Caroline E. Smock

Special Counsel

Overview

Caroline Smock is an experienced wills, estates and trusts lawyer who creates solutions for clients with estate planning and probate needs. She assists clients with all aspects of estate planning and administration, with or without court involvement, including marital and/or bypass trusts, generation-skipping transfer tax planning, special needs trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts, family business succession planning, entity selection and formation, and other strategies to minimize estate and gift taxation. She also researches and analyzes a variety of planning and administration issues, ranging from simple to complex, and advises clients on the taxable ramifications that stem from the administration and planning process.  

Caroline and her Foley Gardere colleagues work closely with important professionals during the administration process, including their financial advisors, certified public accountants (CPAs) and trustees.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Member, Tarrant County Probate Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of Texas, Real Estate and Trust Law Section
  • Member, Tarrant County Bar Association, Women Attorneys Section (Board of Directors 2013 - present)
  • Mentor, Tarrant County Bar Association, Women Attorneys Section and TAMU Mentor Program

Education

  • J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law, (2012)
    • Dean's List, Spring 2012
    • Student Bar Association- Class Representative and Budget Process Committee, 2009-2012
    • TechLab Mentor, 2010-2012
  • B.A., St. Edward's University, (2009), magna cum laude
    • Dean's List, 2006-2009
    • Area of Concentration- Rhetorical Studies
    • Communication Society (COSO) Board member
       

Admissions

  • Texas (2012)

Capabilities