Charles A. Granstaff is an attorney, board certified as a specialist in estate planning and probate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is also a Certified Public Accountant and a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. Mr. Granstaff is a member of the State Bar of Texas, College of the State Bar of Texas, American Bar Association, American Association of Attorney - Certified Public Accountants, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. He frequently speaks on estate planning topics to many groups which have included Bar organizations, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of CPA's. He is also a regular guest lecturer at St. Mary's University School of Law. In addition, he frequently writes articles on estate planning topics which have been published in such periodicals as the Journal of Accountancy, Today's CPA and Trusts and Estates. The firm's concentration is in estate and business planning. This includes, but is not limited to Wills, Trusts, Probate, IRS controversies and small business planning such as the buying/selling of businesses, the preparation of partnerships, corporations, limited liability companies, buy-sell agreements and deferred compensation agreements. Realizing that "you are only as strong as your weakest link," Mr. Granstaff searched for professionals who had excellent credentials for this specialty practice while also being outstanding people. He succeeded in finding such professionals. Granstaff, Gaedke & Edgmon, P.C. is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell lawyer rating service.
Gina B. Gaedke is an attorney, board certified as a specialist in estate planning and probate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas. She is also a Certified Public Accountant. Mrs. Gaedke is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, University of the Incarnate Word Planned Giving Council (2012-Present), Trinity University SA Alumni Group (Board Member 2014-present) and the San Antonio Estate Planners Council (Board Member- 2012-present). She received a B.S. in Accounting from Trinity University and a JD (law degree) from the University of Texas with honors. She received the Dean's Achievement Award for making the highest grade in her Wills and Estates class and her Estate and Gift Tax class. Mrs. Gaedke worked as a tax accountant for KPMG for three years before entering law school.
J. Mark Edgmon has been associated with the firm since his first year at St. Mary's University School of Law where he received his law degree, graduating magna cum laude. Mark received a B.S. in Economics from Texas A&M University in 1987. He worked as a securities price analyst for State Street Bank and Trust in Boston and as a financial analyst for CIGNA here in San Antonio for 6 years collectively prior to entering law school. Mark works frequently in the estate planning, business and merger/acquisition areas. Mr. Edgmon is a member of the Texas A&M Planned Giving Council.
Carl J. Harris received a B.S. in Business Management (with an emphasis in Finance) from Brigham Young University (1995); a JD, cum laude, from Brigham Young University School of Law (1998); and an LL.M (in Taxation) from New York University School of Law (1999). Carl was a tax attorney with Baker Botts L.L.P. in Houston prior to joining the firm.
Bryan P. Myers received a B.S. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2006 and his JD from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 2010. Bryan worked as title attorney for an oil and gas firm for 5 years prior to joining the firm.
Roy A. Jeffries is an attorney Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has been part of the law firm since 2011, with his practice focused regularly on federal gift, estate, and generation-skipping transfer tax issues. He received his B.A. from Brigham Young University, graduating with University Honors; and his J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center. While attending law school, he served as an intern in two Texas probate courts and as a research and writing assistant to his estate planning professor.
David Strolle received a BBA in Marketing from the University of Texas at Austin in 1980 and his JD from the University of Houston Law Center in 1983. He has practiced civil law specializing in litigation for almost thirty years and is licensed to practice in all state courts, the Federal Court of Claims and the federal courts in Western and Southern Districts of Texas. Mr. Strolle has first chair litigation experience in disputes involving various probate, contract, partnership, limited partnership, joint venture and minority shareholder issues. He has handled complex business transactions and is a member of the Texas and San Antonio Bar Associations.
Eric Rine received a B.S. from Purdue University and a M.S. in Business Administration from Boston University. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 21 years, primarily as an F/A-18D Weapons & Sensors Officer, attending TopGun and U.S. Naval Test Pilots School. He is a candidate for a J.D. from St. Mary’s University, to be completed in May of 2017.