BBVA Compass has named Ray J. Black, Jr. as its new Head of Estate Settlement, where he will oversee the settlement and administration of estates and offer guidance and support to the bank’s trust advisors in the field.
Black’s legal experience in handling probate, guardianship and estate planning situations spans more than two decades, including time as a partner for a Houston law firm from 1995 to 2005 as well as a stint running his own practice, The Black Law Firm. He was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1994 after graduating from law school and is a member of the Houston Bar Association, State Bar of Texas, and Garland Walker Inns of Court, among others.
“Ray is an excellent, energizing addition to BBVA Compass and its overall Investment Services operations,” said BBVA Compass Chief Fiduciary Officer Randy Bond. “Simply having him on the team is an advantage to our employees and our clients. His knowledge not only has many years behind it, but many experiences behind it. He also shares that knowledge with the public during speaking opportunities, and will be a solid ambassador for our trust services.”
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Ray J. Black, Jr.
He graduated Cum Laude with a Juris Doctor from the South Texas College of Law in 1994, where he was also the recipient of the 1994 Best Article Award for South Texas Law Review. There, he also interned at the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to Hon. Charles F. Baird.
Before that, he also obtained a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Baylor University in 1990. He has also authored various works the most recent being Damages in Probate, Trust and Guardianship Cases, published in the Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Reporter.