Hello! I’m Ifeoma (ee-foh-mah) Ibekwe (ee-beck-way), but you can call me Iffy. I activate intentional women so they can take agency over their lives and build impactful legacies.
Do you want to make sure that even your children’s children can buy their first (and second) homes?
Do you want to make sure the causes and changes you believe in can carry out their work, no matter what?
We took care of our estate planning on Valentine's Day (yay!) and felt at ease and well informed throughout the entire process. I highly recommend that you contact Iffy for your estate planning needs. Not only is she professional and knowledgeable, she made us feel welcomed and cared for.
Iffy is knowledgeable and wonderful to work with. She was able to explain complicated estate planning concepts to help thecommon person make important life decisions. She gently guided us through the process and was very professional and kind. I would recommend her to anyone. We especially appreciated her attention to detail and genuine concern for educating folks on how to properly be prepared for the unexpected.
I do, too! That’s why even when it felt scary to set up a will at the time, it was worth it for me to prepare for myself and my loved ones. I decided to push through anyway. And through the process, I found out that it wasn’t terrifying at all—I felt so legit!
To understand where I am going, it helps to understand “my why” for this work. My father died without a will in 2004, and I saw my mom have to go through the grief of his loss while tying up loose ends of his life in court and at a considerable financial expense. The first thing my mom did was to establish her will and health directives. She wanted to make sure that her agency was intact and secure generational wealth for her children. My mom was the catalyst for change in the trajectory of our family. I followed my mom’s lead by setting up my first estate plan after my first child was born. It was one of the most empowering decisions I’ve made as a woman.
It’s time to have the people in your corner who understand your unique position and desires. Because what’s good for one of us is good for all of us.
After 12 years of practicing law for nonprofits, I started my own practice to equip other women. The idea that wealth and advancement belongs to a specific group or class never sat right with me. I teach you how to continue to call the shots for your people and pursuits while preserving your voice in decision-making and building wealth.
I am passionate about what I do, and my life has been transformed by elevating women. As my clients succeed in creating an impactful legacy for themselves, I am strengthened by a sense of mission.
Each woman’s action inspires me to boldly spread the message of effective estate planning. I have helped more than 250 people establish a will, trust, or other legal documents to set up themselves and loved ones for generations of success!
One of my clients was a single mom with an ex-husband who battles substance abuse issues. Her biggest fear (and cause of frequent late-night anxiety attacks) was worrying about what would happen to her kids if something were to happen to her. She certainly did not want them (or her hard-earned dollars) to end up in the hands of her unstable ex!
I was so honored to help this mama set up a will and trust to make sure that her kids had special people to care for them and the financial resources to provide for them. We also set up a way for my client to select key family members to take care of her if something were to happen.
Giving a fellow woman such practical tools is something I never dreamed I would be doing while I was toiling away at my former desk job. Encouraging women is my passionate calling and I am able to use my legal know-how to help equip women and families. In a few simple steps, I can give a woman a sense of peace knowing that she’s providing the best for her loved ones—just in case!
You are not buying the lie that inheritance and property ownership is only for Chad.
You want to offer your loved ones a distinct advantage that only select families have historically had access to.
You want to decide what happens with your health and your wealth.
You believe a “woman's place” is wherever decisions are made about her.
You want generational wealth.
You want to support the causes that mean the most to you.
You just want to catch the hell up!
There are hundreds of lawyers in Austin and thousands of lawyers in Texas. You want to know what makes me different? I get the needs of women!
My superpower is arming women with the tools to ensure generational wealth, preserve agency, and provide loved ones with the advantages they desire. I work with all women, no matter your marital status or family dynamics to find practical legal solutions for “just in case” situations all the way to the future you imagine for your loved ones. Guys are welcome too (if they are down for the cause). Also, I LOVE what I do, like love-love.
Preparing women with estate plans is how I play my part to end inequality and unfair disadvantages due to racism, sexism, classism, and other barriers that keep women from building generational wealth and having a voice in decisions that affect us.
I am a double Longhorn. I earned my undergrad and law degrees from THE University of Texas at Austin. Hook ’em Horns!
I am licensed in Texas, and I have over 13 years of experience practicing law.
I am married and have four beautiful children (all of whom are set).
I’ve prepared hundreds of effective estate plans.
I founded We Read Her, a book club dedicated to reading books authored by women of color.
My Black-owned, woman-owned business was featured on KVUE News, Austin’s ABC affiliate station.
My immigration story is featured on KUT, Austin’s NPR affiliate.
I am an Austin Monthly Magazine’s Top Austin Attorney 2020
I am the National Board President of Be the Bridge, a nonprofit dedicated to racial justice and reconciliation.
I am featured on the Lawyerist podcast.
I am a member of the Austin Black Lawyers Association and the Austin Bar Association.
Ashanti is our resident Paralegal Eagle. She currently resides in Pflugerville with her husband and three beautiful children. Ashanti is working on her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and plans to go to law school. A transplant from California, she now knows that Texas is the real deal with real bugs! Ashanti really enjoys reading and silent time, especially as a mommy. Her favorite color is pastel pink and she loves soca music. Ashanti describes herself as an introvert who has extrovert moments!
Maya is our public relations and administrative intern from Houston, Texas.
Working on her Bachelor's degree in Public Relations, Maya attends The University of Texas at Austin and plans to go to law school.
Maya enjoys reading, crafting, writing, listening to music, traveling, and spending time with her parents and two siblings. Her favorite activity to do with her family is biking on a sunny day.
Kay grew up in Medicine Mound, Texas, a West Texas ghost town. The reason she became a lawyer was to be of service to others. Her journey as a lawyer has given her a broad range of experience including criminal law, traffic law, entertainment law, and business law.
Kay has always had a strong passion for estate planning and feels passionate about helping people use the law to protect themselves and their loved ones. She majored in history at West Texas A&M, and because of this she has a large collection of history books which continues to grow. Kay earned her law degree at Texas Tech School of Law and then headed on to Austin, the live music capital of the world. As an artist and musician, Austin has been the perfect place for Kay and her musician husband to call home.
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