Oak Brook, Illinois Estate Planning Lawyers

Laura Ellis
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Illinois Estate Planning Attorney

Creighton UniversityIllinois
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Alyx Durachta
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The John Marshall Law SchoolIllinois
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Kerry Reid Peck
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Illinois Estate Planning Attorney with 41 years experience

Kerry Peck is the past president of the Chicago Bar Association (CBA) and founder of the Elder Law Committee of the CBA. He is also the managing partner of the Chicago law firm, Peck Ritchey, LLC, whose clients include... Read More »
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William S. Wilson
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Free Consultation! Experienced & Compassionate Estate Planning Attorney!

For over 30 years, I have provided knowledgeable, skilled legal counsel and advocacy for those with estate planning needs! Visit my website for more information and client reviews. Free consultation for estate planning! Read More »
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Philip Fornaro
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Hinsdale, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 23 years experience
(708) 639-4320 23 Lincoln Street
Unit 101
Hinsdale, IL 60521
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Philip M. Fornaro is the managing attorney at Fornaro Law. Adopting a “never give up” attitude, Philip has become known for his ability to succeed where others fail for the last 20 years. His decision to diversify his practice in 2004 has resulted in the creation of a full service law firm which provides quality representation in a variety of legal areas. Philip follows the rule that positive energy will yield positive results. This energy is the driving force behind the success of Fornaro Law. He has become adept at creating a network and team between clients,...
Patrick J. Crotty
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Oak Brook, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 41 years experience
(630) 810-0811 2021 Midwest Road
Suite 200
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Tax
University of Notre Dame
Tax planning, Tax disputes, business planning, tax, estate planning and estate administration and litigation practice in Oak Brook, Illinois
Marc Gugliuzza
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Oak Brook, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years experience
(708) 497-6294 1550 Spring Road
Suite 120
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Loyola University Chicago
I believe that every home should be titled in the name of a revocable living trust. Probate is nothing more than a way for lawyers to make money. If someone tells you that all you need is a will, they are wrong. A revocable living trust is the best way to avoid probate and plan for periods of incapitation. Creating a trust is not hard and it is not only for the rich. Therefore I have dedicated my career to making the estate planning process as easy and affordable as possible. It starts with using...
Michael V. LoCicero
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Oak Brook, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 37 years experience
1200 Harger Road
Suite 706
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Family
Gonzaga University School of Law
Michael V. LoCicero has practiced law in DuPage County for over three decades. Michael's dedication to the community includes volunteering in local education, sports, and government programs. As a seasoned attorney, he believes in personal service at a reasonable price and dedication to cases from start to finish. Michael values open communication with his clients by keeping them fully informed about case matters, providing advice, and ultimately helping clients make the best, fully-informed decisions possible. Michael's problem solving and cost-effective approach allows him to reach client goals as quickly as possible at a reasonable rate.
Allison Walsh
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Hinsdale, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 19 years experience
(708) 639-4320 23 North Lincoln Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521
Estate Planning and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Joseph Michelotti
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Oak Brook, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 36 years experience
(630) 928-0100 2625 Butterfield Suite 138S
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Foreclosure Defense
The John Marshall Law School
Working to help clients protect their property and deal with difficult financial situations
Shekar Jayaraman
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Oak Brook, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(630) 719-1898 1415 West 22nd Street
Tower Floor
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
University of South Dakota School of Law and Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Attorney Shekar Jayaraman, Esq., LL.M has a multi-faceted background of both public and private sector experience. He is passionate, zealous, and detail oriented.

Notably, Attorney Jayaraman was a Judicial Clerk for a United States Magistrate, with a heavy focus on violent crimes. He earned an LL.M. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in Business and Corporate Governance, and has served under the Ohio Secretary of State as a Regional Liaison, handling Business Services and Elections.

