Louisville, Kentucky Estate Planning Lawyers

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Bruce Brightwell
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Louisville, KY Estate Planning Lawyer with 26 years experience
1939 Goldsmith Lane
Suite 145
Louisville, KY 40218
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Indiana University - Indiana University-Bloomington
Bruce graduated magna cum laude from the Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington in 1992. Bruce has been licensed in both Indiana and Kentucky since 1992, and has concentrated his practice in the Kentuckiana area. He has represented clients on every level of the state and federal courts in both states, and is a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney by the National College of Trial Advocacy.

Bruce has served as an Adjunct Professor at the Brandeis School of Law.

He is an active member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and serves as Executive Editor...
Sarah E. Clay
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Louisville, KY Estate Planning Attorney with 6 years experience
(502) 540-5700 Clay Law Office, PLLC
600 West Main Street, Suite 100
Louisville, KY 40202
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, Divorce and Probate
University of Louisville
I am a solo practitioner in Louisville, Kentucky, and represent clients throughout the state. I completed my undergraduate studies in South Carolina before moving back to Kentucky, where I received my J.D. at the University of Louisville. I have extensive experience in criminal defense (from petty misdemeanors to class A felonies), which includes serving as lead or sole counsel in felony jury trials where my clients were acquitted on all charges. I also have experience in family law, personal injury law, estate law, and other general practice areas. I am a fourth generation attorney continuing the family...
John Doyle
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Louisville, KY Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years experience
(866) 587-0002 1041 Goss Ave
Louisville, KY 40217
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
University of Louisville
John Doyle has been an attorney in Kentucky for more than a decade. He has tried many jury trials in Jefferson County and in other parts of the state and handled numerous multi-million dollar injury claims. In fact, John is a member of the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum, one of the most prestigious groups of trial attorneys in the United States. Membership is limited to lawyers who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members. John graduated from the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of...
Johnathan C. Ryan
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Louisville, KY Estate Planning Lawyer with 6 years experience
(502) 297-1064 Barristers Hall
1009 S. 4th Street
Louisville, KY 40203
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
University of Louisville
I provide legal representation in criminal defense, civil litigation, estate planning/probate and family law, among other areas. Please contact me today for your free consultation so we can discuss your legal matter and see how I can help.
Richard Allen Greenberg
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Louisville, KY Estate Planning Attorney with 34 years experience
(502) 429-8496 2321 Lime Kiln Lane
Suite C
Louisville, KY 40222
Estate Planning, Business and Environmental
University of Louisville
Since 1985, Richard A. Greenberg, Attorney at Law has practiced business law, estate planning, and environmental law. Using his years of experience, Mr. Greenberg provides excellent representation and knowledgeable advice to businesses in a variety of matters, including financial, employment, transactional, and environmental concerns. In addition, he helps individuals protect their families with an effective estate plan. Richard Greenberg, Attorney at Law serves Louisville and Kentucky.
Thomas Stone
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Louisville, KY Estate Planning Attorney with 34 years experience
(502) 326-5550 7982 New LaGrange Rd
Suite #3
Louisville, KY 40222
Estate Planning and Probate
Thomas K. Stone, Esquire has been licensed in the Commonwealth of Kentucky since 1984. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Louisville, School of Law. Mr. Stone and his legal group help protect your assets in the following areas: Estate Planning; Probate; Bonded Trustee, Power of Attorney, Curator and Representative Payee. Mr. Stone's primary concentration is personalizing the practice of law and building lifelong relationships with his clients. Ever vigilant of changing times, Stone Legal Group, PLLC remains current in all aspects of the law, including but not limited to, protecting your assets today...
Allan Edward Dunaway
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Louisville, KY Estate Planning Lawyer with 19 years experience
(502) 412-2254 714 Lyndon Lane
Suite 4
Louisville, KY 40222
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Family and Probate
University of Louisville
With more than 18 years of experience in the practice of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 consumer bankruptcy protection, divorce and family law, and estate planning, attorney Allan E. Dunaway is uniquely qualified to serve the legal needs of a broad range of clients in Kentucky and Indiana.

