50 Estate Planning Gems
John F. Bergner
John F. Bergner is a shareholder in the Dallas, Texas office of Winstead PC. Mr. Bergner has
been with Winstead for more than 33 years and serves as chairman of the wealth preservation
practice group. Mr. Bergner is a specialist in estate planning and probate law certified by the
Texas Board of Legal Specialization. His practice involves complex tax, estate and business
succession planning as well as administration of estates. He earned a B.B.A. and J.D. from
Washburn University and an M.L.T. from Georgetown University Law Center.
Mr. Bergner is active in the American Bar Association, serving as a past Council Director, Chair
of the Estate and Gift Tax Committee and Chair of the Continuing Legal Education Committee
of the ABA's Tax Section. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel,
currently serving as a member of the Estate and Gift Tax Committee. He has lectured at
numerous tax and estate planning seminars and is a visiting adjunct professor at the University
of Miami Law School.