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Joseph Collins

Joseph Collins is an associate in the Estate Planning Practice Group in the Dallas office of Haynes and Boone, LLP.

Joseph’s practice focuses on designing and implementing comprehensive estate plans and business succession techniques, while minimizing estate, gift, generation-skipping and income tax consequences; forming and administering family business entities; representing clients in probate matters; developing and implementing plans for protecting clients’ privacy; and advising clients on trust and estate administration matters.

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  • Included in the "Ones to Watch" category of Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., 2022-2024


B.A., University of Georgia, 2010

J.D., South Texas College of Law Houston, 2015, Editor-in-Chief, International Trade Law Journal

Master of Law, Taxation, New York University School of Law, 2016


Intern to the Honorable Dennise Garcia, 303rd Family District Court, Dallas, TX, 2013

Intern to the Honorable Michael E. Miller, Probate Court Number 3, Dallas, TX, 2013




Build Back Better Act: Proposed Changes to Gift and Estate Tax Law
September 30, 2021

In short, the proposed Build Back Better Act (“BBBA”) does the following: Effective January 1, 2022, the BBBA reduces the gift, estate and GST tax exemptions from $11,700,000 per person (or $23,400,000 for a married couple) to an amount estimated to be $6,020,000 per person (or $12,040,000 for a married couple). Effective the date the BBBA is enacted (passed by Congress and signed by the [...]