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    Associate General Counsel, Office of General Counsel, University of Texas System, 2007 to present.

    Senior Partner (Retired), Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P., Houston, Texas. Member of Tax Department.  September 19, 1966, to December 31, 2005. Partner since June 1, 1975.

    U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Corps, Captain, 1963-1966.


    B.B.A., Loyola University, New Orleans (1961 Magna Cum Laude), Ranking: First in Business Class

    J.D., Loyola University, New Orleans (1963 Cum Laude), Ranking: First in Law Class,
    Editor-in-chief Loyola Law Review, member national moot court team

    LL.M., Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. (1966)





    Employee Benefits – experience with welfare and pension plans with particular expertise in voluntary employee benefit associations, flexible benefit plans, COBRA requirements, split dollar life insurance contracts, qualified and nonqualified deferred compensation, rabbi and secular trusts and life insurance in retirement planning.

    Estate Planning and Probate – experience in preparation of wills, powers of attorney, management trusts, life insurance trusts; preparation of federal estate, gift and generation-skipping tax returns; handling guardianships and probate matters including independent and dependent administrations with particular expertise in life insurance in estate planning.


    Estate Planning Hall of Fame®, Accredited Estate Planner® (Distinguished), National Association of Estate Planners & Councils.

    ABA Section Advisor, drafting committee on Insurable Interests Relating to Trusts Act, National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, 2007-2009.

    American Bar Association – member of Sections of Taxation and of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law; past Chairman of Committee of Significant Current Literature, Probate and Trust Law Division; past Vice Chairman of Insurance Committee, Probate and Trust Law Division.

    Federal Bar Association – past President, Houston Chapter; past National Deputy Chairman, Younger Lawyers’ Committee; past member of National Council.

    State Bar of Texas – Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization; member of Sections of Taxation and of Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law; past Probate Editor of Newsletter of Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section.

    Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel – Past Chairman, Life Insurance Subcommittee of Estate and Gift Tax Committee.

    Fellow, American College of Tax Counsel

    Louisiana State Bar Association

    Houston Bar Association – member and former Director of Probate, Trust and Estate Section.

    Central Texas Estate Planning Council

    Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity, past Treasurer and Vice-Dean Houston Alumni Chapter

    Former legal counsel for Houston Junior Chamber of Commerce.

    Federalist Society

    Who’s Who in American Law

    Texas Super Lawyers 2003, 2004 and 2005 Texas Monthly Magazine

    Advisory Committee, Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, University of Miami Law School

    Member, Estate Planning Council of Central Texas

Don Jansen & Janice Law


    Nationally recognized speaker on income, estate, gift and generation-skipping tax subjects before many organizations and institutes, including:

   Tax Institutes:

    Alabama Federal Tax Clinic

    American Association of Attorneys – Certified Public Accounts, Annual Meeting

    American Institute on Federal Taxation

    Conference of Consulting Actuaries, Annual Meeting

    Corpus Christi Estate Planning Council, Annual Estate Planning Seminar

    Great Plains Federal Tax Institute

    Gulf Coast Estate Planning Conference Mobile

    Hawaii Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Annual Financial and Estate Planning Seminar

    International Association of Financial Planning, Conference on Advanced Planning

    Loyola University Estate Planning Conference

    Kansas City Estate Planning Symposium

    Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education, Advanced Tax Institute

    Midwest Estate, Tax & Business Planning Institute

    Mississippi Tax Institute

    Montana Tax Institute

    National Association of Estate Planners and Councils Annual Conference

    NYU Annual Tax Institute

    Northwest Tax Institute

    Notre Dame Estate Planning Institute

    Philip E. Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, University of Miami

    Portland Estate Planning Counsel Annual Estate Planning Seminar

    SMU Estate Planning Symposium

    Southern Federal Tax Institute

    South Texas College of Law, Estate Planning Conference

    Southwestern Legal Foundation, Institute on Wills and Probate

    STEP and UCLA Annual Institute

    Texas Society of CPA, Annual Tax Institute

    Tulane Estate Planning Institute

    Tulane Tax Institute

    University of Montana School of Law Annual Tax Institute

    University of Texas Annual Taxation Conference

   Bar Associations:

