RKW Law Group’s Trusts & Estates Practice provides clients with advice and insight on how to protect their assets during their lifetime and assure proper distribution upon their death. We advise clients on all aspects of estate planning and administration, including the settlement and taxation of trusts and estates. As part of the planning process, we also pride ourselves in collaborating with other RKW lawyers to assure all aspects of our client’s planning needs are well-served whether it is retitling real estate, developing business succession plans, creating trusts or representing a fiduciary in court. We also are frequently consulted by accountants, trust companies, and other advisors to assist in advising their clients with regard to various estate planning and taxation matters.
Our Trusts & Estates attorneys design and implement strategies to protect the assets of its clients from creditors, including spousal creditors in the event of a divorce. We also design specific trusts so an inheritance can be protected for beneficiaries who have special needs or complex circumstances. We counsel our clients on the effective use of living trusts and durable powers of attorney as way to avoid expensive guardianship proceedings and probate. If there is a need for probate or trust administration, we assist the families of our clients to settle the estate efficiently and with utmost care.
Occasionally litigation arises with respect to various estate and trust documents, including will contests, interpretation of wills and trust agreements, accountings, and breach of fiduciary duty issues. RKW Law Group’s attorneys have experience which ranges from simple will contests to complicated cases. We have experience handling controversies with the IRS and state departments of taxation and revenue and, when necessary, we represent our clients in connection with estate tax audits and litigation.
We are in the business of solving problems. Whether we are negotiating the purchase of a dental practice, updating your employee manual, assisting your business bid on a government contract or preparing estate planning documents to protect your family, we are focused on meeting your needs while managing your bottom line.