Our Services

Estate Planning & Probate

Estate Planning is the process of preserving and protecting your property from being diminished during your lifetime by taxes, attacks by litigants, claims of creditors, or at your death by administrative procedures required by our probate courts and the federal and state government.  Through proper planning, along with the appropriate legal devices, you can save your estate for your family and avoid estate taxes and the frustrations caused by an unorganized estate. 


Probate is the court supervised orderly administration of one's estate when one passes on with or without a will.  Our probate system is fraught with detailed and technical procedures most often requiring the services of various professionals. Trust Administration can avoid probate allowing for private administration thereby streamlining the process by reducing the time and cost to administer the estate. 


  

  • Living Trusts
  • Wills & Probate
  • Lifetime Wealth Transfers
  • Children's Trusts
  • Generation-Skipping Trusts
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Limited Liability Limited Partnerships
  • Health Care Surrogates
  • Qualified Personal Residence Trusts
  • Asset Protection
  • Estate Tax Avoidance
  • Gift Planning
  • Living Will Declarations
  • Life Insurance Trusts (Wealth Replacement Trusts)
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts
  • Grantor Retained Unitrusts
  • Offshore Trusts    
  • Build-up Equity Retirement Trusts
  • IRA Trusts
  • Supplemental Needs Trusts
  • Marital Agreements
  • Asset and Existing Document Review

Charitable Planning

How your estate plan can benefit your family while helping others, fulfilling your life’s purpose, and/or creating a vehicle for exercising your life’s passion


  • Charitable Remainder Trusts (Guaranteed Income Trusts)
  • Charitable Lead Trusts (Deferred Inheritance Trusts)
  • Family Foundations
  • Supporting Organizations
  • Non Profit Organizations
  • Gift Annuities
  • Conservation Easement

Taxation

Taxes account for a sizable reduction of your wealth.  For instance, without proper planning, more than half of your estate could go to the IRS!  Moreover, without proper planning, sizable amounts of your current income could go to the IRS. 


  • Individual Tax Planning
  • Corporate Tax Planning
  • Gift & Estate Tax Planning
  • Fiduciary Tax Planning
  • Estimated Tax Planning
  • Like-Kind  and Starker Exchanges
  • Installment Sales

Business Law

Your everyday business affairs are riddled with legal issues, oftentimes overwhelmingly so.  Starting, selling, purchasing, or dissolving a business can have many legal pitfalls for the unwary.  Proper legal advice can help safeguard your business. 


  

  • Asset Purchase and Sales Agreements
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Business Management Trusts
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Corporate Maintenance Program
  • Corporate Dissolutions
  • Incorporations
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Limited Partnership Agreements
  • Partnerships Agreements
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Stock Purchase and Sale Agreements
  • Voting Trusts

Other Areas of Law

If you have any legal question, do not hesitate to ask us.  Although the law offices primarily practice in the above areas of law, we associate with many other lawyers who practice in other areas of law.  Therefore, if the law offices do not provide the legal services you need, we may be able to bring in another attorney who may be able to help you.


If you have further questions about us, our services, or our fees, please contact us.


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