While in law school, Attorney Jayaraman was selected as an Extern for a United States Magistrate for the summer after his first year, and...
William H Pokorny Jr
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Oak brook, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 46 years experience
(630) 571-6500 1000 jorie blvd
Ste 260
Oak brook, IL 60523
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Probate and Tax
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Roxanna Hipple
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Oakbrook, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 26 years experience
1315 West 22nd Street, Tower Floor
Regency Towers
Oakbrook, IL 60523
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy and Real Estate
DePaul College of Law
Joseph Olszowka
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Darien, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(630) 852-3636 2620B W. 83rd. St.
Darien, IL 60561
Estate Planning, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Jasmina de la Torre
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Illinois Estate Planning Attorney with 21 years experience

In the over seventeen year span of her legal career, Jasmina has tackled a broad range of litigation categories, from high-profile constitutional challenges to business disputes involving closely-held entities. She is... Read More »
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David J. Winthers
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Free Consultation! Skilled Estate Planning Advocacy! Practical Legal Solutions!

For over 35 years, I have provided exceptional advocacy for estate planning and family law matters. I will work tirelessly to protect your legal interests! Visit my website for information, call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Oak Brook, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(630) 572-0900 1110 Jorie Blvd
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Estate Planning
Oak Brook, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(630) 242-3233 122 W 22nd St
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Estate Planning, Antitrust, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
Hinsdale, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(630) 789-0464 111 S Adams St
Hinsdale, IL 60521
Estate Planning
Hinsdale, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 46 years experience
(630) 655-1201 15 Salt Creek Ln
Hinsdale, IL 60521
Estate Planning and Business
Oak Brook, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(630) 574-0215 900 Jorie Blvd
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Estate Planning, Elder and Real Estate
Hinsdale, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(630) 887-7070 15 Salt Creek Ln
Hinsdale, IL 60521
Estate Planning
Oak Brook, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(708) 354-3914 3824 York Rd
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Estate Planning
Oak Brook, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(630) 990-3900 2311 W 22nd St
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Estate Planning
Oak Brook, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(630) 865-8388 3216 Mulberry Ln
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Estate Planning
Hinsdale, IL Estate Planning Attorney
249 Meadowbrook Ln
Hinsdale, IL 60521
Estate Planning
Axel R. Cerny
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Free Consultation! Exceptional Estate Planning Lawyer! Dedicated Legal Advocacy!

With a combination of legal knowledge and skill, I provide legal representation for estate planning matters. I am dedicated to the best possible outcomes! Visit my website to see results, call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Makedonka Baloski
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Comprehensive estate planning and probate services. Free consultation. Call now!

I’m an experienced estate planning attorney and serve clients throughout Chicago. I provide personalized representation and handle all types of cases, including wills, trusts, living wills, and powers of attorney. Read More »
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Angel M. Traub
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Lombard, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 18 years experience
(630) 426-0196 200 W. 22nd Street
Suite 210
Lombard, IL 60148
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Probate
John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL
Angel M. Traub is a civil litigation attorney & principal owner of A. Traub & Assoc.. She graduated in 98 from NIU with her B.A. & was awarded the Outstanding Woman Student Award & Outstanding Communication Major Award in 98. Angel graduated from The John Marshall Law School with a J.D. In 01 where She was selected as a John Marshall Distinguished Scholar & was a member of the Order of John Marshall, Honorary Scholarship Society. She was admitted to practice in the State of Illinois & the Northern District of Illinois in 2001. Angel is trained & certified...
William S. Wilson
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La Grange, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 36 years experience
(708) 482-7090 1023 W 55th St
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La Grange, IL 60525
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
Northwestern University School of Law and The University of Texas School of Law
Over 30 years ago, Bill Wilson began his legal career along side his dad, James T. Wilson and practiced with him until his passing in 2008. Bill carries on the legacy of compassionate, expert legal counsel concentrating in the areas of Elder Law, Estate Planning, Business Succession, Medicaid Planning and Estate Planning for Families that have Children with Disabilities.

Bill feels a “profound obligation to provide counsel that ensures the safety of the hard earned assets of families.”

