about our firm & why we serve

MEET THE TEAM

Meet Attorney Iffy Ibekwe

Every woman is worthy of an impactful legacy.

Hello! We are Ibekwe (ee-beck-way) Law, but you can call us your “lawyers gone right.” (No stuffy office desks, old leather smell, and boring conversation here.) Our team is composed of professionals who are mothers, daughters, sisters, aunties, and friends. We pride ourselves on clarifying estate planning decisions and confidently preparing bread-winning women. With us, the often murky area of estate planning is handled without you having to enroll in law school!

DO ANY OF THESE STATEMENTS SOUND LIKE YOU?

I want to make sure my kids never get disinherited, regardless of whether my spouse moves on when I am gone.

I want to decide what happens to me during a healthcare crisis, even if I can’t speak up at that moment.

I want my family to continue going to Disney World every year until happily ever after.

I want to make sure that I continue to support my sorority or my local pet rescue so these organizations can carry out their work, no matter what.

I want to make sure that even my children’s children can buy their first (and second) homes?

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Iffy with Client Couple

ONE LAST QUESTION…

Do you always want to have a voice in decisions that affect you?

We thought so! That’s why we provide straightforward guidance and empathetic support when setting up your life planning decisions in a way that considers every eventuality. We know that sometimes, estate planning gets put on the backburner for far too long. Think of us the same way you think about insurance; it is not about you having a health emergency or accident–it is about being prepared for the unexpectedness that life sometimes brings.

Our process focuses on planning for what you have today, so tomorrow is how you want it. We want you to walk away feeling relieved, reassured, and legally legit!

We understand the thought of estate planning can feel overwhelmingly stressful and inaccessible. But it doesn’t have to be that way, and our firm is living proof of that! We help phenomenal modern women like you better understand the value of preparing for a more secure future, which is way different than estate planning for those stuffy old-money family stereotypes. You will experience our services with peace, comfort, and clarity, knowing that the choices you have made will be adhered to. With us, you can dig some legal teeth into your decisions, so no one else will have the ability to make them. It’s the ultimate power move.

THERE ARE ENOUGH OLD WHITE DUDES MAKING DECISIONS ABOUT YOUR LIFE. DON’T ADD ONE MORE!

It’s time to have people in your corner who understand your unique position and desires. In case you’re wondering, that also includes keeping the power in your own hands rather than letting the state decide. [Not so fun fact: if you don’t have an estate plan, the state will decide what happens with your stuff (and sometimes you)!]

Client Love

Client Love

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. GRISELDA C.

Iffy is knowledgeable and wonderful to work with. She was able to explain complicated estate planning concepts to help the common 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. AMY M.

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ALL RIGHT, LADIES, LET’S GET IN LEGAL FORMATION!

We have helped hundreds of women establish their will, trust, and other legal documents to set themselves and their loved ones up for generations of success! We boldly spread the message of effective estate planning and want you to know that you are the right type of person who must get this done. Yes, just as you are!

CLIENT CASE STUDY

One of our 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!

We were so honored to help this mama set up a will and trust to ensure 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 her to select key family members to take care of her if something were to happen.

Encouraging women with practical tools is our passionate calling. Our combined legal know-how ensures that everything is done effectively and thoroughly. In a few simple steps, we can give a woman a sense of peace knowing that she’s providing the best for her loved ones—no matter what!

HERE’S THE DEAL

we should work together if:

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You believe a “woman's place” is wherever decisions are being made about her.

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You want generational wealth.

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You want your children to have the security of a stable home or international trips every year for the rest of their lives. Or both.

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You are not buying the lie that inheritance and property ownership are only for Chad.

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You want to offer your loved ones a distinct advantage that only select families have historically had access to.

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You want to make sure that your family doesn’t have to crowdfund to pay for your funeral.

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You have a family history of drug dependence or alcoholism and taking care to shelter funds from certain family members is a must!

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You remember and want to avoid the cautionary tale of Terri Schiavo, whose parents and husband fought in court over her life-sustaining treatment for over seven years and at the cost of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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You’ve experienced what happens when a family falls apart after a death and you don’t want unintended people rummaging through your home to take stuff when you are gone.

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You know the devastation of what could happen if your loved one with special needs isn’t physically and financially cared for.

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You want to decide what happens with your health and your wealth.

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You just want to catch up!

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Iffy and Client

ARE YOU THINKING…

HOW DO I SELECT AN ATTORNEY WHO WILL NOT SPEAK OVER MY HEAD?

WE’RE SO GLAD YOU ASKED!

8 + 9 =

MEET THE DREAM TEAM:

Iffy Ibekwe

IFFY IBEKWE

PRINCIPAL ESTATE PLANNING ATTORNEY

Iffy is the principal attorney of Ibekwe Law, PLLC. She believes that women deserve to make decisions that affect them with wills, trusts, and other estate planning documents. Activating women is Iffy’s calling, and she also loves speaking internationally about entrepreneurship, estate planning, motherhood, and supporting other women lawyers.

