Menn’s skilled team of estate planning attorneys are here to help you ensure that your legacy endures. Whether it be basic estate planning for the individual, or estate planning involving complicated tax and generational wealth issues, our goal is to give you peace of mind to help you prepare for the “what-if’s” of life. We not only create your estate plan, we stand ready to assist your family in carrying out your wishes as promptly and efficiently as possible. We understand when you create your estate plan, you place your trust in us, and when a client dies, the family places its trust in us. We take those responsibilities very seriously.
Types of matters we can assist with include:
We can assist with implementing a wide variety of strategies that will ensure that upon your death probate will not have to take place.
Powers of Attorney and Living Wills
We can assist with the preparation of health care and financial powers of attorney, and living wills (known as “advanced directives”).
Marital Property Agreements
We can assist with the preparation of marital property agreements, both before and after marriage has occurred, for the purpose of protecting individual or inherited property.
Special Needs Planning
We can assist clients with special needs to ensure that assets are properly protected and utilized for appropriate care and well being.
Elder Law, Including Nursing Home Financial Planning
We can help clients navigate the confusing laws governing asset protection and Medicaid in the event a loved one requires long term care.
We can prepare wills – the most fundamental tool used in estate planning.
We can assist with advising and preparing trusts of all types, including revocable, irrevocable, slat, life insurance and charitable trusts.
Family LLC’s to Hold Vacation Property
We can work with families who collectively own vacation properties to ensure the “cabin up north” and its owners are protected and appropriate plans are in place to govern use and future ownership.
Charitable Private Foundations
We can assist high net worth clients in establishing and administering private charitable foundations.
Probate Administration and Trust Settlement
We can assist clients in all aspects of administering a probate action or a trust, including preparation of individual and fiduciary income tax returns, and federal gift and estate tax returns.
Will Contests and Other Estate or Trust Litigation
We can represent clients in any contested matter pertaining to a will, trust, or other estate plan, including cases involving allegations of undue influence.
Business Succession Planning and Emergency Operational Planning
We can assist business owners in preparing a written plan for business operations and ownership transition in the unfortunate circumstance where the owner dies or becomes incapacitated.