James. M. Hayes joined Hinman, Howard & Kattell in 1968 and focuses his practice on... more
James. M. Hayes joined Hinman, Howard & Kattell in 1968 and focuses his practice on housing issues, guardianship, estate planning, special needs trusts, disability issues including Medicaid, Medicare and disability benefits, as well as banking and commercial law. Mr. Hayes has significant experience in helping people with disabilities and their families, including volunteer work with NYSARC, ... view profile
Brian R. Wright counsels all forms of businesses on matters ranging from formation... more
Brian R. Wright counsels all forms of businesses on matters ranging from formation to dissolution and everything in between. He also advises their owners and families on personal matters, such as home buying, financing, estate planning, traffic violations and criminal matters. Mr. Wright also handles a variety of litigation matters, including personal injury. Mr. Wright, serving the interests ... 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.