Our firm's personable and compassionate representation helps individuals and families navigate the legal system with the least amount of stress. Whether our clients need a fresh, debt-free start through bankruptcy, are ending a marital partnership, dealing with the loss of a loved one and their estate, or preparing for their own future with...
Brent T. Ackerson
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Louisville, KY Estate Planning Attorney
(502) 882-5176 600 W Main St
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Louisville, KY 40202
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Employment, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville
Ashlea N. Hellmann
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Louisville, KY Estate Planning Attorney with 2 years experience
(502) 589-1001 401 W. Main St
Suite 1807
Louisville, KY 40202
Estate Planning, Civil Rights, Criminal and Probate
University of Louisville
general practice attorney with trial experience
Mr. Robert M Klein
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Louisville, KY Estate Planning Attorney with 40 years experience
(502) 581-1600 239 S. 5th St., 17th Floor
Louisville, KY 40202
Estate Planning, Business, Collections and Probate
University of Louisville
Parker M. Wornall
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Louisville, KY Estate Planning Attorney with 2 years experience
(502) 426-1661 804 Stone Creek Pkwy Suite One
Louisville, KY 40223
Estate Planning, Business, Employment and Family
Regent University School of Law
I was raised on a thoroughbred farm in Paris, KY, and have long strived to meet the legal needs of Central Kentuckians like myself. My humble upbringing has instilled in me a tireless work ethic, honesty, and humility, all of which direct the work I do for my clients.
Nathan S. Fort
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Louisville, KY Estate Planning Lawyer with 6 years experience
(502) 509-3678 415 East Market Street, Suite 101
Louisville, KY 40202
Estate Planning, Business, IP and Patents
University of Louisville
Gregory Condra
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Louisville, KY Estate Planning Attorney
(502) 855-3415 4965 US Hwy 42
Suite 1000
Louisville, KY 40222
Estate Planning, Business, Landlord Tenant and Probate
Attorney Greg Condra protects your business and your family. Greg Condra helps small business owners with transactions and litigation including starting, buying and selling businesses or subsidiary companies, commercial/rental real estate, and the generational transfer of the family business. Mr. Condra also practices probate & estate planning (wills, trusts, powers of attorney, probate). o Licensed in both Indiana and Kentucky o Small Business Transactions & Litigation o Legal Audits Identify Dangers to Your Business o Wills, Trusts, Probate
Michael J. Forbes
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Louisville, KY Estate Planning Attorney with 24 years experience
(502) 804-5711 1939 Goldsmith Lane
Suite 106
Louisville, KY 40218-3092
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Probate and Traffic Tickets
University of Louisville
Schuyler J. Olt
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Louisville, KY Estate Planning Lawyer with 37 years experience
(502) 262-2802 1110 Cherokee Road
Louisville, KY 40204
Estate Planning, Administrative, Business and Family
University of Louisville
Michael Levy
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Louisville, KY Estate Planning Attorney
(502) 585-1132 121 S 7th Street
Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40202
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Jonathan Bryan Fantoni
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Louisville, KY Estate Planning Lawyer with 20 years experience
(502) 736-6200 9300 Shelbyville Rd
Suite 1205
Louisville, KY 40222
Estate Planning, Business, Construction and Insurance Claims
Patricia Smith
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Louisville, KY Estate Planning Lawyer
(502) 589-2700 222 E. Witherspoon St Suite 401
Louisville, KY 40202
Estate Planning
Olivia Morris Fuchs
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Louisville, KY Estate Planning Attorney with 38 years experience
(502) 587-7700 239 S 5th St
Louisville, KY 40202
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Tax
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY Estate Planning Lawyer with 28 years experience
(502) 895-3939 6013 Brownsboro Park Blvd
Louisville, KY 40207
Estate Planning and Business
Vanderbilt University
Amanda Marie Spalding
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Shepherdsville, KY Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years experience
(502) 957-1301 200 S Buckman St
Suite 202
Shepherdsville, KY 40165
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Louisville
Amanda M. Spalding Law Firm, P.S.C. was founded in 2007 with the mission to serve the people of Bullitt County, Jefferson County, Hardin County, Nelson County, Spencer County, and Shelby County. The firm's goal is to find practical legal solutions for our clients. Amanda Spalding provides a comprehensive legal assessment through her free initial consultation. From there, the firm implements a legal and sensible action plan to initiate and finalize your legal solution. Amanda advocates zealously to protect your legal rights. Most cases can be settled outside of court, but in the event there is...
