After our clients' estate planning documents have been signed, we are pleased to respond at any time thereafter to their request that we review their estate plans, or the then-applicable estate tax provisions and other relevant laws, for the purpose of determining whether we would suggest any changes. In fact, we recommend that clients consult us for that purpose at least once every three or four years or whenever their circumstances change in any material way.
Legal services related to estate planning and probate are a substantial part of our practice. This can include:
We are also often called upon to represent the Personal Representative or Trustee in the process of administering a decedent's estate. Services in this area include probate proceedings, post-mortem tax planning, and distributions of assets.
Business Succession Planning
Community Property Agreements
Durable Powers of Attorney
Family Limited Partnerships
Grantor Retained Interest Trusts
Health Care Powers of Attorney
Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts
Personal Residence Trusts
Restricted Fund Agreements
Revocable Living Trusts
Special Needs Trusts
Special Power of Attorney
Supplemental Needs Trusts
Trusts for Pets
Uniform Transfers to Minors Act
Distribution of Assets
Nonprobate Asset Transfers
Small Estate Affidavits
Trust & Estate Dispute Resolution Act (TEDRA)
We emphasize careful and swift pursuit of injury claims. These claims are often the result of automobile collisions or other types of negligence situations. Although we will always seek to prepare and structure a case for settlement, the filing of a lawsuit is often necessary.
We aggressively follow the court rules to move a lawsuit as quickly as possible to trial. As trial attorneys, we attempt to efficiently move our clients' cases toward jury trial or settlement in as short a time as possible. We place a high priority on complete, careful, factual, and expert evaluation of our clients' claims.
We have made the commitment to handle a substantial number of cases on the basis of "no recovery - no fee."* We believe that people who are injured and possibly unable to work or afford attorney fees have a right to legal representation and access to the judicial system in order to recover adequate compensation for their personal losses.
Construction Site Injuries
Dog Bites & Animal Attacks
Slip & Fall
Felony Auto Accidents
Neck & Back Injuries
Uninsured Motorist Insurance
Assault & Battery
* However, clients must be responsible for their costs (such as medical records, filing fees, deposition charges, etc.) in order for us to comply with the Rules of Professional Conduct.
We represent a number of small and medium-sized businesses and their owners, as well as several nonprofit organizations and churches.
Buying & Selling
Closely Held Businesses
Directors’ & Officers’ Liability
Limited Liability Companies (LLCs)
Professional Corporations & LLCs
Personal Property Executions
Real Property Executions
Breach of Contract
Contract Drafting & Review
Loans & Lending
Sale of Goods
Uniform Commercial Code
In 2002, we opened our Escrow Services Division, which includes escrow services for both real estate transactions and refinances. We will promptly request and
compile the necessary information and monitor the file for completeness in
order to ensure an efficient closing.
As attorneys, we are uniquely qualified to serve as escrow agents. We know that real estate transactions can be complicated, and our legal knowledge and experience allows us to explain the process to those involved so that all parties will be satisfied with the result. Further, our rates for escrow services are very competitive with, if not much lower than, most other escrow companies.