The firm specializes in the areas of estate planning, including wills and trusts, probate & estate administration, trust administration, and litigation and appeals with estates and trusts issues. We also handle matters of business and commercial law for existing clients. Estate Planning-Our firm handles a variety of estate planning matters, including gifting and planning for the distribution of an individual's property at his or her death, taking into account wills, taxes, insurance, property ownership options and trusts in order to gain the maximum benefit of all laws, while carrying out the client's wishes. Probate, Estate & Trust Administration-Our firm specializes in Probate, Estate & Trust Administration. Probate is the legal process by which a person's debts are paid and assets are distributed upon her or his death. Estate Administration includes the probate process as well as non-probate transfers of the deceased's assets. Individual state laws direct the probate court how to distribute the deceased's estate. Trust Administration involves managing, directing, and supervising the affairs of the trust. State laws and procedures vary greatly, so, it is important to consult a firm with expertise in this area of the law to ensure that the deceased's assets are distributed correctly. Litigation and Appeals-Our firm represents and advises clients who are or might become involved in a lawsuit or appeal in the area of estates and trusts.