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Paul Allen Kraft

Estate planning Attorney at Indianapolis, IN

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Licensed for 36 years
State IN
Status Active In Good Standing
Acquired 1986
Updated 01/04/2023

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Paul Allen Kraft
135 North Pennsylvania Street
Suite 1100
Indianapolis, IN, 46204

Reviews

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Posted by cr40929 | September 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowing Comfort
We went into Paul’s office basically to re-do our will. (update it so to speak). After he went over everything explaining how the trust works, we left feeling like we could make no other choice but to open the trust. We were so impressed. It gives our hearts such comfort knowing that this office from now on we'll have our back in everything that happens to us, both while we are here and after we are gone. (and our families too!). Thank you Frank & Kraft for your knowledge and professional approach. Class act!!
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Posted by mbm20191 | August 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Professional
Everyone at Frank & Kraft has been very professional and thorough while helping us create our Living Trust.
Posted by Linda & George W | October 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Peace of Mind
Excellent experience! Paul Kraft - attorney at law, was very good at guiding my husband and I through the estate planning process. He answered our questions and in our second meeting with our adult children, answered their questions as well. We all felt comfortable our choices and how the plan will play out into the future of our family. Katherine Zahid, legal assistant, spent time preparing our documents. As we signed them she explained their meaning and answered questions needed. We are satisfied with the service and grateful for the peace of mind.
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Posted by Anil L | August 6, 2018
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The Best Estate Planner Anywhere
Paul is very informative & takes his time to explain every step of the process. He made the procedure as easy as possible.
Posted by Pamela V | July 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very helpful and informative
Very helpful creating our legal documents and very thorough explanation of each document. Planning process was tailored to our specific needs.
Posted by Richard & Alice R | July 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Secure in our decision
We approached our decision to meet with the nice people at the Frank & Kraft Corporation with open minds and we were eager listeners. We were impressed by the sheer scope of the information involved in forming a Living Trust and quickly realized how much we needed help in protecting our hard earned assets. We feel relieved to know that our life savings will he preserve & protected in such a safe and professional manner. We have always installed strong moral & spiritual values in our children, and now, we can rest assured, knowing that we have tried to protect their inheritance, and we would encourage other to also take this important step for themselves.
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Posted by Constance R | November 16, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Client Service
Our experience was excellent. Frank & Kraft was very patient in answering all our questions, repeated things when we didn’t understand and they were very knowledgeable. I would recommend this company to anyone.
Posted by James M | September 13, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Best Trust Ever
Everything was first class. The first visit was very good,the discussion was very good and the last meeting,where we signed all of the papers was very well organized. 5 star.
Posted by C. Liu | March 24, 2015
Great Experience Overall
We appreciate your patience in explaining thoroughly. Very knowledgeable in the matter. Welcoming and accommodating. Great working with you. Excellent experience overall!
Posted by Janette A | February 20, 2015
It couldn’t be easier than this
I had been dreading this task for awhile as I thought it would be so complicated & time consuming. That has not been the case Frank & Kraft has been very helpful & made the process of setting up a trust easy & understandable. They are very knowledgeable and it was easy to work with them to set up the trust as I wished.
Posted by Stacey | October 11, 2014
Exceptional Client Service
We appreciate the step by step review and explanation. The tune necessary for us to fully understand the documents was given. We appreciate the organization of the documents as well.
Posted by RMT | August 8, 2014
Exceptional Client Service
We feel good for the sake of our children, that we have completed the Trust with the help of Frank & Kraft. Our experience has been extremely favorable and all our questions were answered simply and favorably.
Posted by LI | August 8, 2014
Exceptional Client Service
We appreciate all your detailed information regarding our Trust. When I saw your ad in the Sunday paper, I knew it was something we needed to check it out. I have been planning to get our investment and funeral arrangements organized for several years now. Thank you!
Posted by spatdenz | June 7, 2014
Thoroughly Pleased
- Outstanding experience!!! - Very personable & very thorough! - Very easy to understand but also easy for us to ask questions! - Very knowledgeable regarding Trust & Estate Planning!! - Very pleasant to work us! - We really appreciate your kindness and patience throughout this process! - Very organized.
Posted by Edward | May 24, 2014
Thanks!
We are very glad that we are offered the opportunity to be a part of one of your discussion group. It provided great information to us. The protection that you are making available to us by our trust agreement will be very helpful to Joyce & I and our families.
Posted by Victoria | March 25, 2014
Exceptional Client Service
We greatly appreciated the way that Mr. Kraft explained everything and created a flowchart so that we could visualize what would happen in each event. We had tried to set up our documents in the past & found it to be overwhelming and confusing. This process was thorough & made sense to us.
Posted by Kath | March 24, 2014
Exceptional Client Service
I had been considering doing a Trust. A friend referred me to a seminar that helped me understand the benefits. I decided to proceed and was impressed how Frank & Kraft put my Trust together quickly and accurately. The book we received will be of great benefit to my trustees. I feel comfortable knowing my personal affairs are in order.
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Posted by Anne | December 1, 2013
Exceptional Client Service
Since Trust is very important in these matters, it has been a trusting, extremely professional and pleasant experience working with Mr. Kraft. All questions were answered to our satisfaction leaving us with no doubts that we chose the best possible firm to handle this matter for us.
Posted by Keith | December 1, 2013
Thumbs up for Frank & Kraft
Brett Carlile & Lara Hensel made the signing of the Trust documents a pleasurable experience. Their professionalism and caring was 2nd to none; explanations received were very detailed & my father, sister & I had all our questions answered. From the initial consultation to the signing of docs, the whole experience was handled with the utmost concern for our elderly father - who is “set on his ways.” We were all very comfortable with the services, explanations and handling of our father’s Trust. We would highly recommend Frank & Kraft for creating & handling Living Trusts.
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Posted by E Riley | March 9, 2013
Excellent Firm
I have been very pleased with the Estate Planning done by Mr Paul Kraft. Everyone at the firm is very professional and efficient. Best of all, all explanations are straightforward and without “legalize”. My accountant accompanied me and she too was impressed. Mr Kraft is an experienced attorney who can answer complex questions that others might not. I highly recommend this firm. E. Riley, Sarasota, FL.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Frank & Kraft, P.C.
  • 1990 - Present

