Jon J. Sarra is the chair of the Trusts, Estates and Wealth Planning Practice Group... more
Jon J. Sarra is the chair of the Trusts, Estates and Wealth Planning Practice Group and a member of the Real Estate, and Oil and Gas Practice Groups at Hinman, Howard & Kattell. Combining his background in these areas with his business law work, Mr. Sarra counsels businesses and individuals in all aspects of estate planning, business succession planning, residential and commercial real estate, ... view profile
Dwight R. Ball is special counsel at Hinman, Howard & Kattell where he concentrates... more
Dwight R. Ball is special counsel at Hinman, Howard & Kattell where he concentrates his practice in real estate transactions and in wills, trusts and estate planning. Mr. Ball is a frequent speaker at state and county continuing legal education programs on real estate and trusts and estates matters. Mr. Ball was a trustee, director, and president of the Broome County YMCA; a past director and ... view profile
"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.