Columbus, Ohio Estate Planning Lawyers

C. Lawrence Huddleston III
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Columbus, OH Estate Planning Attorney with 41 years experience
(614) 488-7878 First Merchants Bank Building, Suite 210
3650 Olentangy River Rd
Columbus, OH 43214
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Probate
Capital University Law School
• Board-Certified Specialist, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law
• 22 years' Estate Planning, Trust and Probate law experience
• Founding Member and frequent speaker, WealthCounsel, LLC
• Fellow, Esperti Peterson Institute for Advanced Wealth Strategies Planning
• Fellow, The Laureate Circle
• Member, Professional Advisory Committee, The Columbus Foundation
• Member, ePlanners Educational Alliance
• Board Member, Christian Legal Society of Central Ohio
• Accredited Attorney – U. S. Veterans Administration
• Honoree, Leave A Legacy Award – Central Ohio Planned Giving Council
• Rated AV “Pre-eminent” by Martindale-Hubbell / Lawyers.Com
• Rated “10.0 - Superb” by...
Linda J. Lawrence
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Columbus, OH Estate Planning Attorney with 28 years experience
(614) 228-3664 496 South Third Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce and Family
Capital University Law School and University of Cincinnati College of Law
Our dedication to our clients and thorough preparation of their cases have ended in positive results for many individuals throughout Ohio. Whether you are located in Delaware, Columbus, New Albany, Westerville, Powell, or any other Ohio area we serve, feel free to contact us to schedule your confidential consultation with Lawrence Law Office. Our legal team is here to help with whatever family transition you’re going through, be it a divorce, custody disputes, parenting plan modification or adoption. When you hire us, we focus on resolving the issues amicably so that everyone, especially the children, benefit from the solution....
Robert Rockower Goldstein Esq
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Columbus, OH Estate Planning Attorney with 26 years experience
(614) 231-0003 2734 East Main Street
Columbus, OH 43209
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Criminal
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Attorney Robert Goldstein was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1983, Attorney Goldstein moved to Cleveland, Ohio, to attend Case Western Reserve University, where he served as Secretary of his fraternity, Zeta Beta Tau, and President of his class for his first two years of college. After earning his degree in Psychology, Attorney Goldstein worked a series of jobs ranging from computer consulting to selling fire extinguishers door-to-door, while he explored a career in stand-up comedy. Two years later, having not successfully earned his own late night talk show, Attorney Goldstein decided to pursue a...
Samir Dahman
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Columbus, OH Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years experience
(614) 636-1250 Two Miranova Place
Suite 500
Columbus, OH 43215
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Insurance Claims and International
Ohio State University - Columbus
At Dahman Law, we are passionate about providing exceptional, client-focused legal services. We handle commercial litigation, business law, employment, and estate planning matters across Ohio and Michigan. But what makes Dahman Law different from other law firms is that you will know up front how much you can expect to pay for legal services, instead of wondering how much you will end up being charged at the end. Samir Dahman founded Dahman Law after practicing for years at Ohio's largest law firms. His practice includes commercial litigation, business law, employment, and estate planning. ...
Laura M. Nesbitt
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(614) 800-0262 1335 Dublin Road
Suite 217-A
Columbus, OH 43215
Free ConsultationColumbus, OH Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years experience
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy and Foreclosure Defense
Capital University Law School
Laura M. Nesbitt is an experienced attorney focusing her practice on all aspects of her client's financial matters. These services range from budget analysis and counseling, debt negotiation and settlement, foreclosure defense litigation, Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy representation, credit correction following debt resolution, and estate planning. Laura Nesbitt and her firm, The Nesbitt Law Firm are unique in that the advice and expertise focus on the overall needs of the client, long term, rather than a limited, short term solution.
Dennis Aaron Rathburn Esq
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Columbus, OH Estate Planning Lawyer with 27 years experience
(614) 497-9918 3163 S High St
Columbus, OH 43207-3671
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Real Estate
Capital University Law School
My practice has transitioned over the last few years. The largest area of practice is Estate Planning (helping families prepare for a death and minimize legal work needed following a death in their family) and helping families with legal work necessary after a death in their family. It's referred to as "Probate" work. However, with proper planning, it should be referred to as Probate/non-Probate legal work. I have helped families in hundreds of cases from large, complex matters to small non-complex matters. The people that you plan for will likely be your family. We can help you make a plan...
Paul K. Hemmer Esq
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Columbus, OH Estate Planning Attorney with 35 years experience
(614) 954-0070 175 S. Third Street
Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215
Estate Planning, Business, Insurance Claims and Probate
Ohio State University - Columbus
Preeminent AV rated Attorney. The attorneys in our firm have more than 100 years of combined experience. We provide the individual attention our clients deserve in Workers' Compensation, Industrial Commission, Injury, Probate, Estate Planning Litigation Business Law
Philip M. Collins Esq
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Columbus, OH Estate Planning Lawyer with 45 years experience
(614) 228-1144 21 E State St
Suite 2300
Columbus, OH 43215
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Ohio State University - Columbus
While providing the personal attention of a small firm, our experience, knowledge of the law, qualified/trained staff, and cutting-edge technology, allow us to provide our clients with the highest quality legal services. We use prompt, effective communication and action to assist individuals and small businesses in resolving their legal needs. We keep clients advised in all phases of their legal issues, including planning, strategies, negotiations, alternative dispute resolution, and litigation. We utilize a network of affiliated professional consultants, including other attorneys, to provide our clients with specialized counsel in a wide variety of legal matters.
Robert Bergman Esq
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Columbus, OH Estate Planning Lawyer with 48 years experience
(614) 279-8276 3099 Sullivant Avenue
Columbus, OH 43204
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Criminal
Capital University Law School
I am the chief integral element of the Bergman and Yiangou Law firm. I received my BA from the Ohio State University in 1966, and my JD (Juris Doctor) from Capital University Law School in 1970. I spent a year as an Assistant Attorney General in the Workers' Compensation Section. I have been in private practice since 1972. I am a member of the Ohio State and Columbus Bar Associations, and a Trustee for the CEC (Consumer Education Coalition).
Jacintha Kraft Balch Esq
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Columbus, OH Estate Planning Attorney with 39 years experience
(614) 224-2329 1335 Dublin Rd
Suite 203A
Columbus, OH 43215
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
University of Michigan Law School
Jacintha Kraft Balch is an Ohio Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Probate and Trust, holds the highest Martindale Hubbell AV rating available to any lawyer, and has been named as one of Central Ohio's Top Lawyers in C.E.O. Magazine. She founded Balch Law in 1991. The firm's practice is dedicated to providing large firm experience with small firm attention. She is a member of The Columbus Foundation's Professional Advisory Board, has served on the Columbus Jewish Foundation's Professional Advisory Board and as a Board Member of Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio. She is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education...
Mary Ellen Leslie Esq.
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University of Akron School of LawOhio and U.S. Supreme Court
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Abbie Obenour
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Worthington, OH Estate Planning Attorney with 5 years experience
(614) 678-8848 7100 N High Street, Suite 200
Worthington, OH 43085
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Probate
Capital University Law School
As a founding and managing partner of a women-owned law firm, attorney Abbie Obenour is particularly interested in efficient practice management, networking strategies for attorneys, women in the profession, and mentorship.