Education

  • Indiana University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • Indiana University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1983

Associations

  • American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • Charter Member
  • N/A
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • N/A
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Estate Planning and Administration Section
  • N/A
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • N/A
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Taxation Section
  • N/A
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Taxation Section
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association, Taxation Section
  • N/A
  • Indiana CPA Society
  • N/A
  • Estate Planning Council of Indianapolis
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • A Decade of Membership
  • American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • 2003
  • Frances J. Feeney Tax Award
  • Indiana University School of Law
  • 1986

Speaking Engagements

  • Legacy Wealth Planning
  • Living Trust Estate Planning
  • N/A
  • How to Aviod Probate and Save Taxes- Using a Revocable Living Trust
  • Probate
  • N/A
  • Cafeterian Plans After the Tax Reform Act of 1986
  • Cafeteria Plans
  • N/A
  • Avoid the Nursing Home Traps- Medicaid Planning
  • Medicaid
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (5)
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Estate planning Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Paul Kraft for over twenty years through our affiliation with a national organization of estate planning attorneys that fosters professional excellence. Paul has extensive knowledgeable as an estate planning attorney, with a down to earth ability to communicate that knowledge in an easy to understand way for his clients. In addition to his passion for his clients, Paul devotes a significant amount of time to philanthropic programs. I endorse Paul Kraft without hesitation as an excellent estate planning attorney."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Paul. He is a very knowledgeable, professional and personable attorney. I am happy to recommend him."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Paul through the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys for a number of years. Through that time I've had the pleasure of working with Paul and his office on a number of matters. Not only does Paul possess incredible legal expertise, but his office runs like a well-oiled machine, something that is truly unique in a world where disorganization is the norm. I wouldn't hesitate to use Paul to create my own estate plan and handle the administration when I pass away."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Paul through our affiliation with a national organization of estate planning attorneys that fosters professional excellence. Paul is a compassionate and knowledgeable estate planning attorney. He cares about his clients and makes complicated estate planning concepts easy to understand. I endorse him as an exceptional estate planning attorney."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Paul is the most conscientious and thorough attorney you'll find in Indianapolis IN. Paul will assist you in all areas of estate planning and investments. Paul is a personal friend and confidant. what you tell Paul will stay with Paul. I would trust Paul with my estate plan and finances personally."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Paul for several years as an associate in the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. Over that period I have observed Paul demonstrate a commitment to client service and care as well as attention to client details. I heartily endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul is a dedicated and highly competent estate attorney. I know he has a passion for helping individuals preserve their legacies for generations to come. I highly recommend Paul to anyone in need of his wise counsel."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Paul through our mutual membership in the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. He is an excellent attorney and I am happy to recommend him."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Other
"As an Estate Planning attorney, Paul stands out from all others in his community. Paul brings not just a wealth of knowledge and experience to his practice, but also the backing of a membership organization dedicated to providing the highest level of legal services available. I endorse Paul without hesitation."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Paul and his firm have the skills and understanding to do a great job for his estate planning clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Paul is a nice person and talented attorney. He works hard to maintain his expertise for representing his clients. He is trustworthy and honest, all you want in your attorney."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Other
"I have been associated with Paul in the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys sine 1995. He is a gentleman -- and an ethical and top tier estate-planning attorney. I have spent countless hours in legal and tax training with Paul.. I have heard him educate other attorneys. In my opinion, he is the epitome of professionalism."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I know Paul as a colleague in the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. He is well qualified and genuinely cares for his clients and their families."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Paul and I are members of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, and as members get continuing education and share knowledge. I am confident that Paul is up to date on latest estate planning issues and puts the client first. Any of my clients who have issues involving Indiana estate planning, I refer to Paul for help."
Trusts Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I know Frank Kraft since we are both members of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. Paul is a seasoned attorney well versed in both estate planning and elder law. He has often introduces Academy members to the organizational systems that he has implemented in his practice which many of us have adopted into our own practice. He is easy to approach and demonstrates a sincere interest in helping others. It is my pleasure to endorse him!"
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Paul for over 15 years, and he is one of the finest attorneys I have ever met in my 35 years of legal practice. His consummate mastery of the law and his ability to listen and educate the families he serves is reflected in his AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 peer review rating and his Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 client review rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the oldest attorney review organization in the United States. I wholeheartedly endorse and recommend Paul to all families who have the good fortune to work with him to solve the challenges that bring them to his law firm."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. They are an expert in the field of estate planning."
Estate planning Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Paul cares deeply for hie clients and works hard to have the best ideas and methods to help his clients protect their family. I would not hesitate to refer a client to Paul."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Other
"I have known this attorney for several years, but in the last year I have had the opportunity to become much more aware of his professional approach to his practice. Paul is a consumate professional. He is not only knowledgable, but takes pains to maintain a high degree of competency. He is respected not only among his clients, but in the legal community. He is among the elite in the community for his dedication to the practice of estate planning law. Paul is also very active in the charitable giving community; sitting on boards and serving in executive positions. I endorse him without reservation."
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Indianapolis Estate planning Lawyer Paul Allen Kraft
Paul Allen Kraft
Estate planning Attorney
Indianapolis, IN
Licensed for 36 years
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