Kendra is a Texas and Dallas-Fort Worth native. She attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas, where she graduated summa cum laude with a double-major BBA in Finance and International Business in 1994. From there, she attended the University of Texas School of Law, graduating cum laude in in 1997.
On graduation from law school, Kendra started her career at Winstead PC in Dallas. She initially practiced in oil and gas and environmental law, before transferring her practice to real estate. During her time at Winstead, her work ranged from mineral leasing and participation agreements, to small business organization, to supervision of clean-up programs under the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and Environmental Protection Agency, to real property purchases and sales, to real-estate secured lending, to condominium and town home regime development.
Kendra and her husband, Aldo, have three children: Fabiana, Luca, and Marco. After taking a short time at home devoted to raising the kids, she returned to practice in estate planning. Her multi-practice background makes her uniquely situated to advise individuals on all aspects of their estate planning. Kendra enjoys helping guide people of all family circumstances through the decision-making process of drafting their wills, trusts, and other documents. She also enjoys helping clients navigate the the probate system after a death. Special needs planning is a passion of hers, as is guardianship, which are both crucial legal tools for providing for incapacitated loved ones. Kendra loves the personal nature of this practice, and providing her clients with peace of mind. She understands that people don’t undertake this type of planning for themselves; it is taken for the benefit of a person’s friends and loved ones.
Kendra still focuses heavily on her family. The five of them recently took advantage of a unique opportunity, and lived for a year in Alicante, Spain, on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, where the kids attended an international school and the family was able to travel extensively.
Upon return from Spain, Kendra joined the Hammerle Finley Law Firm, in Lewisville. The firm is centrally located in the metroplex, located at the intersection of 121 and I35. She is excited to have lawyers around her who are dedicated to trial law, family law, guardianship, and government benefit planning to round out her practice, as well as the support of staff to provide even more responsive service to her clients. You can learn more by visiting the site at https://Hammerle.com, and specifically Kendra’s page at https://hammerle.com/attorneys/kendra-rey/.
Kendra is available as a speaker to groups of any size about either the importance of estate planning, or family sabbatical years abroad. Please see the “Planning Process” page to see how she can help you achieve your planning goals.