Practice Areas

We represent individuals, families, and small business owners in estate planning, business planning, tax planning, trust administration, probate administration, conservatorships, and general business law.

Estate Planning

 

Estate Planning helps protect and manage your estate upon your death or during incapacity.

 

This process is not just for the wealthy or those of a certain age. It is beneficial and wise for everyone to start the estate planning process as early as possible. You've worked hard to build your assets, let us help you protect them.

 

 

Conservatorships

A conservatorship is a court case where a judge appoints a responsible person (conservator) to care for another adult (conservatee) who cannot care for himself or herself or manage his or her own finances.

When you really think about it, a conservatorship proceeding involves transferring certain civil rights from one person to another, and placing someone under the complete control of someone else.  Because of this, there are strict formalities and safeguards that must be observed so that no one’s freedom is unnecessarily and unjustly taken away. 

If you are in need of a conservatorship, we will sit down with you, discuss the unique details of your situation, and help you decide your options. 

Types of Conservatorships
Trust Administration

When the creator of a trust, called the settlor, trustor or trustee, becomes incapacitated or passes away, the successor trustee (who is named in the trust), has certain duties and obligations to fulfill. The successor trustee is responsible for taking inventory of the estate and distributing assets to the beneficiaries in accordance with the settlor's wishes.

This can be a difficult process, especially during a time when individuals and families are grieving a loss. Even so, certain obligations must be handled correctly in order to prevent unnecessary financial loss and to protect beneficiaries.

 

We take the time to talk with you about the law on trust administration, offering guidance and support in order to help you understand which actions to take.

Business Planning

 

Thinking about starting a company?

We will guide you through the legal process of forming entities such as:

- Sole Proprietorships

- Partnerships

- Limited Liability Companies (LLC)

- Corporations

Starting this process can be exciting, but it can also be daunting. We will work with you side by side to ensure that each stage is handled with clear and concise representation.