Alexandra "Xan" Gerson's practice focuses on wills, trusts, estate planning, probate... more
Alexandra "Xan" Gerson's practice focuses on wills, trusts, estate planning, probate and trust administration, business succession, and tax planning. Xan works with individuals and families to achieve their estate planning objectives. By taking the time to understand each client's family and personal relationships as well as their financial situation, Xan helps clients evaluate their optio... view profile
An experienced estate planning and probate attorney, Kristinas practice involves... more
An experienced estate planning and probate attorney, Kristinas practice involves analyzing, preparing, and helping clients implement estate plans. She also counsels clients on charitable giving, prenuptial agreements, estate and gift tax issues, estate and trust administration, and guardianships. She represents fiduciaries and beneficiaries in negotiating settlements of trusts and estates, as w... view profile
My practice emphasizes estate planning (Wills, Trusts, Tax planning, Powers of... more
My practice emphasizes estate planning (Wills, Trusts, Tax planning, Powers of Attorney and Health Care Directives); probate; real estate and business. The most enjoyable parts of the practice of law for me are the opportunties to get to know the many interesting people I meet, work with them to solve their legal situations and problems and help them plan their personal and business legal matte... view profile
Scott Ellerby is a shareholder in the firm. His main areas of practice are business... more
Scott Ellerby is a shareholder in the firm. His main areas of practice are business law, real estate litigation, probate, trusts and estates litigation, municipal law, creditor-debtor law, commercial transactions, banking law, construction law, and commercial litigation. He has lectured at numerous legal seminars over the past 25 years on topics in his practice areas, and has represented a wide... view profile
I believe that the most important service an attorney can provide to a client is to... more
I believe that the most important service an attorney can provide to a client is to really listen to the client in order to understand his or her goals. An attorney who does not grasp the client's goalswill almost certainly be unsuccessful.
Michael C. Malnati has over 30 years of legal experience counseling individuals and... more
Michael C. Malnati has over 30 years of legal experience counseling individuals and small businesses regarding all aspects of real estate transactions, general business and corporate matters and creditors’ rights. Michael also devotes part of his practice to estate planning and probate administration. Whether preparing or reviewing documentation on complex commercial transactions, or helping c... view profile
As a family law attorney, I help couples and families work to reach a mutually... more
As a family law attorney, I help couples and families work to reach a mutually agreeable resolution based on their interests and the best interests of their children. The interests of individuals, couples and families vary widely, but often include values such as financial well-being, acting in the best interest of children, maintaining privacy and dignity, and simply moving on i... view profile
Probate is the legal process used to carry out a person's will after their death; a probate attorney advises you on how to perform the steps in the process. In general, once you have identified and collected the dead person's belongings, including their money, property, and other assets, you pay the person's debts and taxes. Once all debts have been paid, you distribute their money and property according to the language of the will. If there is no will, the laws of the state where the dead person lived control how the property is distributed. A probate attorney helps you plan what happens to your property when you die, as they can probate wills and act as your probate court estate representative. A probate attorney also represents family members and beneficiaries wishing to challenge wills.