Our attorneys counsel clients on best practices for administering trusts and estates to minimize risk, avoid litigation and effectively settle disputes without court intervention. In most cases, litigation is not in the best economic interest of either side, and our attorneys help clients work toward solutions that resolve disputes without resorting to litigation. But when litigation is unavoidable, our attorneys are zealous and experienced advocates for the trustees, personal representatives, and beneficiaries that we represent.
Trust, estate, and fiduciary litigation can include disputes regarding:
• Will and trust contests
• Beneficiaries’ rights
• Marital property rights
• Breach of fiduciary duty claims
• Construction and reformation of estate planning documents
• Income, estate, gift and generation-skipping tax issues
These matters involve a technical and highly-specialized practice of law, as well as an understanding of the emotional component of trust and estate disputes. Our extensive experience and expertise, particularly in disputes involving families and closely held businesses, makes us uniquely equipped to resolve the difficult problems that can arise in administering a trust or estate.