All of our attorneys are experienced in Estate Planning. We have built decades of trust among our clients and our peers. We start an Estate Plan by famliarizing ourselves with the intentions and concerns of each client, and then ensure the client’s circumstances are reflected in the appropriate Estate Planning documents, including Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Powers of Attorney, Prenuptial Agreements and Postnuptial Agreements. Matters frequently arising in our practice include planning for an inheritance to a child or grandchild; revising an estate plan in light of the death of an intended beneficiary or executor; divorce; marriage; family disputes; changes in wealth; changes in the tax law; an aging parent; or a person concerned about health issues.
Trust & estate administration
We represent executors, trustees and beneficiaries, providing advice and support, as well as litigation services. We have many decades of experience guiding our clients through the administration process. Services include probate, marshalling assets, preparation of the inventory and inheritance tax return, informal account and resolution by family settlement agreement or formal account to the Orphans’ Court. In the event there is a challenge to a Will or a formal account, we litigate the dispute.
Family Law & Divorce
Our Family Law practice includes Divorce, Child Support, Spousal Support, Equitable Distribution, Alimony, Child Custody, Grandparent Rights, Prenuptial Agreements, Postnuptial Agreements, Protection from Abuse, and Marital Settlement Agreements. Client strategies are evaluated and re-evaluated as the case progresses. Claims are negotiated when feasible and litigated when appropriate. We provide insight into mediation and collaborative divorce and representation to finalize family law concerns which cannot be resolved through mediation and collaborative strategies.
Business & real Estate
Our Business & Real Estate Law attorneys have organized and represented many family businesses. We prepare, negotiate and review contracts, employment agreements, by-laws, operating agreements, partnership agreements, buy-sell agreements and stock purchase agreements. The Real Estate work includes residential and commercial sales, options, notes, mortgages, deeds, leasing and financing.
The firm prepares individual, estate inheritance, and fiduciary tax returns.