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I concentrate upon improving the lives of everyone who I can help within the areas of my practice.Estate planning is deeply personal, so I gladly take the time to get to know you.After a death of a family member, I compassionately help survivors with probate matters.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Top Contributor - Probate||Avvo||2015|
|Top Lawyer||Desert Companion Magazine||2014|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Top Lawyer||Vegas Inc.||2013|
|Top Lawyer||Desert Companion Magazine||2013|
|Top Lawyer||Desert Companion Magazine||2012|
|Pro Bono Attorney of the Year||Nevada Legal Services||2012|
|Manager||Crest Key||2008 - Present|
|Senior Associate in Tax and Estate Planning||Jone Vargas||2005 - 2008|
|Partner for Tax||Chavez & Koch, CPAs||2003 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Nevada Legal Services||Director and Chair of Finance Committee||2010 - Present|
|WealthCounsel||Member||2008 - Present|
|Nevada Society of CPAs||Member||1992 - Present|
|American Institute of Certified Public Accountants||Member||1992 - Present|
|Nevada WealthCounsel Forum||President||2012 - 2014|
|Minor Heir Interest Protected||Significant Distribution to Minor Heir|
|See all legal cases|
|DC Press||Estate Planning In Nevada||2015|
|DC Press||What Do I Do After My Loved One Dies: How To Probate An Estate In Nevada||2015|
|Originally published in the official journal of the Clark County Bar Association, COMMUNIQUÉ (October 2013, Vol. 34, No. 10). All rights reserved.||Offer in Compromise – A Method to Permanently Settle Taxes Due||2013|
|Thomas M. Cooley Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1996|
|Regis College||Accounting||BS - Bachelor of Science||1986|
|Regis College||Business||BS - Bachelor of Science||1986|
|WealthCounsel||Accounting under Nevada Revised Statutes||2015|
|Keller Williams, Realtor Training||Business Planning||2015|
|Estate Planning 101||Estate Planning||2015|
|State of Nevada Radio Program||Can Families Avoid Feuding Over Heirlooms?||2014|
|Nevada WealthCounsel Forum May Event||Legislative Update on Nevada Probate and Trust Statutes||2013|
Posted by Bryant
ATTY Kirk Kaplin provided me with solid legal advice and assisted me in my tax situation which i was worried about,but he talked to me and after i left his office i felt confident that everything was going to be okay.Kirk is an great attorney who emphatically listened to me and gave great feedback and instructions,so Thank you ,Kirk Kaplin for then and now!
Posted by Stephanie
Kirk represented my son in a complex probate dispute. He was so conscientious, responsive and well informed about Nevada law and court proceedings in my son's case. His practical accounting skills as an experienced, licensed CPA greatly attributed to the amount my son received from the estate. Kirk was also able to obtain child support out of the probate estate that was due to me. Moreover, during the probate, he helped establish a Trust for my son to protect his assets into his adulthood. Now, I feel a lot more secure with this type of asset protection for my son's future and well being, thanks to Kirk's guidance and expertise.
Kirk is not your typical estate planning attorney in Nevada that you meet every now and then. He genuinely cares about the client, is sensitive, understands family dynamics very well, and his razor sharp legal mind is only matched by his quick wit and sense of humor. My son and I ALWAYS felt at ease around him and knew that we could trust him to do the right thing. The probate procedure can be very stressful and daunting, but Kirk's skills throughout the entire ordeal helped ease the burden on me and my son. Because of his great personality and high integrity, as well as vast knowledge of the law, I would never hesitate to recommend him to my family and friends. He deserves my highest recommendation!
Posted by anonymous
Kirk patiently explains complicated estate/trust issues clearly to a novice. He has a comprehensive grasp of all legal and taxation issues so he can design an approach tailored to you.
Keith Lyons, Business Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I endorse Kirk Kaplan as one of the top Trust and Estate attorneys in the State of Nevada. I have worked with him on several complex matters and have found that his background as an Attorney and a licensed Certified Public Accountant allows him to provide detailed tax advise to his clients. Furthermore, his accounting skills allow him to identify issues with clients' financial records whether those issues are the result of negligence or fraud. For complex Trust and Estate cases you cannot find a better attorney than Kirk Kaplan.
Darcy Houghton, Estate planning Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I would like to endorse Kirk Kaplan. For years, Kirk and I have served together as Board Members for the Wealth Counsel NV Forum. Kirk is committed to providing a best in class practice and to meeting the needs of his clients. Additionally, having his CPA, gives Kirk an added understanding of the tax ramifications of plans.
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