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Thompson & Knight Attorney Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Dallas, TX, May 24, 2007 --( The international law firm of Thompson & Knight is proud to announce Partner Rust E. Reid as the recipient of the 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Dallas Bar Association’s (DBA) Probate Section. The award is given in recognition of Mr. Reid’s 47-year career in trusts and estates law.

Mr. Reid is the fifth member of the Probate Section to be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The 700-plus Probate Section members nominate fellow members for the annual award. The Section Council then makes the ultimate selection from those nominees, determining those who have distinguished themselves in their practice in any one or more of the areas of legal education, service to the Bar, legislative activities service in court settings, and community involvement.

Mr. Reid focuses his practice on estate planning, probate, and fiduciary administration. He primarily represents individuals and family groups seeking to plan the disposition of their estates in accordance with their wishes at the least tax cost. Mr. Reid also represents individuals and corporate fiduciaries in trust and estate administration, and private foundations and other organizations in connection with charitable gift-giving. He frequently acts as mediator or expert witness in probate and trust disputes and is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Mr. Reid is a Fellow of the Dallas Bar Foundation, a past president of the Dallas Estate Planning Council, and a past chairman of the DBA’s Tax Section. He is a former trustee of The Hockaday School, Child Care Association of Metropolitan Dallas, Girl Scouts of America, Visiting Nurse Association of Texas, Dallas Children's Advocacy Center, Child Care Group, Grace Presbyterian Village Foundation, and The Cecil and Ida Green Foundation. He currently serves as a Trustee of Bryan's House.

About Thompson & Knight

Since 1887, Thompson & Knight LLP has consistently made a positive impact on its clients’ successes. With its practice focused on the energy industry, the Firm has extensive resources in litigation, tax, insolvency, and international energy matters. The Firm has approximately 420 attorneys, and has offices and alliances in North America, South America, Europe, and Africa. Thompson & Knight represents companies, government entities, and individuals in local, regional, and national markets around the world.

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