He extends that obligation outside of his practice too. Currently, he serves as President of Aging Care Connections Board, a not-for-profit agency in La...
T. Phillip Boggess
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Oakbrook Terrace, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 22 years experience
(630) 429-9650 Two Mid America Plaza
Suite 800
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
Drake University
Attorney who helps bring peace and comfort to his clients by providing the individuals and businesses with solutions to help protect their interests and pursue their dreams and aspirations.
Jonathan D. Herpy Sr.
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Elmhurst, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 7 years experience
(630) 395-9496 360 W Butterfield Rd
#325
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Jonathan David Herpy, Sr. has been named one of the top private equity and corporate attorneys in Illinois under the age of 40 by Chicago Magazine in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

Jonathan has represented investors, sponsors, and managers of public and private pension plans, broker-dealers, investment advisers, custodians, and other financial industry service providers throughout the entire range of the investment spectrum and routinely provides market-leading advice on public/private offerings of equity and debt along with capital raising strategy.
In addition to the above, Jonathan has been touted as an industry leader for his sophisticated and efficient approach to structuring...
Laura Ellis
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LaGrange, IL Estate Planning Attorney
LaGrange, IL 60525
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Creighton University
Naveed S. Husain
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Oak Brook Terrace, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 6 years experience
(630) 909-9114 2 TransAm Plaza Dr.
Suite 160
Oak Brook Terrace, IL 60181
Estate Planning, Business, Criminal and Probate
Marquette University Law School and Marquette University Law School
Attorney Naveed Husain received his J.D. from Marquette University Law School and is admitted to practice law in Illinois and Wisconsin. Mr. Husain’s practice of law is focused on criminal defense and civil litigation. He thoroughly investigates and researches the facts of each and every case and provides passionate advocacy in court. Mr. Husain has represented clients in a number of criminal and civil matters in DuPage, Cook, Will, Kane, and Lake Counties. Mr. Husain is also experienced in both estate planning and asset protection. Specifically, Mr. Husain utilizes a number of asset protection and estate planning tools, such...
Mike Drabant
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LaGrange, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(708) 482-7090 1023 W 55th St
#110
LaGrange, IL 60525
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Civil Rights and Probate
The John Marshall Law School and The John Marshall Law School
Alyx Durachta
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LaGrange, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(708) 482-7090 1023 W 55th
St #110
LaGrange, IL 60525
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Probate
The John Marshall Law School
Joel J.H. Funk
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Elmhurst, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 7 years experience
(630) 395-9496 360 W Butterfield Rd
#325
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Real Estate
Valparaiso University School of Law
Kurt Larsen
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Elmhust, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(312) 909-1128 116 S. York Street, Suite 215
Elmhust, IL 60126
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, DUI and Immigration
The John Marshall Law School
The most important thing to know about Mr. Larsens practice is the level of concern and commitment he brings to each and every client who come to him for representation. He realizes the outcome of these matters represent extremely important events in your life. People want service, quality and trust. Mr. Larsen is an experienced lawyer and he directly handles all the details associated with your legal issues. Count on his help and availability every step of the way, from your initial meeting with him to the final resolution of your case.
Marcia A. Franklin
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Illinois Estate Planning Attorney with 38 years experience

Marcia worked with the Federal Communications Commission as an attorney in the Mass Media Bureau and as Branch Manager in the Common Carrier Bureau from 1982 through 1987, and at MCI Telecommunications as a senior... Read More »
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Daniel J. Kollias
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Free Consultation! Experienced Estate Planning Lawyer! Protecting What Matters!

