He also served on a homeowners’ association board for over ten years. When his sons played football for the Home School Athletic Association, he served as the announcer for the high school varsity team and the junior high team, as well as assisted the organization with football statistics and half-time show coordination. He served in the same capacity for the junior high team in 2011. He has coached little league baseball and adult softball.

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Attorney & Partner Rex Hogue

Mr. Hogue graduated from Texas Tech University, located in Lubbock, Texas, with a B.A. in 1982. He worked as a business specialist and managed an office for Business Investment Group, specializing in the merger and acquisition of privately held companies. He later founded a financial consulting firm. Then he went to law school, earning his Juris Doctor in 1992 from Regent University, a private Christian graduate school located in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Legal Experience

Mr. Hogue started his legal career practicing estate planning with the law office of Barnhouse & Associates, in Richardson, Texas, in 1992, and eventually became a name partner in the firm. In 1994, he accepted a position at Warner E. Stone & Associates, in Dallas, Texas, as the head of the estate-planning department. In November 1996, he joined Matt Fry to form the law firm of Fry & Hogue. After working as a solo practitioner, Rex L. Hogue, PC, for several years, Mr. Hogue partnered with Bradley L. Bolinger to form the firm of Bolinger & Hogue, LLP, from 2006-2013. On June 1, 2016, he merged with another law firm, forming Haiman Hogue, PLLC.

Mr. Hogue limits his practice to: estate planning (including estate and gift tax planning, tax planning, business planning, asset protection planning, charitable planning), probate, trust, and estate administration matters. He has a statewide law practice, planning for estates ranging in size from very small to about $300 million. He frequently works with other attorneys on complex estate planning cases. Limited partnerships expertly prepared by him have received valuation adjustments ranging from 40-60% from IRS appraisers.

Mr. Hogue designed the family limited partnership in the case of Estate of Kelley v. Commissioner, TC Memo 2005-235. The case was decided in 2005 and is considered a huge taxpayer victory. He is frequently asked to speak regarding their success in that case.

Author

Mr. Hogue is a published author and is one of seven co-authors of the Family Limited Partnership Practice System, published by WealthCounsel, LLC. It is a six-volume set published in 2000, designed and for sale to estate planning attorneys. He is also a contributing author to WealthDocs, the WealthCounsel Document Assembly System.

The book Practical Estate Planning is an easy-to-understand book for the general public that explains the pros and cons of the basic estate planning tools and explains how to go about the estate planning process. The book Biblical Principles of Estate Planning examines estate planning from a Biblical perspective. It is currently out of print but is in the process of being updated and will be available again in the near future. He has written several reports on estate planning: “A Family Estate Planning Report,” “Beneficiary Designations,” “Is Your IRA an IOU to the IRS?,” “Title to Property,” “Case Histories,” “6 Bullets Your Simple Will Can’t Dodge,” “Heritage Trusts,”  “The Ultimate Asset Protection Plan,” several articles for the Dallas Association of Life Underwriters magazine, and six courses for financial and accounting professionals (Practical Estate Planning “A to Z,” Introduction to Estate Planning, Practical Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts, What Every CPA Should Know About Estate Planning – for Small Estates, Mid-Size Estates, and Large Estates). He was a contributor to a two-day course for attorneys on Family Limited Partnerships and the presentations in the Family Limited Partnership Practice System practice development modules. Mr. Hogue also formerly published two ezines, Today in History and Wealth Creation and Preservation.

Teaching and Speaking Experience

Mr. Hogue frequently lectures and teaches about estate planning. He is a certified instructor through the Advanced Wealth Strategies Institute for Estate Planning, an organization that provides Continuing Education credit courses for insurance agents and financial planners, and for Continuing Professional Education for CPAs.

Mr. Hogue has taught Continuing Legal Education courses in estate planning. He has spoken several times on estate planning subjects to the Irving Bar Association, the Denton County Bar Association, the Frisco Bar Association, the Collin County Bar Association, the Plano Bar Association, the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys, WealthCounsel, the Texas Forum, InKnowVision, and such groups as Lorman Educational Services, My Law CLE, Optimal Financial Group, and Sterling Education Systems.

Mr. Hogue teaches Continuing Education courses for life insurance agents and financial planners in a variety of estate-planning subjects. He has trained life insurance agents for the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors and companies such as All State, Ameriprise Financial Advisors (including speaking at the American Express Education Day), American General Life Insurance, Farmers Insurance Group, Dean Witter, Metropolitan Life (including speaking at the MetLife Tax Institute), New York Life, Northwestern Mutual, Prudential, Southwest Securities, and other companies. Insurance companies frequently have him speak to their agents in the state of Texas. He also trains the appraisal experts at Appraisal Technologies Inc., a nationally-known appraisal firm, in estate planning.

Mr. Hogue has taught courses in estate planning at local community colleges for adult continuing education and a variety of small groups such as civic clubs, ladies clubs, investment clubs, etc. In addition to presenting courses on estate planning techniques, he has presented related courses on planning for minor children, planning for special needs, property ownership, community property, the initial client interview, and estate planning for qualified retirement plans.

Mr. Hogue teaches “The Biblical Principles of Estate Planning,” using the book of the same name, in churches in the Dallas area. His book Practical Estate Planning is sometimes used as a textbook in courses he teaches to professionals.

Mr. Hogue co-hosted a radio show called Tax Talk in 2010 with Jeff Pickering and has also been a guest on several other radio shows regarding estate planning.

Mr. Hogue has won numerous speaking awards with Toastmasters and represented his club at several area contests.

Memberships

Mr. Hogue is a member of the State Bar of Texas (Real Estate, Trust, and Probate Section), is a current subscriber to WealthCounsel, the Texas Forum, the Denton County Bar Association (Real Estate, Trust, and Probate Section), and the Asset Protection Council™. He served a three-year term as the president of the Texas Forum from 1995 through 1998. The Texas Forum serves more than forty estate planning attorneys across Texas, providing at least one “Education Day” per year for attorneys to participate in training in up-to-date estate planning techniques, and providing a support network to assist attorneys in a variety of ways in their practices. He was a member of the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys from 1993 to 2001 and also a former member of both the Irving Bar Association and the Frisco Bar Association.

Miscellaneous

Mr. Hogue married his wife, the former Dottie Malpass, in February 1992. They now have three children: David (born in May 1993), Laura (born in December 1994), and Stephen (born in March 1998). Dottie, a former schoolteacher, is now is a full-time mother. The Hogue family attends and is active at Gateway Church in Frisco.

Mr. Hogue currently serves on the board of the Camaretta School. He also served on a homeowners’ association board for over ten years. When his sons played football for the Home School Athletic Association, he served as the announcer for the high school varsity team and the junior high team, as well as assisted the organization with football statistics and half-time show coordination. He served in the same capacity for the junior high team in 2011. He has coached little league baseball and adult softball