OUR AREAS OF PRACTICE.

We are continually adapting new areas of practice as the law, legal landscape and economic conditions continue to evolve. While our firm was formed to focus on estate planning and estate administration, we quickly responded to our clients' needs to handle business planning, transactions, and litigation matters because our clients wanted to continue working with us relating to other aspects of their lives and businesses. In many firms clients are passed on to other practice groups or referred to other law firms to handle issues outside of the trust and estate area. Our clients wanted to "keep it in the family" where they had developed a sense of trust, so we expanded and now are proud to provide a wide array of related services for our clients.

Estate Administration

The loss of a family member is always difficult, and the prospect of settling an estate often results in anxiety. Or perhaps your business partner has died. How do you handle his interest in a closely-held business?

We advise fiduciaries on business issues affecting estates and trusts, including the restructuring of business interests, providing advice on the disposition of assets, and representing estates or trusts as shareholders of business enterprises. We advise estates of all sizes and in all jurisdictions, and counsel personal representatives. We perform all of the necessary steps in the administration of an estate, with such steps ranging from advising trustees about their duties, to probating wills, to effecting a smooth transition in the control of the family business or the family legacy.