W. KEVIN ALTER
University of Texas School of Law: Doctor of Jurisprudence - May, 1983
Rice University: Master of Arts in Accounting - May, 1980
Rice University: Bachelor of Arts, Economics and Managerial Studies - May, 1979
Licensed to practice law in all Courts in the State of Texas - November, 1983
Employed as attorney at Hebinck & Associates, P.C., from Nov. 1983 to Feb. 1995
Shareholder/Attorney at Hebinck & Alter, P.C., from February, 1995 to present
Kevin Alter’s legal practice consists of a general civil practice, with heavy emphasis on probate and probate litigation, guardianships and estate administration, Wills and estate planning, and real estate law, with additional work in the areas of business organizations, taxation, commercial transactions, and bankruptcy. He is also experienced in “Elder Law” areas including Powers of Attorney, Directives to Physicians, and other advance directives; advice concerning Medicaid planning; and the drafting of living and testamentary trusts, including Special Needs Trusts, Qualified Income (“Miller”) Trusts, Section 867 Management Trusts, Section 142 Trusts, Marital Deduction Bypass Trusts, and Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts (ILIT’s).
Mr. Alter has served as the primary attorney in charge of legal work for more than 100 guardianship cases, numerous estates (both independent and dependent administrations), numerous determination of heirship proceedings, and handling Will contests, bond surcharge litigation, fiduciary liability cases, constructive trust litigation, contested guardianship proceedings, and representation of subjects of civil commitment proceedings. He has advised and served as a mentor for other attorneys in the probate and guardianship fields, and has testified in Court as an expert witness in trials of fiduciary liability cases.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS/PRO BONO SERVICES/LEGAL EDUCATION:
Member of College of the State Bar of Texas: 1992 to 1996
Certified as Attorney Ad Litem pursuant to Section 646 of the Texas Probate Code:
1993 to present
Member of Houston Bar Association: 1984 to present
Co-Chair of Houston Bar Association AIDS Outreach Committee: 1999-2000 year
Program Chair of Houston Bar Association Legal Lines Program: 1999-2000 year
Houston Bar Association Committee memberships:
AIDS Outreach Committee: 1996-2003
Elder Law Committee: 2001-2003
Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program: Mentor attorney in probate matters
Houston Bar Association Mentorship Program: Mentor attorney
Kevin Alter has given speeches to various groups and organizations, including Houston Bar Association, Department of Veterans Affairs (Houston Regional Office), and Hadassah (Houston Chapter) on topics of probate, wills, administrations, guardianships, and advance directives. He has developed a particular expertise in handling both guardianships and federal fiduciary appointments involving VA benefits payable to disabled or incapacitated veterans.
Mr. Alter co-authored the “Guardianships of Veterans and Dependents” portion of the Texas Guardianship Manual, Second Edition (published by State Bar of Texas).
Cub Scout Den Leader
CubMaster (Pack 455, Sam Houston Area Council)
HISD Name That Book competition mentor
UIL Number Sense mentor
Member of Houston Proud (charitable volunteer organization): 1993 to 1996
Hobby Center for Performing Arts usher: 2018