Mark Smallhouse is a Reno, Nevada based attorney with over 26 years of experience as... more
Mark Smallhouse is a Reno, Nevada based attorney with over 26 years of experience as an attorney specializing in corporate, business and tax planning, commercial real property and integrated estate planning. Mr. Smallhouse is a member of the Nevada and California State Bar Associations. Mr. Smallhouse is also a member the Executive Committee of the Nevada State Bar's Business Law Section, which... view profile
Prior to founding his own firm in 1995, Mr. Anderson served as a senior counsel for... more
Prior to founding his own firm in 1995, Mr. Anderson served as a senior counsel for two major financial institutions and witnessed the often devastating effects of ineffective estate planning with many customers of those institutions. When he eventually decided to venture out on his own, this experience led him to focus exclusively on estate planning, providing his clients with a full range of ... view profile
Mr. Morris works extensively within the field of estate planning. He represents... more
Mr. Morris works extensively within the field of estate planning. He represents families, couples and individuals in crafting wills and trusts. He represents clients in probate, estate and trust administration. In addition, he develops and implements gift and estate tax saving strategies. In 2013, Mr. Morris was named Legal Elite by Nevada Business Magazine for his work in Estate Planning, Pro... view profile
Melissa L. Exline, Esq. joined Surratt Law in September 2008. At that time, Melissa... more
Melissa L. Exline, Esq. joined Surratt Law in September 2008. At that time, Melissa shifted her focus from representing business and property owners in civil matters, to focusing on family law and estate planning. Why these areas of law? Because helping people put their best foot forward before the Court in a divorce or custody case can have a lasting impact on a person and family. Melissa is w... view profile
Tyson Cross is a tax attorney in Reno, Nevada. Tyson's practice focuses on both... more
Tyson Cross is a tax attorney in Reno, Nevada. Tyson's practice focuses on both Federal and State taxation, with a particular emphasis on civil tax litigation and estate planning. Tyson holds an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law and a Juris Doctorate from University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
"Estate" is the legal term used to define your property and money—basically, everything that belongs to you. Estate planning attorneys tell you different strategies you can use to transfer your belongings after you die. By planning your estate, you can maximize its value by minimizing taxes and eliminating court costs and interference. Estate planning attorneys also help you control and protect your estate during your lifetime, by writing documents that allow you to transfer property and money to children, charities, or others in a way you desire.