Norton Rose Fulbright

Fulbright & Jaworski LLP is a member of Norton Rose Fulbright, a global legal practice. Led by US Managing Partner Linda Addison, we provide the world’s pre-eminent financial institutions and corporations with a full business law service and advise governments, public bodies and regulatory authorities.

Norton Rose Fulbright has more than 3,800 lawyers based in over 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. 

Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare. 

Wherever we are, we operate in accordance with our global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of our offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.

Celeste Lawton, senior counsel in the Houston office, joined in 2012. Celeste's practice is focused on wealth transfer planning. She assists clients in all aspects of their estate planning, including advising clients with respect to marital property issues, implementing complex transfer tax planning strategies, preparing and filing gift tax returns, creating and reorganizing business entities, and creating private foundations.

Celeste has experience preparing traditional and complex wills, guardianship avoidance documents, and revocable and irrevocable trusts, including intentionally defective grantor trusts, grantor retained annuity trusts, life insurance trusts, charitable lead trusts, and charitable remainder trusts. She also has experience preparing non-judicial settlement agreements, receipt and releases related to trust terminations and trustee resignations and complex settlement agreements between divorcing spouses involving various income, gift, and estate tax issues. Further, Celeste has handled all aspects of probate administration and has assisted trust and estate fiduciaries and beneficiaries in the handling of complex trust and estate administration issues, including the management and distribution of trust and estate assets and preparation of estate tax returns.

Celeste is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (2007).

Previously, Celeste was an associate with a large international legal practice in Philadelphia, and prior that, was an associate for many years, with another large international legal practice in Houston.

Contact Norton Rose Fulbright

Contact Norton Rose Fulbright

Celeste C. Lawton
1301 McKinney, Suite 5100
Fulbright Tower
Houston, Texas  77010-3095
Phone: 713 651 5278
Fax: 713 651 5246


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