July 5, 2023

Press Release: Hargrove Firm Announces Merger with Texas-Based Book Law Firm

National Estate, Tax, and Business Planning Law Practice Hargrove Firm Partners with Prominent Dallas-Area Attorney Lorne C. Book

Lorne C. Book
Partner, Hargrove Firm LLP

Hargrove Firm is pleased to announce the strategic expansion of its advanced estate, tax, and business planning legal services across the Dallas market with the addition of esteemed Texas tax and estate planning attorney Lorne C. Book of Book Law Firm. Both firms share a kindred vision of delivering innovative, first-class tax and estate planning services with a client-centric approach. Arising from this shared vision, Hargrove Firm founding partner, attorney, and CPA, Jamie Hargrove and Lorne Book have agreed that Book Law Firm will merge with Hargrove Firm, effective July 1, 2023.

As the Hargrove Firm partner leading the new Dallas-based office, Lorne Book will provide sophisticated tax and estate planning services to clients as well as exit planning services for clients who are selling or on the cusp of selling their businesses. He will continue to operate with the same core philosophy of “estate planning made easy,” while significantly growing the firm’s presence in Texas and nationwide.

“Lorne is a great addition to our rapidly expanding national practice,” said Jamie Hargrove. “The expertise and passion for helping clients that Lorne brings to Hargrove Firm is exactly what sets our firm apart.”

Book grew up in Texarkana, Arkansas, and he received his law degree from South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas. He has been streamlining the estate planning process for families for the last decade. Using his gifts of storytelling and illustration as teaching tools, Book helps clients understand the complexities of planning for the future. He was selected to the Texas Rising Stars list for the years of 2019 – 2021. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. He is a regular speaker on various estate planning topics in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, and he is a deacon and teacher at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas, where he regularly attends alongside his wife, Kym, and their four children.

“Jamie and I both love our clients and love our work,” said Lorne Book, new partner at Hargrove Firm. “What makes the Book Law Firm and Hargrove Firm merger so significant is that it brings two great practices together in ways that allow us unique and cutting-edge opportunities to serve even more people with client-centered estate and tax planning.”

Jamie Hargrove and Lorne Book discuss the exciting new merger in a short video here.

The opening of Hargrove Firm’s Dallas-based office marks the firm’s fifth physical office location at 4425 Plano Parkway, Unit 103, Carrollton, Texas 75010, P: 214.305.6974, adding to the firm’s offices in Pleasanton, California, Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky, and Cincinnati, Ohio; however, the firm also has additional offices and a team of 150+ Of Counsel attorneys located across the country.

About Hargrove Firm:
Hargrove Firm is a national estate, tax, and business planning law practice consisting of attorneys and CPAs. With a team of over 150 attorneys nationwide, the firm guides individuals, particularly business owners, in planning their estate, financial, and business succession in the most tax-efficient manner. Founding partner Jamie Hargrove boasts nearly 40 years of tax and estate planning experience; he was a pioneer in applying technology to legal services, creating his “First Step Planning” online service in 2012 to streamline the estate planning process. In the same year, his firm received the James I. Keane Award from the American Bar Association Law Practice Division for its “First Step Planning” online service. The Keane Award recognizes law offices that developed legal service innovations delivered over the internet. Hargrove Firm, powered by NetLaw, touts the only national online estate planning practice, which provides convenient, real-time collaboration between clients, their financial advisors, and attorneys. For more information, please visit hargrovefirm.com and follow along on LinkedIn.