Estate planning and will drafting are fundamental elements of the firm’s work for our clientele.  In addition to simple wills, we can generate computer analyses and sophisticated estate planning, which often present opportunities for significant tax savings.  Our estate planning also includes all types of wills, living wills, health care proxies, inter-vivos and insurance trusts.  We counsel executors, administrators, pension and profit-sharing managers and trustees on the management of trusts and estates.


Frequently, we are called upon to assist those who are required to handle the administrative aspects of estates -- which can be simple, complex, or may include a business as the single largest asset of the estate.  Acting as counsel for estates is facilitated by our having represented the decedent’s business.  At such times, we offer our clients pragmatic and sensible guidance.  The cooperative atmosphere within the firm -- coupled with a familiarity with the deceased’s business dealings -- can be a comfort and a significant benefit in settling an estate in an orderly and efficient manner.


Our estate planning attorneys also assist with post-decedent estate planning.  In this capacity, we assist the heirs in dealing practically with their finances after the estate has been settled.