Board Certified Wills, Trusts and Estates Attorney. Practice areas include: Estate... more
Board Certified Wills, Trusts and Estates Attorney. Practice areas include: Estate Planning; Estate and Trust Administration; Estate and Trust Litigation; Federal Income, Estate, Gift and Generation Skipping Transfer (GST) Taxation; Planning for Florida Domicile; Planning for Charitable Contributions and Foundations; Planning for Distributions from IRAs and other Qualified Plans.
Steven E. Martin's practice focuses on estate planning, civil litigation, business... more
Steven E. Martin's practice focuses on estate planning, civil litigation, business planning, family law and real property law. He is the Immediate Past President of the Cape Coral Bar Association and is an active member of the Lee County Bar Association. He is also a member of the Trial Lawyers, Business Law,and the Real Property and Trust Law Sections of the Florida Bar Association. He is a me... view profile
I work from my firm's Naples office and I serve as Hahn Loeser's Indianapolis Office... more
I work from my firm's Naples office and I serve as Hahn Loeser's Indianapolis Office Co-Managing Partner. I also serve as the Co-Chair of my firm's Estate Planning, Wealth Transfer and Preservation group. I provide creative, cutting-edge estate, tax, and business planning advice to business owners and other wealthy individuals, and am a frequent speaker and author on various estate planning top... view profile
Laird A. Lile, an attorney in the state of Florida since 1984, is certified by The... more
Laird A. Lile, an attorney in the state of Florida since 1984, is certified by The Florida Bar as a Wills, Trusts and Estates lawyer. A member of the Board of Governors for The Florida Bar and past chair of its Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Lile has been included in Woodward/Whites The Best Lawyers in Americasince 1995 and is recognized as one of Floridas 100 Top Super Lawyers a... view profile
I was born in Rochester, New York, and spent time growing up in Boston and Los... more
I was born in Rochester, New York, and spent time growing up in Boston and Los Angeles before relocating to Florida in 2007. I recieved my B.S., Summa Cum Laude, from the State University of New York, College at Brockport in 2007. I graduated from Ave Maria School of Law in Naples Florida and subsequently joined a prestigious Naples law firm that specialized in Estate Planning and Corporate Law... view profile
A trust is an arrangement whereby someone owns and manages money or property for another person's benefit. Like a guardianship, a trustee has decision-making authority over the trust property, but no court is involved in the trustee's action–the person who creates the trust defines the scope of the trustee's power. There are many different trust types, including probate trusts, income trusts, spendthrift trusts, and educational trusts. For example, a living trust allows you to manage your property while you are alive and to direct who will manage it if you become incapable of doing so. In essence, you choose your own “guardian” in advance and avoid having the court do it for you. A trust attorney reviews the many reasons for establishing a trust with you, and can ensure your trust will be legally valid.