O’Quinn Estate Executor Resigns

The ongoing saga of the Estate of law Houston attorney John O’Quinn took an unexpected turn in the last couple of weeks when Gerald Treece, the executor of the estate, filed his notice with the Court that he wants to resign as the executor of the contentious estate.  Treece has served as the executor of this complex estate since O’Quinn died in 2009.

Treece, former dean of the South Texas College of Law in Houston, has had to deal with a number of complex issues in this estate.  O’Quinn’s long-time girlfriend made a claim to be his common-law spouse.  Issues have arisen with the O’Quinn Foundation.  Claims have been made that Treece has imprudently managed the estate’s assets.  The list goes on.

In the filings to the Court, the parties are asking that Cary Gray, the managing partner of another Houston law firm, replace Treece as the executor to tackle the remaining issues in this estate.

All of the issues that Treece has faced as executor of John O’Quinn’s estate are the kinds of issues that the attorneys at Ford + Bergner LLP handle for clients on a regular basis.  Should you find yourself in the midst of a contentious and complex probate matter, please call us.