Trusts & Estates Group

The Trusts & Estates Group provides a full range of legal services in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, incapacity planning, guardianships and conservatorships, estate, trust and conservatorship litigation, and estate and gift taxes.

The Trusts & Estates Group has significant expertise in the preparation of estate planning documents, such as wills and revocable living trusts, and all of the various types of trusts used for wealth transfer and charitable giving. In addition, our attorneys have particular knowledge and expertise in the area of “special needs” trusts for developmentally and mentally disabled persons.

The Trusts & Estates Group also provides advice about the administration of estates, trusts, guardianships and conservatorships, and the preparation of estate and gift tax returns.

Several members of our Trusts & Estates Group also represent clients in litigating probate, trust, guardianship and conservatorship matters. Our trusts and estates litigation practice focuses on the representation of fiduciaries and beneficiaries in the following areas:

Will and trust contests
Interpretation of estate planning documents
Determinations of heirship and asset ownership disputes
Accounting controversies
Fiduciary appointment and removal
Creditor’s claims
Constructive trusts
Disputes concerning the characterization of property
Elder abuse