Allan M. Goldfarb, a native El Pasoan, is a partner and Chairman of Kemp Smith's Business Department. Mr. Goldfarb’s primary focus is working with and advising owners and principals of closely-held and family businesses. This includes work on formation and termination of business and professional entities and associations (including corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships and proprietorships), purchases and sales of businesses, contractual matters, employee benefit plans, and other aspects relating to business and personal estate planning. In addition, Mr. Goldfarb has extensive experience in probate and estate matters, including tax planning and filings with the IRS. He is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Mr. Goldfarb received a Bachelor of Business Administration, with highest honors, from the University of Texas at Austin, and his Juris Doctor from the University of Texas School of Law. He also received Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant degrees from the American College. Mr. Goldfarb is a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas Section on Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law, the El Paso Estate Planning Council, the El Paso Probate Bar Association and is Past President of the Society of Financial Service Professionals.
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Professional & Civic Involvement
Mr. Goldfarb is very active in the community. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of El Paso Museum of Art Foundation and on the Board of Trustees of Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare. He is Past Chair of Paso del Norte Health Foundation, Paso del Norte Charitable Foundation, Rio Grande Cancer Foundation, Jewish Community Foundation of El Paso and Leadership El Paso. Mr. Goldfarb has served as Co-Chair of the 2006 Jewish Federation Annual Campaign and has served on the Boards of Directors of El Paso Holocaust Museum, YWCA Foundation and Congregation B’nai Zion. He is also a Donor Member of Temple Mt. Sinai.
Mr. Goldfarb has spoken on estate and business planning issues to numerous professional and lay groups, including the State Bar of Texas, and has authored several papers on advanced estate planning techniques and probate matters. Mr. Goldfarb was selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers (Estate Planning and Probate) by the publishers Thomson Reuters and in The Best Lawyers in America (Corporate Law and Trusts and Estates) for numerous years. Mr. Goldfarb was selected as El Paso Best Lawyers Corporate Lawyer of the Year in 2011, El Paso Best Lawyers Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year in 2015 and El Paso Paralegal Association Outstanding Attorney in 2016.