Iffy is a double Longhorn who graduated from The University of Texas at Austin (undergrad and law school). She’s practiced law for over 15 years. Iffy is passionate about racial justice and reconciliation and is the current board president for Be the Bridge, an international nonprofit that empowers people toward racial healing, equity, and inclusion. Committed to being a leader in legal discourse, Iffy is a weekly contributor to Above the Law, the largest online legal community in the world. She is currently writing a book about culturally competent estate planning with a 2023 publication year.

When not in her garden, Iffy relishes spending time with her remarkable husband and four spirited children, aged eight (and under).

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Kay Covarrubia
Kay Covarrubia

KAY COVARRUBIA

ASSOCIATE ESTATE PLANNING ATTORNEY

Kay grew up in Medicine Mound, Texas, literally, a West Texas ghost town.⁣ She became a lawyer to be of service to others.

Kay has always had a strong passion for estate planning and feels missional 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 an extensive collection of history books that continues to grow. Kay earned her law degree at Texas Tech School of Law and then headed to Austin, the “live music capital of the world.” As an artist and musician, Austin is the perfect place for Kay and her musician husband to call home.
Jan Jackson

Jan Jackson

OF COUNSEL ESTATE PLANNING AND PROBATE ATTORNEY

Jan is a seasoned estate planning and probate lawyer who has practiced exclusively in this area of law for 15 years, assisting hundreds of clients. A San Antonio native, Jan was close to her grandmother and has since found great satisfaction in assisting the elderly and infirmed with estate planning. Jan loves helping people in difficult and trying situations and works with them to communicate their choices and shield what is important.

Jan serves and participates in the Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce, the Austin Bar Association, the Austin Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, and the Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Texas. She graduated from the University of Houston and earned her law degree from St. Mary’s University. A lover of the outdoors, Jan relishes long hikes on sunshiny days through the Texas Hill Country, accompanied by Nika, her beloved Blue Heeler.

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Grace Uwimana
Grace Uwimana

GRACE UWIMANA

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Grace is our Administrative Assistant. She is originally from Rwanda and currently lives in south Austin. Grace is currently working on her bachelor’s degree in Political science at Texas State University and plans to go to law school in the future. As an advocate for criminal justice reform, Grace raises awareness about ending mass incarceration.

She appreciates outdoor activities like kayaking, hiking–basically, time in nature! Grace also enjoys reading nonfiction books and spending quality time with her friends and family.

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Emily Anaya

COMMUNICATIONS INTERN

Emily is a third-year Communication and Leadership major and Business minor at The University of Texas at Austin. As a second-generation Mexican-American woman, Emily finds great purpose centering diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in her work and intends to pursue law school upon graduation from UT in 2023. For Emily, a career in law would be a means of empowering marginalized communities and using her diverse identities to advocate for others.

Emily is creative at heart and loves to draw, paint, and especially write. She is excited to use her experience in writing and design to contribute to the mission of Ibekwe Law, PLLC.

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ARE WE THE PRACTICE FOR YOU?

WHY CHOOSE IBEKWE LAW, PLLC?

There are over 7,000 lawyers in Arkansas and over 70,000 in Texas. Want to know why we’re different from all those other choices?

We get you. We get your needs. We know that women have the freedom and power to make the decisions they need to protect themselves and their loved ones.

THE GOD-GIVEN CALLING TO HELP WOMEN.

Our superpower is arming professional and entrepreneurial women with tools that secure generational wealth, preserve their voices, and intentionally provide loved ones with distinct advantages. We work with all women, no matter your marital status or family dynamics, to find practical legal solutions for emergencies to the future you imagine for your loved ones. Guys are always welcome too (if they are down for the cause). Also, we LOVE what we do, like love-love.

WE ARE A CULTURALLY COMPETENT PRACTICE, SO WE GET IT.

Preparing women with estate plans is how we play our part to end inequality and unfairness due to ageism, racism, sexism, classism, and other barriers that keep women from building wealth and having a voice in decisions that affect us.

AND IN CASE YOU NEED OUR STREET CRED:

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We are licensed in Texas and Arkansas with over 38 combined years of experience practicing law.

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Our children are set for the future because we practice what we preach.

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We have collectively prepared hundreds of effective estate plans.

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Our Black-owned, woman-owned business was featured on KVUE News, Austin’s ABC affiliate station.

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We are a recipient of Austin Monthly Magazine’s Top Attorneys for 2020 and 2021

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We lead national pro bono estate planning giveaways, which have provided over 30 families with estate plans.

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 I HEAR SO MUCH ABOUT TRUST FUNDS. DO I NEED ONE?