Crain Caton and James is pleased to announce that Anna Valkovich Kavanaugh joined the Estate Planning, Trusts, and Probate Practice as a shareholder.  Anna’s practice concentrates in the areas of wealth transfer planning, trust formation, and probate law.  She also handles a wide variety of transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate formation and governance, and real estate.  Her corporate experience is valuable to clients as she guides them through the business succession planning process.  Anna is committed to preserving client’s wealth and ensuring that their wishes are meticulously documented and executed.  She has extensive experience in traditional estate planning as well as preparing more complicated plans for clients with complex estates.  Many of Anna’s clients are business owners and entrepreneurs.  In addition, she represents executors, trustees, and estate and trust beneficiaries.

Larry George, a shareholder in the Estate Planning, Trusts, and Practice, says he “is delighted that Anna chose to join Crain Caton & James.  She has been successful at building a sophisticated wealth planning practice which will complement and integrate nicely into Crain Caton’s existing practice and client base.”

Anna is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  She has also been recognized on the Rising Stars List by Texas Super Lawyers (Thomson-Reuters) since 2019.

Anna earned her Juris Doctor at American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C.  While in law school, she served as the Executive Editor of the American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy, & the Law and as a Dean’s Fellow for the Legal Rhetoric Program.  Anna received her Bachelor of Arts from Rice University.


About Crain Caton & James

Crain Caton & James, P.C. provides first-class legal services with integrity and exceptional value to its clients in Houston, Texas, and around the world.  The Firm’s over 100-year history in downtown Houston gives it strong ties to Houston and a deep commitment to giving back to the community whenever possible.  Founded in 1912, the Firm now has a wide range of practice areas, including Banking, Corporate, Real Estate, Probate and Estate Planning, Environmental, Employment, Intellectual Property, Fiduciary Litigation, Commercial Litigation & Appeals and more.

Principal Office: 1401 McKinney Street, Suite 1700, Houston, Texas 77010

The Woodlands Office: 1095 Evergreen Circle, Suite 200, The Woodlands, Texas 77380 (By appointment only)



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