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Paul D. Strug


T (713) 961-9045
F (713) 961-5341

Paul Strug is a seasoned attorney specializing in estate planning, trust and estate administration, and business succession planning. With a deep commitment to his clients’ needs, Paul navigates a diverse range of probate, trust, and estate and gift tax issues with precision and care.

In estate and gift planning, Paul takes a comprehensive approach that offers tailored solutions for tax-planned wills, trusts, and advanced planning techniques. Leveraging tools such as family limited partnerships, charitable remainder trusts, grantor retained annuity trusts, and partition and property agreements, he addresses clients’ objectives. Where clients have displayed an interest in philanthropy, Paul helps with structuring an efficient plan to carry out such charitable interest—whether the creation of a private foundation, use of a donor-advised fund, or direction of assets that can be more efficiently contributed to charity as part of the client’s comprehensive estate plan

In probate and trust administration, Paul and his team oversee all facets of estate and trust management, from probate initiation to collection and division of assets to elections to be made on a federal estate tax return. He guides families through the complexities of the probate process from start to finish.

In the realm of business planning, Paul’s practice spans the spectrum, from entity establishment to facilitating the acquisition or sale of small-to-midsize businesses. He combines his years of experience with a client-first approach in every aspect of his practice. With a commitment to excellence, Paul is a trusted advisor for individuals and business-owners navigating the complexities of estate planning, probate and trust administration.

Paul fosters strong client relationships built on trust, communication, and responsiveness. He prioritizes timely correspondence, promptly returning phone calls and emails. He welcomes collaboration with clients’ other professional advisors. Clients appreciate Paul’s approachable demeanor and commitment to providing comprehensive guidance, empowering them to make informed decisions about their future.

Bar Admissions

  • Probate Council, Houston Bar Association


  • J.D., The University of Texas School of Law
  • B.A., Washington University at St. Louis

Additional Information

  • ”AV” Peer Review Rated by LexisNexis Martindale Hubble®
  • He has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Texas Monthly Magazine 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2011.
  • He was honored with the Five Star Wealth Manager Award, recognized for his high-level of client service and knowledge in the estate planning field, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014.
  • Paul is a frequent speaker, offering presentation on Estate Planning, Probate, Asset Protection and Charitable Planning topics.
Community Involvement
  • Chair of the Professional Advisors
  • Committee of the Houston Jewish Community Foundation

Practice Areas