    ALI-ABA Seminars and video conferences

    American Bar Association teleconferences and video broadcasts

    American College of Trust and Estate Counse, Annual meetings

    Association of the Bar of the City of New York

    Brazoria County Texas Bar Association

    Dallas Bar Association, Probate, Trust and Estate Section,

    Houston Chapter, Federal Bar Associations

    Houston Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Institute

    Houston Bar Association, Probate, Trust and Estate Section

    Houston Bar Association, Tax Section

    Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Michigan Bar Association

    International Estate Planning Council, Houston Chapter

    Minnesota Bar Association, Annual Probate and Trust Law Conference

    Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, American Bar Association, Annual and Spring Meetings

    Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law , American Bar Association

    Section of Taxation, American Bar Association, Winter and Spring meetings

    State Bar of Michigan, Business Law, Probate and Estate Planning and Taxation Sections

    State Bar of Texas Advanced Estate Planning Strategies Seminar

    State Bar of Texas, Advanced Drafting, Estate Planning and Probate Conference

    State Bar of Texas, Advanced Tax Course

    State Bar of Texas, Advance Estate Planning Strategies Seminar

    State Bar of Texas, Charitable Giving Institute

    Washington State Bar and Estate Planning Council of Seattle, Estate Planning Seminar

   Other Professional Groups:

    Aetna Life Insurance Company, Advanced Sales Seminar

    AICPA Annual Estate Planning Conference

    Alexander Hamilton Life Insurance Company, Super Summit

    American Association of Attorneys and CPAs

    American General Financial Group

    Amerus Life Insurance Group, Pinnacle Forum

    Association for Advanced Life Underwriting (AALU) annual meetings

    Atlanta Chapter CLU

    Austin Chapter, Society for Financial Service Professionals

    Austin Tax Study Group

    AXA Advisor Symposium

    BISYS Annual Meeting

    Chubb Life Companies, Seminar for Valued Producers

    CIGNA Corporation

    Dallas Chapter of CLU & ChFC

    Equitable Life Insurance Company Education Institute

    General American Life Insurance Company, Top Gun Conference

    Guardian Life Insurance Company

    Houston Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors

    Houston Association of Life Underwriters

    Houston Chapter of CLU

    Houston Chapter, Society for Financial Service Professionals

    Houston CPA Society CPE Tax Expo

    Houston General Agents and Managers Association, Annual Estate Planning Seminar

    Houston Office, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company

    John Hancock Advanced Markets Radio

    Kansas Society of CPAs, Annual Tax Conference

    LIMRA International Advanced Sales Forum

    Lion Street Institute

    Madison Group

    Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, Blue Chip Conference

    M Financial Group

    Million Dollar Round Table

    National Conference of CPA Practitioners, Houston Chapter

    National Financial Partners

    Nautilus Group

    New York Life Insurance Company, President's Council, Chairman's Council and Group Advisor Webinar

    Planned Giving Council of Houston

    Professional Education Broadcast Network

    Prudential Financial Service

    Security Life of Denver, Advanced Marketing Forum

    Society of Financial Service Professionals, annual meeting, institutes and video conference

    Society of Financial Service Professionals, Austin Chapter

    Society of Financial Service Professionals, Houston Chapter

    Society of Financial Service Professionals, Houston Chapter

    St. Agnes Academy

    Texas Association of Life Underwriters

    Texas Leaders Round Table

    Texas Bankers Association Graduate Trust School

    Texas Mechanical Contractors Association

    Texas Society of CPAs, Houston Chapter

    Texas Society of CPAs, Advanced Estate Planning Conference

    The University of Texas System Annual Legal Conference

    Todd Organizations, Semi-Annual Meeting

    Wednesday Tax Forum Houston

    Wichita, Kansas, CLU Chapter

    Yale Richards Professional Educational Seminar

    Estate Planning Councils:

