El Paso

221 N. Kansas, Suite 1700
El Paso, TX 79901
Phone: 915.533.4424
Fax: 915.546.5360


2905 San Gabriel St, Suite 205, 
Austin, TX 78705
Phone: 512.320.5466
Fax: 512.320.5431

Las Cruces

3800 E. Lohman Ave., Suite C
Las Cruces, NM 88011
Phone: 575.527.0023
Fax: 915.546.5360

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Elisa Samaniego

Email: elisa.samaniego@kempsmith.com
Telephone: 915-533-4424 / Fax: 915-546-5360

Elisa Samaniego is a partner in the firm’s Business Department, with a primary focus on corporate law, business transactions, estate planning and probate matters. Elisa’s experience includes preparing comprehensive estate planning documents, advising executors and beneficiaries on trust and estate administration, preparing gift and estate tax returns, assisting with trust modification and reformation, and representing clients in probate proceedings. In addition to her experience in probate and estate planning and administration, Elisa advises clients on a wide range of business and corporate matters, including entity formation, trademark registration, and drafting, reviewing, and negotiating various commercial agreements, including contracts, licensing agreements, and corporate governance documents.

A native El Pasoan, Elisa received her B.B.A. in Finance and International Business from the University of Texas at El Paso. She attended Louisiana State University on a full tuition scholarship and graduated from LSU Law with a J.D. and Graduate Diploma in Comparative Law. Elisa also studied at Universite Jean Moulin in Lyon, France, and earned a Graduate Diploma in European and International Business Law.


Author/Speaker: “The Modern Nomad: Ancillary Probate and Planning Tips to Avoid it,” State Bar of Texas Intermediate Probate and Estate Planning Conference, 2023




  • LSU Law, J.D. and Graduate Diploma in Comparative Law
  • University of Texas at El Paso, B.B.A. Finance and International Business


  • Texas, 2017
  • New Mexico, 2024
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas


  • CASA of El Paso Board of Directors
  • YWCA El Paso del Norte Region Board of Directors
  • El Paso Estate Planing Council Board of Directors 
  • El Paso Young Lawyers Association Board of Directors
  • George A. McAlmon American Inn of Court
  • Progress 321 Member
  • Sun Bowl Association - Volunteer 
  • UTEP COBA Alumni Network Board