Charles S. Fuquay
Charles S. Fuquay is a partner with Jones, Allen & Fuquay, L.L.P. Mr. Fuquay joined the firm in 1981 and is head of the estate planning and probate practice. He has significant experience handling the estate planning needs of individuals and private business owners. Mr. Fuquay is adept at minimizing federal estate taxes using wills, gifts, trusts, family partnerships, and marital property agreements. Mr. Fuquay has also assisted clients in philanthropic transactions and has received the Baylor Philanthropic Advisor Award from the Baylor University Medical Center Foundation. He has helped numerous clients develop appropriate business succession plans, including recapitalizations and buy-sell agreements. Mr. Fuquay also handles legal matters involving banking and finance, contracts, real estate, and business litigation.
Mr. Fuquay has been licensed to practice law in Texas since 1973. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern, Eastern, and Southern Districts of Texas as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Mr. Fuquay has received an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell, the national directory of lawyers. This is the highest possible rating an attorney can receive, indicating preeminent legal ability and the utmost ethical standards.
A Texas native, Mr. Fuquay earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin, where he majored in economics. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law. After law school, he worked for the Dallas Legal Aid Society.
Mr. Fuquay has served multiple terms as Elder of Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church, has taught real estate law in the Dallas County Community College District and tutors in the McShan Elementary Refugee English Literacy Program. He is a Civil War and World War II history enthusiast. Mr. Fuquay and his wife, Kathryn, have two sons and four grandchildren, all in the Dallas area.