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Estate Planning – Our estate planning attorneys represent individuals in all facets of their estate planning needs. Our clients include successful professionals and business owners as well as young couples. In all cases, these clients understand the importance of planning for death and disability. Whether the goal is to transfer significant assets in the most tax-efficient way possible or simply to name a guardian for your minor children, we eliminate the complexity and address these serious issues in a down-to-earth way.
We assist in all of the legal issues that may arise in the purchase, operation, and sale of your professional practice. We are also your partner in the day-to-day operation of your practice and routinely assist our clients with:
- Implementation of employee handbooks and policies
- Reviewing and drafting of agreements and contracts
- Partnership and shareholder agreements
- Associateship agreements
- Regulatory compliance
- Non-compete and confidentiality agreements
- Real estate transactions and leases
- Corporation and limited liability company formation
- Joint ventures
We also recognize that your professional practice is likely your greatest asset. We’ll assist you in preserving your practice and transitioning it when the time comes. We are also your partner in personal matters like estate planning, prenuptial agreements, and divorce. All of these issues are unique when they involve professional practitioners and we have developed the expertise to provide you with the specialized representation that you deserve.
Asset Protection – An integral part of estate planning for professional practitioners and business owners is asset protection planning. You’ve spent your life sacrificing to complete your education and build your business; you should plan now to ensure that the fruits of your labor are protected from creditors and would-be plaintiffs. In order for asset protection planning to be effective, you must start early.
Asset protection planning limits creditor access to certain valuable assets. This is achieved through the use of a number of techniques, including:
- Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
- Thoughtful titling of assets
- Formation of corporate entities such as limited liability companies
- Tenancy by the entireties property
- Asset protection trusts
- Family limited partnerships
- Planned giving and private foundations