Michael V. Bourland

Founding Shareholder

Assistant: Stacie Silver 817.877.1088 info@bwwlaw.com Download vCard

Bourland, Wall, & Wenzel, P.C.
301 Commerce Street, Suite 1500
Fort Worth, Texas 76102

Mr. Bourland is the founding shareholder of Bourland, Wall & Wenzel, P.C., a Fort Worth, Texas law firm which represents individuals, closely held and family businesses, professional practices and nonprofit entities (including charitable organizations) within its areas of legal practice. Mr. Bourland was born in Fort Worth, Texas on October 2, 1943.  He earned a B.A. from Baylor University and his J.D. from Baylor University School of Law.  He earned his LL.M. in Taxation from University of Miami, Florida.  Additionally, he was a Captain in JAGC, USAF, 1970-1975.

Mr. Bourland was admitted to practice law in Texas in 1969 and is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law (Texas Board of Legal Specialization).  He is a member of the American Bar Association; State Bar of Texas and its Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section (Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Council, 1993-1996); Tarrant County Bar Association (Director, 1987-1989); Tarrant County Probate Bar Association; Fort Worth Business and Estate Council (Chair, 1992-1993); and a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

Mr. Bourland’s practice is directed to business, tax, estate planning, trusts, probate, charitable entity and charitable giving law. Mr. Bourland has been/is currently a guest lecturer in estate planning at Baylor University School of Law (where he is adjunct professor of law, co-teaching the Nonprofit Organizations course), Baylor University School of Business, Southern Methodist University School of Law, University of Texas School of Law and The Center for American and International Law.  He speaks regularly throughout the United States on subjects within his practice areas at seminars conducted by, among others, American Bar Association, American Law Institute, Texas Bar Association, American Institute of CPAs, Salk Institute for Biological Research and Texas Society of CPAs, Notre Dame, Duke and Tulane Universities.

Additionally, he speaks regularly to churches and church leaders on the creation of church foundations and the governance of church organizations.  Mr. Bourland has contributed on subjects within his practice areas to publications including the New York Times, Nation’s Business, Business Week and Money magazine.   Mr. Bourland is a co-author of Keeping Your Church Out of Court , first, second and third editions.


Practice Areas

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Background Information

Experience

  • Texas Super Lawyers: 2003 – 2004, 2006 – 2016 (Thomson Reuters)
  • Serves as expert witness and arbitrator

Industry Experience

  • Family Businesses
  • Foundations
  • Nonprofit
  • Oil & Gas

Admissions & Certifications

  • Admitted: 1969, Texas
  • Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law (Texas Board of Legal Specialization)

Professional & Civic Involvement

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas and its Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section (Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Council 1993-1996)
  • Tarrant County Bar Association (Director, 1987-1989)
  • Fort Worth Business and Estate Council – Estate Planning Council (Chair, 1992-1993)
  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (Charitable Planning Committee, Business Planning Committee)
  • Baylor Law School, Adjunct Professor, Nonprofit Organizations
  • Member of Downtown Rotary Club of Fort Worth and Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International
  • Director of the Greater Dallas Fort Worth Fellowship Of Christian Athletes
  • Director of the American Football Coaches Foundation
  • Pro bono legal counsel of the American Football Coaches Association/American Football Coaches Foundation
  • Served as a volunteer to Arts Council of Fort Worth, Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Texas Health Harris Methodist Foundation, Community Foundation of North Texas, Fort Worth Police and Firefighters Memorial Fund, True Worth, High Plains Chapter, American Cancer Society, Baylor University, Baylor University School of Law, Baylor Alumni Association, Baylor Letterwinners “B” Association
  • Sunday School Teacher at University Baptist Church, Fort Worth

Publications

  • Nonprofit Organizations Institute January 14-16, 2015
  • ABA Tax Section 2015 Midyear Meeting January 29-31, 2015
  • Center for American and International Law February 4-6, 2015
  • State Bar of Texas Essentials of Business March 12-13, 2015
  • Philadelphia Estate Planning Council May 7, 2015
  • State Bar of Texas Webcast June 9, 2015
  • ALI-CLE Estate Planning for the Family Business Owner July 8-10, 2015
  • ALI-CLE Audiocast August 11, 2015
  • State Bar of Texas Nonprofit Organizations August 13-14, 2015
  • Tarrant County Bar Association Hot Topics September 25, 2015
  • National Business Institute October 9, 2015
  • National Conference on Philanthropic Planning October 21-23, 2015
  • Virginia Society of CPAs Professional Development Conference October 28-29, 2015
  • Fall Conference on Good Governance November 9, 2015
  • Corpus Christi Estate Planning Council November 19, 2015
  • Advanced Business Law November 20, 2015

Education

  • B.A., Baylor University
  • J.D., Baylor University School of Law
  • LL.M. in Taxation, University of Miami, Florida