About the Firm

Our attorneys provide a unique service to the firm’s high net worth families and their closely-held businesses. Our approach permits our clients to work intimately with a small group of trusted advisors who have access to the resources and expertise of a tax law firm. We integrate sophisticated family wealth planning, estate and tax planning, and business planning with a variety of other legal services. Our comprehensive approach provides our clients with efficiencies and economies of scale, and ensures an integrated analysis of their family, financial, and business issues. It also assures our clients and their families of a consistent source of guidance and support with respect to their planning matters.

Many of our most enduring relationships involve two or more generations, and clients with multiple layers of trusts, one or more charitable foundations, and numerous business activities and interests. We can provide the necessary sophisticated planning, but we are also sensitive to and experienced with the family and personal issues that are important to our clients.

Our primary practices include Family Wealth and Estate Planning, Trust and Estate Administration, Taxation, Tax-Exempt Organizations and Private Foundations.

Family Wealth & Estate Planning
Our attorneys counsel individuals, entrepreneurs, family businesses, and families of substantial wealth regarding estate planning and wealth preservation, as well as business succession issues. We facilitate clients’ comprehensive planning goals, which may include the minimization of taxes, international planning, charitable gifts, retirement planning, wealth preservation/asset protection, marital property planning, and negotiating and structuring family business transactions.

Trust & Estate Administration
We represent and counsel executors and trustees in the administration and management of complex estates and trusts, as well as fiduciary litigation and other controversies. We are also counted upon to serve as trusted executors and trustees at the request of our clients.

Taxation
Our attorneys are trained, educated, and experienced in all aspects of taxation issues. We prepare income tax returns for individuals, trusts, estates, corporations, limited liability companies, and other partnerships. We routinely prepare estate and gift tax returns for our clients. We see the big picture and the interplay between not only the estate and gift tax but also the various income taxes (including layered trusts and other entities) and work to reduce and eliminate taxes as much as possible for our clients and their families.

Tax-Exempt Organizations & Private Foundations
We advise public charities, private foundations, and other tax-exempt organizations with respect to formation, recognition of tax-exempt status, governance, and operational matters.