My primary areas of practice include the creation and ongoing support of both profit... more
My primary areas of practice include the creation and ongoing support of both profit and nonprofit businesses, estate planning, estate and trust administration, and residential and commercial real estate transactions.
Despite the negativity that often surrounds the public's view of lawyers, I hope... more
Despite the negativity that often surrounds the public's view of lawyers, I hope that my perspective of lawyers is not unlike how most lawyers view themselves - that my job is to help clients navigate through confusing and difficult situations. Effectively serving a clientrequires a balance of both the "attorney" and "counselor" sides of being a lawyer. This is not always comfortable or ... 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.