Paul L. Comstock

Director, Relationship Manager

(713) 977 2694

Throughout his 50+ year career, Paul has focused on providing financial and organizational counsel to individuals acting in a fiduciary capacity for the family, its many trusts or its members serving on public and private non-profit boards. His efforts have led to a special focus on issues impacting generation spanning trusts, private family investment companies, charitable and non-charitable split interest trusts, private foundations and the gift planning efforts of public non-profits.

He organized First Endowment Development Corporation d/b/a Paul Comstock Partners in 1983 as an independent, privately owned, fee only advisory firm. The firm continues to operate under its original mission; to support the client service goal of improving the personal outcomes for those who are the recipients of its planning advice.

He led his firm in the development of specialized tools used in providing quantitative information appropriately organized for effective decision making integrated with the qualitative personal issues family and independent fiduciaries face in their management and leadership roles to achieve successful holistic outcomes.

Paul was successful in applying to Paul Comstock Partners the family succession leadership concepts he has counseled others to engage in. His daughter Alison Moss is the majority shareholder and CEO of Paul Comstock Partners and has been successfully leading the firm to continued growth and the further development of services being applied to high net worth families. He currently serves the firm as a Director and remains active in client service activities.

Paul has participated in the professional community through leadership roles with the Planned Giving Council of Houston, where he was a founder, Board Member, and Past President. The organization bestowed upon him their first lifetime achievement award. He is a past board member of the Estate Planning Council of Houston. He is a past Board Member of the National Association of Gift Planners and was its President in 1996. He served as a Board Member of the Center of Philanthropy at Indiana University and is a past Chair of its Board of Visitors. He is also a past Chair of the National Planned Giving Council sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Philanthropies Office. Because of his multi-generational family wealth management organizational work, Paul was asked to participate in the peer invitation only Committee for Family’s Flourishing, a group of nationally engaged family wealth advisory specialists.

Paul currently serves on the board of directors of the Erie Canal Heritage Fund and is chair of its development committee. In addition to his professional work, Paul has held local and regional ecclesiastical leadership roles for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

He received a Bachelor of Science in Business from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a Master’s of Science in Financial Services from the American College.