I have been practicing tax and estate planning law for over 15 years. Many of my... more
I have been practicing tax and estate planning law for over 15 years. Many of my clients are connected with real estate, either as developers, investors, owners and others. Much of my practice deals with income tax and estate tax planning, typically structuring transactions and holdings in order to minimize taxes and protect assets. I also work with corporate and partnership attorneys in tax pl... view profile
Matthew J. Leonard, Esq., is of counsel at the Providence law firm of Salter McGowan... more
Matthew J. Leonard, Esq., is of counsel at the Providence law firm of Salter McGowan Sylvia & Leonard, Inc., where he practices in the areas of estate planning and asset protection planning, Medicaid Planning, elder law, real estate, probate administration, and related litigation. He is a member of the Rhode Island and Massachusetts bar associations, and the Florida Bar. Mr. Leonard has lectu... 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.