I provide exceptional estate planning counsel. I am dedicated to representing the rights and interests of my clients in all areas of estate planning law! Visit my website for client reviews, call for a free consultation! Read More »
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Mark D Manetti
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Westmont, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 46 years experience
(630) 725-9811 4112 North Cass
Westmont, IL 60559
Estate Planning, Business, Construction and Real Estate
DePaul College of Law
Mark D. Manetti has been a partner in the law firm of Manetti & Griffith, Ltd. since 1986. His practice is focused in commercial litigation and real estate law. His commercial litigation practice involves business breakups, injunctions, contract interpretation and probate disputes. Mr. Manetti's real estate litigation practice involves title defense for major title insurers, mechanic's lien prosecution and defense, and construction disputes. Mr. Manetti received his J.D. Degree from DePaul University in 1973. He has frequently participated as a lecturer at various Chicago Bar Association, DuPage County Bar Association, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) and Illinois Land Title...
Bryan R. Bagdady
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Oakbrook Terrace, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 36 years experience
(312) 300-6843 17W220 22nd Street
Suite 410
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Estate Planning, Business, Collections and Probate
DePaul College of Law
Paul Marcotte
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Elmhurst, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 34 years experience
(630) 699-7421 100 S. York Road
Suite 204
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Landlord Tenant
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Bianca Emini Leinweber
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Downers Grove, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(877) 256-5040 (877) 256-5040
5120 Belmont Road, Ste B
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Probate and Tax
The John Marshall Law School and The John Marshall Law School
Laura A Lipinski
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Western Springs, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(708) 246-2680 4724 Central Avenue
Western Springs, IL 60558
Estate Planning
Charles G. Wentworth
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Glen Ellyn, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years experience
(630) 469-7100 536 Crescent Blvd. Suite 200
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Appeals, Business and Employment
The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Charles is a shareholder at The Law Office of Lofgren & Wentworth, P.C. in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, where he practices business, property, and appellate litigation. After graduating from the SJ Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, he clerked for Chief Justice John Broderick of the New Hampshire Supreme Court. He was then a litigation associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago before opening his own practice. He recently joined Richard Lofgren to form The Law Office of Lofgren & Wentworth, P.C., The Entrepreneur's Legal Resource. Charles' experience as an officer and director of multiple closely-held companies...
Kiley Whitty
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(630) 690-6800 1761 S. Naperville Rd.
Suite 201
Wheaton, IL 60189
Free ConsultationWheaton, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years experience
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Kiley M. Whitty is a licensed attorney specializing in the areas of family law, child custody, bankruptcy, and creditor negotiations in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Will and surrounding collar counties. While in law school at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Kiley earned a certificate in Child and Family Law as well as a certificate in Advocacy which aided in her success as a litigator. As an associate with Anderson & Associates, P.C., Kiley has handled complex custody cases involving issues with legal and residential custody, parenting time, allegations of abuse and neglect, and child removal. Kiley has also handled a...
Dion U. Davi
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Wheaton, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years experience
(630) 580-6373 1776A S. Naperville Road
Suite 105
Wheaton, IL 60189
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Attorney Dion U. Davi has extensive experience in family, real estate and estate planning throughout Illinois. DuPage family law attorney Dion U. Davi is a skilled negotiator who seeks to resolve legal disputes with a favorable settlement whenever possible. When needed, however, he has the skills and experience to effectively and zealously advocate for his clients in court.
Vincent Anthony Incopero
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Elmhurst, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 4 years experience
(630) 299-7600 381 N York Street
Suite 18
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Real Estate and Tax
The John Marshall Law School
REAL Law Group, P.C. is a boutique law firm established in 2015 with the idea that effective representation requires both a professional commitment and personal approach that matches the clients passion and strategic objectives. REAL Law Group, P.C. believes that a real estate transaction, whether it is your first home or commercial property, requires a team approach that emphasizes technical legal skills and communication. REAL Law Group, P.C. has extensive experience advising home buyers and sellers, real estate developers, brokers, investors, lenders and condominium associations in all facets of their real estate and business needs. REAL Law Group,...
Cynthia Hutchins
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Lisle, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 32 years experience
(630) 510-0600 1001 Warrenville Road
Suite 224
Lisle, IL 60532
Estate Planning, Elder and Tax
Northwestern University
At the Wheaton, Illinois Law Firm of Cynthia Hayes Hutchins, we have spent the last 10 years helping people throughout DuPage County and beyond plan not just for their own future, but for what happens afterward. Contact us today, we can help if you or a loved one has any estate planning or elder law needs. You can feel welcome with our firm. We will listen to your needs and will carefully study the options to meet those needs. We will also treat you the way we would expect to be treated: with the respect you deserve. At the Law Office of...
Mike Drabant
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Illinois Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience

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Richard A. Greenswag
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Illinois Estate Planning Lawyer with 40 years experience

Rick was affiliated with and became a partner in the law firm Chandler & Greenswag, P.C. from 1979-1993. Thereafter, he operated the Law Offices of Richard A. Greenswag, P.C. from 1993 until he then became a founding... Read More »
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Planning your estate?

Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.

An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.


Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.

Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.