Estate Planning & Administration

Estate planning and administration is the practice of law dealing with the creation, protection and disposition of a client’s assets, during life, upon, and after death, in accordance with the client’s requirements and expectations after considering the tax and family relationship. Estate planning and administration also includes advising clients and handling estate matters with respect to the administration of estates, trusts, interdictions and tutorships, determination of heirship, the probate of wills, contest and interpretation suits.

Our highly qualified and experienced attorneys are experienced in structuring integrated asset protection, wealth preservation and estate planning strategies appropriate for each client’s objectives and needs. Using both domestic and global components, a complete plan can be established to provide individuals with strong asset protection, which is integrated into an estate plan and investment program.

Our services include:

  • Counseling on estate, gift, income, and generation-skipping transfer tax issues.
  • Preparing personalized estate planning documents such as wills, revocable living trusts, insurance trusts, irrevocable trusts, generation-skipping trusts, charitable trusts, various grantor and personal residence trusts, and powers of attorney for financial matters and for medical treatment decisions.
  • Representing clients on income, gift, estate and other tax matters before the Internal Revenue Service, the State’s Department of Treasury, Tax Tribunal and other courts and agencies.
  • Representing fiduciaries in the administration of estates and trusts.
  • Establishing foundations and other charitable giving programs.
  • Advocating in contests and other litigation involving estates, trusts, conservatorships and guardianships.
  • Litigation in all federal and state courts.
  • Preparing family limited partnerships and limited liability companies.
  • Counseling on retirement distribution taxes.
  • Pre- and post-marital agreement negotiations.
  • Preparing Federal and state tax returns required due to death.