I grew up in Oxford MS. Went to Ole Miss as an undergraduate studying history, served in the Navy in Newport, RI, NY City and eventually Norfolk, VA where I was assigned as Gunnery Officer onboard the USS Ainsworth (FF1090). While onboard the Ains...
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Probate, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Business
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Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Medicaid & Medicare, Probate, Elder Law, Estate Planning
Greg Pirkle practices in the area of business law. His practice focuses on federal and state taxation, with emphasis on taxation of business entities, estate planning, and exempt organizations. His business taxation practice includes advising cl...
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Corporate & Incorporation, Tax
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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.