      Amarillo Texas Estate Planning Council

      Austin Estate Planning Council

      Baltimore Estate Planning Council

      Beaumont Texas Estate Planning Council

      Birmingham Estate Planning Council

      Boise Estate Planning Council

      Brazos Valley Texas Estate Planning Council

      Central Arizona Estate Planning Council

      Central Arkansas Estate Council

      Central Texas Estate Planning Council

      Chattanooga Tax Practitioners

      Cincinnati Estate Planning Council

      Dallas Estate Planning Council

      Estate Planning Council of Birmingham Alabama

      Fort Worth Business and Estate Council

      Greenville South Carolina Estate Planning Council

      Houston Business and Estate Planning Council

      Houston Estate and Financial Forum

      Jefferson County Texas Estate Planning Council

      Lincoln Nebraska Estate Planning Council

      Manatee County Florida Estate planning Council

      New Orleans Estate Planning Council

      North Texas Estate Planning Council

      Omaha Nebraska Estate Planning Council

      Philadelphia Estate Planning Council

      Professional Education Broadcast Network Teleconference

      Red River Valley Estate Planning Council

      Savannah Estate Planning Council

      Southeast Texas Estate Planning Council

      Southern Arizona Estate Planning Council

      San Angelo Texas Estate Planning Council

      Southern Nevada Estate Planning Council

      San Antonio Estate Planners Council

      South Plains Trust and Estate Council, Lubbock, Texas

      Southern Nevada Estate Planning Council

      St. Louis Estate Planning Council

      Sioux Falls South Dakota Estate planning Council

      Tulsa Estate Planning Forum

      Victoria Texas Estate Planning Council

      Waco Texas Estate Planning Council


    Eagle Scout

    NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award

    Regional Finalist, 1972 White House Fellows Competition

    Outstanding Young Men of America, 1972 and 1975

    Outstanding Young Texans, 1976

    President, Congressman Bill Archer’s High School Student Intern Foundation (1971 – 2001)

    Texas Presidential Elector 1992

    Director, Texas Bill of Rights Foundation, 1975-1977

    Houston Jaycees, Director and Legal Counsel (1969-1971)

    President’s Council, Loyola University, New Orleans (1979-1989)

    Boy Scouts of America, Scoutmaster Troop 673 (1977-1978); Assistant Scoutmaster Troop 673 (1976-1977, 1978-1979) and Troop 852 (1990); Cubmaster Pack 558 (1984-1985); Committee Chairman Pack 558 (1983-1984) and Troop 852 (1986-1988); Chairman of Sam Houston Area Council Delegation for report to Governor (1977)

    Chairman, City of Houston Ethics Committee (1989-1991)

    American Cancer Society, Greater Houston Unit Director (1969-1975, 1977-1979), Legacies Chairman (1973, 1978), Memorial Chairman (1974), Downtown Crusade Chairman (1968); Member Texas Planned Giving Committee (1977-1978); Member Texas Legacy and Memorial Committee (1974-1977)

    St. Agnes Academy of Houston, Advisory Director (1975-1978) and member of Finance Committee

    Spring Shadows Civic Association, Director (1970-1972)

    Member, Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Houston Mass Transportation (1972-1973)

    Member, Board of Adjustment, Hedwig Village (1980-1983)

    Serra International, President of the Serra Club of Houston (1984-1985)

    St. Michael Catholic Church, Lector (1995-present)

    Member, Planned Giving Committee, Roman Catholic Diocese of Galveston-Houston (2000-2007)

    Chairman, General Provisions Committee, Houston Citizens Advisory Committee to the Texas Constitutional Revision Commission, 1973

    Board of Directors, Swedish Club of Houston (2002-2004)


    Donald O. Jansen
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    1301 McKinney
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    Houston, TX 77010-3095

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