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S. Craig Stone

Estate planning Attorney at Las Vegas, NV

4.0   4 reviews

also known as Craig Stone Esq.

  • Licensed for 30 years
    State NV
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About S.

Learn S.’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    30%
    Assisting clients with Wills, Revocable Living Trust, Irrevocable Trusts, Powers of Attorney and other estate planning documents, with an emphasis on "values" based, holistic planning for a client's entire wealth.

    31 years

  2. Business
    25%
    Assisting clients with entity selection and formation (corporations, partnerships, LLCs, etc.), contract reviews, risk management, buy-sell agreements, and business succession / exit planning issues.

    31 years

  3. Tax
    15%
    Assisting clients with gift, estate, and generation-skipping transfer tax planning issues, personal income tax reviews and planning, efficient pre- and post-retirement tax planning.

    31 years

  4. Limited liability company (LLC)
    10%
    Assisting clients with the formation and maintenance of both operating and asset-holding LLCs (both Traditional LLCs and Series LLCs) as part of their estate and business planning needs.

    31 years

  5. Probate
    10%
    Assisting clients with all areas of estate administration, including probate and trust administration issues.

    31 years

  6. Trusts
    9%
    Assisting clients with all forms of Trusts, including Revocable Living Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, Gifting Trusts, and Domestic Asset Protection Trusts as part of their estate and business planning needs.

    31 years

  7. Power of attorney
    1%
    Assist clients with Power of Attorney and Will Packages

    31 years

The firm focuses on whole-person estate and business planning. This means that their passion lies in helping you decide what gets passed on to your loved ones. Financial assets are commonly organized, but Stone Law Offices, Ltd. also assists clients in understanding how they can transfer their intangible wealth, held in values, memories, and an overall legacy. For those needing help with business planning, the team also assists individuals in starting new businesses, and established businesses in their internal administration matters in order to help the company successfully grow.

Location

Stone Bybee & Associates, PLLC
8970 W. Cheyenne Ave.
Suite 110
Las Vegas, NV, 89129

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Reviews

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Posted by Dana | December 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney and staff
Mr Stone laid out plans for our estate planning in language that was clear and easy to understand. His staff is very professional but approachable and good to work with.
Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stephanie Hartman Rojo, Esq
The preparation and explanation of my requested amendment to my trust was prepared thoroughly and explained completely in our one hour signature meeting. The office staff and environment is welcoming and puts one at ease.
Posted by Edward | July 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Irrevocable Trust
Mr. Stone took the time to get to know my disabled wife's situation and crafted a trust that might allow her to receive means-tested government benefits such as Medicaid in the future. In addition, the trust he created gives us the opportunity to be directly involved in the investment of the trust assets. Moreover, he regularly encouraged us to take the necessary steps to finish the process when he saw it was dragging out. Though he chose the type of trust that he felt was best for our needs, he did so in a way that took our desires into consideration and let us make the ultimate decisions--even when those decisions might not have been what he would have chosen. Mr. Stone clearly understands the concept of the attorney-client relationship, which is to counsel the client but not impose his will. Before hiring Mr. Stone, we had another estate attorney here in Utah who took it upon himself to make all the decisions for us. That, and his lack of relevant knowledge, is what led us to fire him and hire Mr. Stone, though we have never met Mr. Stone personally since he is located in Nevada. Despite the fact that Mr. Stone's hourly rate is much higher than the rates attorneys in Utah charge (different market), his flat fee for the preparation of the trust was very reasonable--and, in fact, even less than what we had been charged locally in Salt Lake City. Mr. Stone's staff also worked hard to ensure our needs were met and also to prod us to hurry up and choose a trustee when they hadn't heard from us for a while. Even though we weren't too happy about it at the time, it ultimately redounded to our benefit to complete the process expediently. In conclusion, I would uncategorically recommend Stone Law Offices to anyone who needs an estate-planning attorney, or, more specifically, who wants to create a Nevada trust.
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Posted by Edward | July 9, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amended Review of Irrevocable Trust posted July 8, 2017
Craig Stone of Stone Law Offices, in Las Vegas, Nevada, prepared a trust for our family in 2017. Though I don’t necessarily have any issues with the trust document itself, I do remember him growing short-tempered with me for taking too long, in his estimation, to read and make changes to the document. Mind you, this document is over 100 pages of some of the driest legalese you can imagine. Mr. Stone threatened to charge me at his hourly rate ($400/hr at the time), in addition to the flat fee I had paid, because he had to make a few changes that I requested. It seemed surly and churlish, but I let it pass. He has subsequently exhibited irritable and arrogant behavior. More recently, Mr. Stone misled my probate law attorney, Stephen Mayfield, in a conversation. Mr. Mayfield came away from that conversation believing that Mr. Stone had assured him that he would not ratify my removal as management trustee, only to come to find out a month later that he had. In fact, he did so the same day he spoke with Mr. Mayfield. Though he will disagree, I found Mr. Stone’s behavior to be deceptive and will no longer be able to trust him. I have instructed my attorneys to only communicate with him in writing from now on. (The above is my opinion as a lay person based on my dealings with S. Craig Stone, II. I do not present it as a statement of irrefutable fact.)
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AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Stone Law Offices, LTD
  • 2003 - Present

Education

  • Washington University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993

Associations

  • United States Tax Court
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Nevada State Bar
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • United States District Court of Nevada
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (2)
Endorse S.
Trusts Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse attorney Craig Stone. He always puts his client's best interests first and he is a leader in the country in the trust and estate planning arena. Moreover, he is a man of high integrity!"
Tax Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Craig always does a great job for his clients. He's a good estate planner and he is very knowledgable in tax and estate planning."
Tax Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Other
"I have known Craig for several years, and apart from being pretty quick with his wit, the things I most appreciate about him are his warm and approachable demeanor and an uncanny ability to reduce the most complex concepts to elegant simplicity. His competence in his field is unrivaled, and his experience traverses more than just arcane tax over into business and estate planning for both traditional and high net worth families. If you want a lawyer who can cite the law chapter and verse but won't bore you with doing it, you have found the lawyer who will fit your need. If you are looking for a lawyer with all of that and a lion's share of character and integrity, look no further. You could and likely will do far worse going with someone else, and you certainly will not be able to do any better than Craig, which is why I highly recommend his professional services and enthusiastically endorse him."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Craig is an expert in his practice areas and an excellent attorney. He is able to communicate complicated issues to clients in a way that is easy to understand. I endorse this lawyer without reservation. He has the highest character and integrity."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a fellow Estate Planning attorney, I'm always inspired by Craig's professionalism and style. He's generous with his time and committed to professional excellence. He gives his clients top-notch service. We need a LOT more attorneys with the same heart and collegial demeanor. He is a credit to the legal profession."
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Las Vegas Estate planning Lawyer S. Craig Stone
S. Craig Stone
Estate planning Attorney
Las Vegas, NV
Licensed for 30 years