My firm and I focus on the needs of business owners in the areas of corporate and real estate law, business succession planning, trusts and estates and commercial litigation. Having... more
My firm and I focus on the needs of business owners in the areas of corporate and real estate law, business succession planning, trusts and estates and commercial litigation. Having practiced law for more than 20 years, my clients refer to me as a “deal maker,” who is accessible, responsive and more than thorough. I graduated from the School of Business Administration of the University of Mi... 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.