Anna Near



Anna is an associate attorney at SNPA. Her practice consists of estate planning and probate work, and she is involved extensively in philanthropic planning.

Anna graduated from Rice University with a B.A. in English and originally started with the firm after receiving her J.D. from the University of Texas in 2004. She was thrilled to be welcomed back in 2016 after a ten-year “break” at home with young children. During that time, she served on the Boards of Directors for Explore Austin and Tarrytown United Methodist Church Child’s Day Out, the Consultants’ Council of Breakthrough Austin, and development and event committees for numerous other charitable organizations, including Any Baby Can, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, and JDRF Austin.

She currently serves on the Board of Governors for the Austin Community Foundation and the Board of Directors for the Texas Book Festival, and volunteers her legal services for American Gateways. She has a fresh perspective on how charitable organizations and thoughtful wealth transfer planning play an integral role in the Austin community.