Practice Areas

While our firm handles a wide range of legal matters, the following is a list of the areas we concentrate our practice:

Estate Planning

Drafting wills, trusts and powers of attorney are just the beginning.  We primarily plan for multi-million dollar estates.  These estates many times include the analysis of and actual use of irrevocable gift trusts, family limited partnerships and charitable trusts where appropriate.  We also plan for nontaxable estates, for people concerned about guardians and for clients concerned with medicaid issues.

Estate and Trust Administration

We represent individual and professional fiduciaries in all of their potential capacities.  We assist in the preparation of all tax filing and court filing necessary for the proper administration of an estate.  These services also include domestic and foreign adoptions and guardianships.

Estate Trust and Litigation

We have counseled our clients through trust construction cases, trust reformation cases and will and trust contests.  We have also handled contested claims in probate administration.

Taxation

We prepare federal and state estate tax returns.  We also prepare federal gifts tax returns and fiduciary income tax returns.

Commercial Real Estate Transactions

From before contract to after closing we represent our clients in all areas they request, including due diligence issues, zoning issues and environmental issues.  We also provide representation in 1031 exchanges.

Residential Real Estate Transactions

From before contract to after closing we represent our clients who are broker represented or selling by owner.  Our services include an attorney contract review, attempting to resolve any attorney review issues, attempting to resolve any inspection issues and attempting to resolve any title issues.

Business Practice

Business clients starting a new business, ongoing business owners looking for a new attorney or never had an attorney, we would be able to assist you in setting up your business plan.  We draft corporate buy sell agreements, limited liability operating agreements, purchase agreements and sale agreements.  We also act as registered agent and prepare state annual reports.

Other

Over the years we have developed relationships with other attorneys.  Our referral attorneys concentrate their practices in personal injury, employment law, family law and bankruptcy law.  We can always provide our clients with quality referrals whenever necessary.