Trusts & Estate Planning

It is important to plan for the future by protecting your wealth for yourself, your family, friends and charitable causes that you may wish to benefit during your lifetime or after your death. Our highly regarded estate planning attorneys will work collaboratively with your financial advisors to create the most appropriate and tax-effective plan to meet your goals, including drafting simple or sophisticated wills, trusts, health care directives powers of attorney and other appropriate documents. Our attorneys can advise you in all aspects of wealth transfers and handle planning for estates involving privately held businesses, literary and creative rights, significant art collections and other complicated assets.

Our experienced attorneys and legal assistants work closely with executors, trustees and beneficiaries to guide them through the steps of an orderly estate or trust administration, from preparing and filling probate proceedings to the final accounting for the estate beneficiaries. While we seek to avoid estate litigation, when necessary, we will not hesitate to proceed to probate Court to further the interests of our clients.

Our Trusts & Estate Planning group also handles second and step-parent adoptions and has broad experience with planning for the families created through artificial reproductive technologies (ART) and other non-traditional means.
(Steven Weissman, Peggy Brady, Mitchell Klein, John DelGrosso)