Customized estate planning strategies are designed to carry out the wishes of our clients for management and distribution of assets during their lifetimes or after death, and to make arrangements for protection and care of loved ones. An estate plan might include any number of issues and documents, such as:
With a thorough analysis of assets and needs, we help our clients take advantage of innovative methods of asset protection taking into account inheritance tax law, property rights, and the special needs of beneficiaries.
If you own a family company, we can help you with the critical business succession planning that is needed to transfer the legacy of your company to family members, key employees or new owners, to address planned or unexpected departures, and to transfer leadership and control of the operations.
The goal of estate tax planning is to maximize and protect your wealth and to minimize transfer taxes. We develop a customized plan for our clients which takes into account the estate, gift, generation-skipping transfer and income tax consequences.
Each family’s situation is unique. Trusts may be needed to protect and control an inheritance for minor children. Disabled beneficiaries, or beneficiaries living in nursing homes or receiving public benefits may require Supplemental Needs Trusts that can protect benefits for a person with disabilities. When court approval is required, we will pursue the necessary action for you.
We tailor our advice to your specific situation.