As the managing partner of KB Carlton, PLLC, Kyle represents clients in a variety of areas including: complex corporate structuring, asset protection and estate planning. His practice has an emphasis on startup companies, family succession, wealth management, and international structures. Kyle summarizes his practice best: “We have big firm sophistication and experience with a boutique firm approach. Our clients feel like they’ve joined a private club or private bank. And in the end, we have one simple aim: to make out clients our friends.”
Kyle previously worked in a non-attorney capacity for a large, nationally recognized law firm for over two years. Subsequently he struck out to pursue his true passion: entrepreneurship. After a stint working to open a family office for a wealthy North Dallas family, Kyle formed KB Carlton, PLLC. Kyle’s passion for entrepreneurship led him to start his first company when he was in college which he successfully divested himself of in 2004.
Kyle holds a BBA in finance from Texas A&M where he graduated in the top 3% of all business students. Additionally, Kyle holds a Juris Doctorate and an MBA in strategy & entrepreneurship from SMU.
In addition to his passions for the law and entrepreneurship, Kyle has a passion for his family, his community and the less fortunate globally. He serves with a number of philanthropic, civic and religious groups around the nation and the globe. Previously he served as a voting member on SMU’s Board of Trustee endowment investment committee (charged with making all investment decisions for SMU’s 1.5-billion-dollar endowment). Kyle and his wife also founded the W.E. Hines Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping “social entrepreneurs” change the world.
Kyle doesn’t slow down much. When he does, he enjoys reading, swimming, traveling, high adventure backpacking and treasuring his time with family and friends. Kyle believes that life is about loving and serving others and, in the end, that love conquers all. Whether personal or legal, he seeks to bring this passion for service to every endeavor he undertakes.
Juris Doctorate of Law from Southern Methodist University
MBA in Strategy and Entrepreneurship from Southern Methodist University
Graduated top 3% with BBA in Finance from Texas A&M University (a top 15 public institution)
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