Carolyn J. Smith

Director, Texas Financial Partners

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“Thirty years as tax partner and partner in charge of Private Client Services with Padgett Stratemann & Co. were a perfect prelude to the satisfaction of working directly with our clients. My knowledge and experience, plus the credibility I enjoy among professional advisors, can accelerate the challenging planning process that affluent families and their businesses go through and reassure them that their objectives of financial independence and family harmony will be achieved.”

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  • Estate Tax Planning
  • Succession Planning
  • Post Mortem Planning


  • Bachelor of Arts, Texas Lutheran University


  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy
  • Group I Life and Health License
  • General Securities Representative (Series 7) and Securities Agent and Investment Advisor Representative (Series 66)

Professional Leadership

  • American Institute of CPAs
  • Texas Society of CPAs
  • San Antonio Chapter of CPAs
  • The Legacy Companies™
  • San Antonio Estate Planners Council
  • Partnership for Philanthropic Planning of San Antonio
  • Planned Giving Council for American Red Cross-San Antonio
  • Stephen Ministries Leader


  • Heckerling Institute of Estate Planning speaker
  • Blueprints for Tomorrow Conference speaker
  • Legacy Network Conference speaker
  • National Financial Partners Conference speaker


  • Central Texas Estate Planners Council
  • San Antonio CPA Symposium
  • Institute of Certified Business Counselors


  • Carolyn and Jeff have one son, Tyler.
  • A certified Stephen minister, Carolyn has a heart for people.

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