Darby Smith
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Prospect, KY Estate Planning Attorney with 21 years experience
(502) 649-4788 9301 Dayflower Street
Prospect, KY 40059
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Personal Injury and Tax
New York University School of Law and University of Kentucky College of Law
LOUISVILLE ATTORNEY DEDICATED TO PROVIDING ATTENTIVE CIVIL REPRESENTATION: Darby Smith has practiced for over 15 years in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and handles a broad range of civil matters and disputes for both individuals and businesses. As an attorney he is dedicated to always conducting a thorough examination of the facts, evidence and circumstances so that he can tailor his representation both to your specific needs and to the situation. His goal in acting as a lawyer in all civil matters is to achieve favorable results for his clients in a timely, cost-sensitive manner. He truly believes in...
David Clarence Perkins
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Shepherdsville, KY Estate Planning Attorney
(502) 974-0154 295 South Buckman Street
PO BOX 1227
Shepherdsville, KY 40165
Estate Planning, Elder, Family and Probate
Louisville, KY Estate Planning Attorney
(502) 595-4024 332 W Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202
Estate Planning, Civil Rights, Criminal and Employment
Louisville, KY Estate Planning Lawyer with 38 years experience
(502) 589-4215 500 W Jefferson St
Louisville, KY 40202
Estate Planning and Tax
Louisville, KY Estate Planning Attorney
(502) 589-2200 471 West Main St.
Suite 400
Louisville, KY 40202
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Collections
Louisville, KY Estate Planning Lawyer
(502) 403-1078 8401 Shelbyville Rd
Louisville, KY 40222
Estate Planning
Louisville, KY Estate Planning Attorney
(502) 584-1300 455 S 4th Ave
Louisville, KY 40202
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy and Business
Louisville, KY Estate Planning Attorney
(502) 259-2516 2407 Ashwood Dr
Louisville, KY 40205
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Louisville, KY Estate Planning Attorney
(502) 403-1078 8401 Shelbyville Rd
Louisville, KY 40222
Estate Planning
Louisville, KY Estate Planning Attorney
(502) 458-5879 3600 Goldsmith Ln
Louisville, KY 40220
Estate Planning
Louisville, KY Estate Planning Lawyer
(502) 560-6758 8215 Twin Lakes Ct
Louisville, KY 40214
Estate Planning and Bankruptcy
Louisville, KY Estate Planning Lawyer
(502) 852-5648 728 Greenridge Ln
Louisville, KY 40207
Estate Planning and Tax
Louisville, KY Estate Planning Lawyer
1807 Claremoor Dr
Louisville, KY 40223
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Tax
Louisville, KY Estate Planning Attorney
(502) 588-8466 2822 Dell Brooke Ave
Louisville, KY 40220
Estate Planning
Louisville, KY Estate Planning Attorney
(502) 584-0330 429 W Muhammad Ali Blvd
Louisville, KY 40202
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Louisville, KY Estate Planning Attorney
(502) 583-3155 200 S 7th St
Louisville, KY 40202
Estate Planning, Business and Employment
Louisville, KY Estate Planning Lawyer
(502) 589-1110 7508 New LaGrange Rd
Louisville, KY 40222
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Louisville, KY Estate Planning Attorney
(502) 423-0846 2721 Taylorsville Rd
Louisville, KY 40205
Estate Planning, Animal, Bankruptcy and Business
Louisville, KY Estate Planning Lawyer
(502) 589-1000 500 W Jefferson St
Louisville, KY 40202
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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.