A good estate plan protects your assets and personal decisions, provides for your loved ones, and gives you peace of mind. Failure to plan appropriately can cause lengthy delays and may increase the costs of distributing your estate.  Depending on your situation and needs, a revocable trust and other planning options can achieve your goals.  A comprehensive estate plan may include a revocable trust, will, power of attorney for financial management, and an advance health care directive.  We work closely with clients to identify and refine their objectives and prepare plans to best accomplish them.

Living Trust, Last Will, Durable Power of Attorney for Asset Management, Advance Health Care Directive, and HIPAA Authorization form.




The estate of a deceased person may be subject to probate or may be administered through a trust. We assist clients to settle the estate of a deceased person, whether or not a court proceeding is required. We also advise clients who are beneficiaries of estates and trusts and we advise and represent fiduciaries who are appointed to administer estates, trusts and conservatorships.

Probate Administration, Living Trust, estate, estate administration, trust assets, probate assets, and post-death administration.



We evaluate proposed businesses, advise clients about various corporate structures and ongoing compliance requirements, and assist with forming a business.  We also help clients analyze their business plans and existing documents in today's changing environment to help them develop their business and meet their planning needs.

Business Law, Business formation, Start ups, Non-profit formation, Corporate Compliance, Contracts, Breach of Contracts, Purchase Agreements, License Agreements.



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