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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Bellaire, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Elder Law
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  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation and Controversy - Tax Tax Law Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Owings Mills, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Nonprofit / Charities Law
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  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Ridgeland, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
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  • Location:
    Coral Gables, Florida Palm Beach, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Tax Law Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Red Bank, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Saginaw, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Health Care Law Trusts and Estates Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Salina, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Fort Worth, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Trusts and Estates Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Reno, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Real Estate Law Tax Law Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Elder Law Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Concord, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Elder Law
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Jerald David August was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Jerald David August

Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry
  • Location:
    West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Trusts and Estates Litigation and Controversy - Tax
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  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates Corporate Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
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  • Location:
    San Antonio, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Iselin, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Bethesda, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Nonprofit / Charities Law
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  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Morgantown, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Tax Law
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  • Location:
    Middlebury, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Elder Law Trusts and Estates Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Tax Law Trusts and Estates Nonprofit / Charities Law
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  • Location:
    Uniondale, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Tax Law
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  • Location:
    Boca Raton, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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Lawrence M. Bass was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Lawrence M. Bass

Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Macon, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Nonprofit / Charities Law
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  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates Litigation and Controversy - Tax Tax Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
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  • Location:
    San Antonio, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    San Antonio, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Stamford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Greenwich, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Newark, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Tax Law
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  • Location:
    Harper Woods, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Trusts and Estates Tax Law
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Family Law
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  • Location:
    Novi, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Tax Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax
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Brett Berly was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Brett Berly

Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Grand Haven, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Overland Park, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Hartford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Bristol, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Elder Law Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Nonprofit / Charities Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Trusts and Estates Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Boca Raton, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Westfield, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Pittsford, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Toledo, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Fairfax, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Florham Park, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Law Trusts and Estates Tax Law
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  • Location:
    Denville, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
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  • Location:
    West Hartford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Tax Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Naples, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Canton, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Concord, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Amherst, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Reston, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Elder Law Tax Law Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Needham, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Alexandria, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
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  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Southport, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Overland Park, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Naples, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    East Lansing, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Elder Law
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  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Tucson, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Henderson, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Trusts and Estates Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Trusts and Estates Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
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  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Bethesda, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    West Hartford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Naples, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    El Segundo, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Trusts and Estates Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Litigation - ERISA
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  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation and Controversy - Tax Real Estate Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates Tax Law
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  • Location:
    Martinsburg, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Corporate Law Tax Law Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Trusts and Estates Litigation and Controversy - Tax
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Trusts and Estates Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Nonprofit / Charities Law
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  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
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Practice Area Definition

Trusts and Estates Definition

How Can a Trusts and Estates Attorney Help You?

Trust and estate attorneys help clients plan for the efficient and effective transfer of assets to spouses, to younger generation family members, to other persons clients wish to benefit, and to charities. The practice involves the preparation of trust agreements, wills, powers of attorney, medical directives, and closely held business structures, including partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations.

What are the Trusts and Estates Practices Focal Points?

Wealth Planning
When attorneys begin the planning process, they consider your objectives, your family relationships, charitable inclinations, and the relationship of federal and state estate tax, gift tax, and generation skipping transfer tax laws to these objectives. Attorneys then work with you and, in some cases, with other advisers to design the appropriate plan to meet your goals and objectives, prepare the necessary documents to carry out the desired plan, and assist with the implementation of your plan. In connection with family wealth planning, attorneys plan and draft trust agreements and wills, create various business entities, and carry out business reorganizations.

Estate Administration
Trust and estate attorneys also handle the administration of estates. Attorneys confer with members of a decedent’s family on the various issues, including:

• Assistance to the executor with the preparation of the required probate documents and assist in valuation of estate assets
• Making insurance claims
• Preparation of final income tax returns and the estate’s income and federal and state estate tax returns
• Monitoring of the investment of the estate’s assets
• Arranging for the distribution of the estate’s net assets
• Throughout the administration of an estate, consideration is given to income tax savings through the timing of distributions and the timing and claiming of appropriate deductions.

Trust Administration
In the trust administration area, attorneys advise and consult with corporate and individual trustees concerning the discharge of the trust’s terms and consult with beneficiaries concerning trust administration matters including the preparation of trust accounts.

Trust and Estate attorneys also assist clients in all phases of probate and trust litigation. This may involve construing or reforming the terms of a will or trust, prosecuting or defending a will contest action or surcharge actions against trustees.

What is a Trusts and Estates attorneys goal for its clients?

The goal of an trust and estate attorney is to assist clients to achieve their personal goals while obtaining the significant tax savings which may be available to them through proper planning. Attorneys in the practice spend a significant amount of time dealing with the federal estate, gift, and generation skipping tax issues involved in transfer planning.

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How Can a Trusts and Estates Attorney Help You?

Trust and estate attorneys help clients plan for the efficient and effective transfer of assets to spouses, to younger generation family members, to other persons clients wish to benefit, and to charities. The practice involves the preparation of trust agreements, wills, powers of attorney, medical directives, and closely held business structures, including partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations.

What are the Trusts and Estates Practices Focal Points?

Wealth Planning
When attorneys begin the planning process, they consider your objectives, your family relationships, charitable inclinations, and the relationship of federal and state estate tax, gift tax, and generation skipping transfer tax laws to these objectives. Attorneys then work with you and, in some cases, with other advisers to design the appropriate plan to meet your goals and objectives, prepare the necessary documents to carry out the desired plan, and assist with the implementation of your plan. In connection with family wealth planning, attorneys plan and draft trust agreements and wills, create various business entities, and carry out business reorganizations.

Estate Administration
Trust and estate attorneys also handle the administration of estates. Attorneys confer with members of a decedent’s family on the various issues, including:

• Assistance to the executor with the preparation of the required probate documents and assist in valuation of estate assets
• Making insurance claims
• Preparation of final income tax returns and the estate’s income and federal and state estate tax returns
• Monitoring of the investment of the estate’s assets
• Arranging for the distribution of the estate’s net assets
• Throughout the administration of an estate, consideration is given to income tax savings through the timing of distributions and the timing and claiming of appropriate deductions.

Trust Administration
In the trust administration area, attorneys advise and consult with corporate and individual trustees concerning the discharge of the trust’s terms and consult with beneficiaries concerning trust administration matters including the preparation of trust accounts.

Trust and Estate attorneys also assist clients in all phases of probate and trust litigation. This may involve construing or reforming the terms of a will or trust, prosecuting or defending a will contest action or surcharge actions against trustees.

What is a Trusts and Estates attorneys goal for its clients?

The goal of an trust and estate attorney is to assist clients to achieve their personal goals while obtaining the significant tax savings which may be available to them through proper planning. Attorneys in the practice spend a significant amount of time dealing with the federal estate, gift, and generation skipping tax issues involved in transfer planning.