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William Curtis Smallwood

Elder law Attorney at London, KY

5.0   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State KY
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Business
    20%

    10 years

  2. Elder law
    20%
    Elder law is the term used to cover an area of legal practice that places an emphasis on those issues that affect the aging population and their families in connection with a variety of legal issues, from estate planning to long term care issues, with a primary emphasis on promoting the highest quality of life for the individuals. Typically, Elder and Special Needs Law attorneys address the client’s perspective from a holistic viewpoint by addressing legal, medical, financial, social and family

    10 years

  3. Estate planning
    20%
    The optimum estate plan must factor in the most efficient method for reducing the overall tax burden, including capital gains tax, income tax, gift tax or estate tax. Here at Smallwood Legal, our estate tax planning attorneys work to understand our clients' overall estate planning and asset protection goals. Our firm provides services ranging from the preparation of wills and trusts to complicated equity shifting partnerships and business succession planning.

    10 years

  4. Tax
    20%
    At Smallwood Legal, we apply our tax law knowledge and experience to a broad range of tax-related issues that affect businesses and individuals every day. In addition to corporate and individual tax planning, we address estate planning, real estate investment and development, business mergers and acquisitions, and a host of other topics from a tax-informed perspective.

    10 years

  5. Trusts
    20%

    10 years

I am a graduate from the Salmon P. Chase College of law at Northern Kentucky University. While attending there I obtained a concentration in Tax Litigation and Controversy. I am currently pursuing Masters of Law in Taxation at Boston University.

Location

William Curtis Smallwood
908 W 5th St, STE 105
London, KY, 40744

Reviews

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Posted by Joey | February 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
End of Life and Estate Planning
Mr. Smallwood helped my wife and I draw up wills, guardianship for our son and other estate documents. He is comfortable to work with and did a great job for us. He advised us professionally, but made everything easy for us to understand.
Posted by Mel | February 10, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Estate Planning
It has been a pleasure working with Mr. Smallwood regarding our estate planning questions. His attention to detail in a courteous and professional manner gave us confidence to know that he would be able to provide the best advice and counsel for our needs. Throughout the process, Mr.. Smallwood has been thoughtful and punctual while at the same time showing a genuine concern in making sure all of our questions are answered. I highly recommend Smallwood Legal without reservation for Estate Planning issues and counsel .
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Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Helped resolve personal tax issues
Mr. Smallwood was professional, polite, non-judgmental. He worked quickly to resolve my tax issues giving me peace of mind. I have nothing but praise for this gentlemen. I !highly recommend him because of the quality of his work is impressive!
Posted by Rachel | October 19, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Review of William Curtis Smallwood
Curtis helped my husband and I craft living wills and last will and testaments, as well as power of attorney. During our first consultation, he listened to what we wanted and then clearly and carefully explained how we could achieve those plans. When I wanted to make some changes, he was more than happy to do that. We signed our wills at our second meeting, and Curtis made sure to go back over everything we discussed. He encouraged us to read over everything and let him know if something needed to be changed. We are very happy with the work he did for us. It was timely yet thorough and exactly what we need.
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Posted by Mark | October 5, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Resolution to Issue/ Peace of Mind/ Thank You!
I found Mr. Smallwood through the AVVO website after finding that I needed an attorney in KY to handle an issue. Mr. Smallwood was professional and attentive to my situation. He followed through at every juncture and provided guidance and thorough explanations of the laws pertaining to my case. I live outside of KY, and Mr. Smallwood brought a resolution saving me nearly $8,000 and most importantly, PEACE of MIND. I cannot thank him enough for all he did for me and my family. Thank you.
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Posted by Willard | September 11, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Clark/Mathews Guardianship Settlement
Mr. Smallwood did an excellent job of settling my sisters guardianship and medicaid claim with the nursing home which she is currently a resident. The nursing home was filing suite against me for payment of her account because her medicaid and SSI and been revoked. Mr. Smallwood advised me that a guardian is not personally or financially responsible for payment. He took care of everything and took a heavy burden off of my shoulders. Everything is now resolved and I know my sister will be well cared for for the rest of her life. I would recommend Mr. Smallwood to anyone looking for a good attorney.
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Posted by Nathan | June 26, 2015
Needed a quick consultation about LLC tax liability in Kentucky. Fast and easy to communicate with.
I needed to ask some questions about tax liability on my LLC business. Curtis was quick to answer my questions and give me the advice I needed. I would definitely recommend to others and will consider for future needs.
Posted by Will | May 26, 2015
Saved my family's home
My family has suffered several financial setbacks in recent years and as a result were severely behind in payments on the family home. Our bank repeatedly made threats of taking legal action and due to contractual stipulations would not provide any form of refinancing or assistance. This has been a process spanning over 3 years filled with grief and severe stress for my family. Mr. Smallwood negotiated with our banks lawyer to create a hybrid forbearance/repayment plan that left all parties satisfied. Thanks to his intervention we are no able to rest easy and can now look forward to a future free from the stress of home loss. It is no stretch to say that without Mr. Smallwood my family would have lost our home and the security, dignity, and pride that comes along with being a homeowner.
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Posted by Brittany | May 26, 2015
Absolutely Wonderful
Mr. Smallwood helped assist my family after the passing of a family member in regards to the Will and Estate. The Will wasn't very clear and Mr. Smallwood was extremely knowledgeable and helpful in clarifying details. He was also very useful in regards to a trust. How to set up a trust, how much it costs to do so and his rates were very affordable. He certainly helped my family in an incredibly difficult time. He was very timely in response if he didn't answer the phone directly on the first call. He was also friendly and down to earth- it was like I'd known him my whole life. I would strongly recommend Mr. Smallwood!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.2 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Smallwood Legal, PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Auditor
  • Cloyd and Associates
  • 2013 - 2014

Education

  • Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2011

Associations

  • Laurel County Court Clerk
  • Legal Library Trustee and Custodian
  • 2015 - Present
  • ElderCounsel
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Laurel County Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2014 - Present
  • WealthCounsel
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Elder Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Taxation Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Tax Litigation and Controversy Certificate
  • Northern Kentucky University
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Kentucky Law Update
  • Tax Law 101: For the Non-Tax Lawyer
  • 2015
  • Kentucky Law Update
  • Asset Protection Fundamentals
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

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Unknown Attorney | May 22
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"If you are looking for a thoughtful, intelligent, and caring attorney, then Curtis is the one for you. He mixes all of that with a delightful personality, which is a winning combination."
London Elder law Lawyer William Curtis Smallwood
William Curtis Smallwood
Elder law Attorney
London, KY
Licensed for 9 years
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