Tompkins County Trusts Attorneys — 5 found

Lawyers with

Avvo Rating

1.0 to 10.0


  1. Tompkins County Trusts Attorney Richard B. Thaler

    Richard Thaler

    Ithaca, NY Trusts Attorney
    Licensed for 57 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.4

  2. Tompkins County Trusts Attorney Anna Katherine Holmberg

    Anna Holmberg

    Ithaca, NY Trusts Attorney
    Licensed for 39 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.7

  3. Tompkins County Trusts Attorney Peter Jonathan Miller

    Peter Miller

    Ithaca, NY Trusts Attorney
    Licensed for 29 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.8

  4. Tompkins County Trusts Attorney Michael R. May

    Michael May

    Ithaca, NY Trusts Attorney
    Licensed for 30 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.6

  5. Tompkins County Trusts Attorney George R. Pfann Jr.

    George Pfann

    Ithaca, NY Trusts Attorney
    Licensed for 54 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.5

Trusts

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.