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ESTATE PLANNING

The Litigation Law Group approach to estate planning is to combine estate planning and probate or trust administrative experience with the way businesses and families interact during a personís lifetime, as well as after a personís death. The Litigation Law Group combines expertise in business and estate planning and the overall skills of the Firm in corporate, litigation and real estate to provide a broad base of support to the Firmís estate planning practice.

Our services range from simple estate planning to sophisticated estate and tax planning matters that involve gifting, charitable giving and private foundations, as well as asset protection, specialized plans for owners of closely held businesses and executives of publicly held corporations, business succession plans, retirement planning and planning for clients with highly specialized needs such as multigenerational planning and international assets and family. We work with our clients to develop estate planning goals for themselves and their families and then assist our client to achieve their goals using established and innovative estate planning techniques.

We assist companies, families and individuals to achieve their goals and objectives through asset management, diversification, succession planning and long-term wealth transfer strategies.

This includes the following areas:

  • Income Tax
  • Estate & Gift Tax
  • Wills, Living Trusts, Children's Trusts & Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts
  • Durable Powers of Attorney for Health Care
  • Business Entity Creation
  • Family Business Succession Planning
  • Insurance Planning Strategies
  • Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Planning
  • Probate & Trust Administration

The Litigation Law Groupís estate planning practice provides advice and representation to individuals and families in the worlds of estate planning, business succession, estate administration, probate, conservatorship and guardianship issues, including:

  • Estate planning, with regards to both the tax and non-tax concerns, including all aspects of implementation such as living trusts, life insurance trusts and wills, and the preparation of ancillary documents, such as deeds, limited partnerships, limited liability companies, and pre-marital and post-marital agreements
  • Charitable gift planning and the organization and administration of charitable foundations, trusts and other vehicles for tax advantaged charitable giving, including the use of charitable remainder and lead trusts
  • Income, gift, estate and generation-skipping tax planning and advice for individuals and families
  • Organization, funding and sale of privately-owned business and real property interests
  • Gifting programs, including formation of educational and irrevocable trusts
  • Planning for non-U.S. citizen clients, including the use of qualified domestic trusts
  • Planning for incapacity, including Durable Powers of Attorney for property and health care, conservatorships and guardianships
  • Trust administration, including post death tax planning, transfer of assets and advice to trustees, interpretation of wills and trusts, disputes regarding the probate of wills, the review and allowance of estate and trust accountings, and technical matters regarding the assessment and allocation of taxes
  • Probate, court administration of property of a decedentís estate
  • Will and trust controversy matters
  • Planning and preservation of wealth and retirement assets through the use of state law creditor exemptions and federal and international laws

  

   
               

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