S. Stacy Eastland is highly regarded among the Top Trust and Estate Lawyers in Houston, Texas, bringing with him more than three decades of professional experience. He specializes in drafting wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, and related tax planning. Since 2000, Mr. Eastland has been a managing director for Goldman Sachs & Co., a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. He joined the firm to expand the advisory team working with private clients. Today, he works with clients and their advisers on strategic wealth management plans, combining a variety of income tax, estate planning and gifting techniques. Before joining the team at Goldman Sachs & Co., Mr. Eastland held prominent roles as a partner at Baker & Botts for 18 years and as an associate for the firm for the seven years prior.
Mr. Eastland entered the legal field because of his blended interest in finance and law. To prepare for his career, he earned a Bachelor of Science, with honors, from Washington and Lee University in 1971. He then obtained a Juris Doctor, with honors, from The University of Texas in 1974. Considered a trusted leader in his field, Mr. Eastland is very much involved with organizations relevant to his professional endeavors. Since 1990, he has been a council member for the American Bar Association and has been involved with a number of projects, including coordinating publications of the probate and trust division, as well as participating in the Bylaws and Handbook Committee. In addition, Mr. Eastland has advised on the Revision Uniform Partnership Act and served on the Budget and Financial Committee. Further, he was the chair and division coordinator for the Annual Meeting Programs from 1987 to 1989.
In addition to his work with the American Bar Association, Mr. Eastland is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He is also a member of the Texas Bar Association, the Houston Bar Association, the Texas Allegro Club, and the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law. In recognition of his professional excellence over four decades, Mr. Eastland was recognized by Best Lawyers in America and Who’s Who in America.
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