Gary Blake Wells

Gary Blake Wells

Helping clients plan and protect their estates and businesses
  • Estate Planning, Business Law, Gov & Administrative Law ...
  • California, Texas
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I work with clients to help them succeed, whether this involves setting up a new business, working with them to understand and comply with complicated federal and state laws, developing their estate plan and preparing the necessary documents, or helping them resolve their firearm legal issues.

I can work with you by providing the following legal services:

(1) Business Law: Work with businesses owners to plan their organization, develop the legal documents necessary to get their business started, and address their ongoing legal concerns

(2) Regulatory Compliance: Work with business owners to help them understand and comply with statutory and regulatory requirements so they can take a proactive approach to ensuring compliance and to help with issues of noncompliance

(3) Estate Planning: Work with clients to develop their overall estate plan and prepare their wills, trusts (including firearms trusts), and other estate planning documents to help them achieve their goals

(4) Firearms Law: Work with businesses and individuals to address their legal questions about compliance with firearm laws and restoring their firearms rights

My legal practice is not limited to firearm businesses and owners. However, my unique qualifications help businesses and individuals with their firearms-related, legal concerns. I have authored two volumes on firearm laws. Volume 1 explains federal firearm laws and Volume 2 explains Texas firearm laws.

Idaho St Univ
Undergraduate Degree
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Brigham Young Univ J Reuben Clark LS UT
Law Degree
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Professional Experience
Gary B. Wells, Attorney at Law
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Baker, Manock & Jensen
Speaking Engagements
Firearm Laws Updates and How They Affect Your Practice,
The exponential expansion of confusing firearm laws is potentially leading to our clients becoming “prohibited persons” and “criminals” for conduct they never anticipated being illegal. Whether practicing family law, estate planning, administrative, or civil rights law, these changes in firearm laws can impact your practice and the advice you provide your clients. This course will cover how firearm laws impact these and other areas of law and help prepare you to adequately advise your clients who own or ever plan to own a firearm, as well as the limited remedies available for those who are prohibited from owning firearms.
Professional Associations
State Bar of Texas
- Current
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California State Bar  # 154954
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Gov & Administrative Law
Administrative Law, Election Law, Government Contracts, Government Finance, Legislative & Government Affairs
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Additional Practice Area
  • Firearms Law
Legal Answers
Q. Can I get a concealed handgun permit in the state of texas if I was charged 3 years ago for a crime which was dismissed
A: Assuming you meet the other requirements for a Texas license to carry, your are eligible for a LTC if you 1) have not been convicted of a felony and 2) you have not, in the five years preceding the date of application, been convicted of a Class A or Class B misdemeanor or equivalent offense or of an offense under Penal Code section 42.01 (disorderly conduct), or equivalent offense. (Tex. Gov’t. Code § 411.172(a).) For a Texas LTC, the term convicted is different that that required to purchase a handgun under federal law. “'Convicted' means an adjudication of guilt or . . . an order of deferred adjudication entered against a person by a court of competent jurisdiction whether or not the imposition of the sentence is subsequently probated and the person is discharged from community supervision. The term does not include an adjudication of guilt or an order of deferred adjudication that has been subsequently:

(A) expunged;

(B) pardoned under the authority of a state or federal official; or

(C) otherwise vacated, set aside, annulled, invalidated, voided, or sealed under any state or federal law.”

(Tex. Pen. Code § 411.171(4).)
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Gary B. Wells, Attorney at Law
Contact & Map
9350 Hilltop Rd
Argyle, TX 76226
Telephone: (940) 222-6993
Cell: (940) 600-2257