Areas of Practice
Elder Law
Estate Planning
Probate & Estate Administration
Adoption
Assisted Reproductive Technology
Guardian Ad Litem

Education
– Capital University Law School
Honors: Order of the Curia
Honors: Felicia Beth Nektirz Juvenile
Law Fellow with the National Center for Adoption Law and Policy
Honors: Dean’s Award for Public Service
Concentration: Family Law
– The Ohio State University
Master of Public Health
Honors: University FellowshipConcentration:
Health Behavior Health Promotion
– The Ohio State University

Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude
Honors: College of Arts and Sciences Award for Excellence...
Douglas Roger Jackson Esq
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Beavercreek, OH Estate Planning Attorney with 33 years experience
(937) 427-2049 2661 Commons Blvd.
Beavercreek, OH 43215
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Capital University Law School
Douglas R. Jackson is the founding firm member of Jackson & Curtin with office locations in Columbus and Dayton, Ohio. He received a B. A. degree, cum laude, from Ohio University. Mr. Jackson received his M.B.A. degree from Western Kentucky University and his J.D. degree from Captial University. Mr. Jackson is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, former chairman of the American Cancer Planned Giving Council, and is a member of the Catholic Foundation Professional Advisory Group
Kathryn Lindsay Traven Esq
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Columbus, OH Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years experience
(614) 228-1144 21 E State St
Suite 2300
Columbus, OH 43215
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
Capital University Law School
While providing the personal attention of a small firm, our experience, knowledge of the law, qualified/trained staff, and cutting-edge technology, allow us to provide our clients with the highest quality legal services. We use prompt, effective communication and action to assist individuals and small businesses in resolving their legal needs. We keep clients advised in all phases of their legal issues, including planning, strategies, negotiations, alternative dispute resolution, and litigation. We utilize a network of affiliated professional consultants, including other attorneys, to provide our clients with specialized counsel in a wide variety of legal matters. We assist our...
Chris Reel
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Columbus, OH Estate Planning Attorney with 2 years experience
(614) 547-3350 448 W Nationwide Blvd
Loft 104
Columbus, OH 43215
Estate Planning, Business, Real Estate and Trademarks
Capital University Law School
I am a business, sports and entertainment lawyer as well as a professional sports agent. My firm works closely with growing businesses, sports franchises, production companies, films and other entertainment events to raise capital, protect intellectual property, negotiate key agreements, as well as leverage assets and brand value.

My approach to legal representation is simple: Transparency and honesty. You will have a firm understanding of the entire process, no matter the issue, from start to finish. Due to my flat fee billing structure, I am able to become more like a partner as the fee will not change no matter...
Joel Elkin Esq
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Gahanna, OH Estate Planning Attorney with 34 years experience
(614) 476-6464 107 West Johnstown Road
Gahanna, OH 43230
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Probate
Capital University Law School
After growing up in the Pittsburgh area, I attended Penn State, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree. I then attended Capital University Law School and worked with William J. Clark & Associates for 10 years. Since that time, I have practiced as a sole practitioner, currently located in Gahanna.

Member of the Columbus Bar Association and American Bar Association.

Admitted to the bars of Pennsylvania (1984) and Ohio (1985)

Participate in the Columbus Legal Aid Society's Pro Bono Bankruptcy program.
Amanda Wilhelm
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Worthington, OH Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
(614) 785-9420 Ralph A. Kerns & Associates
6797 N. High Street, Suite 210
Worthington, OH 43085
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Juvenile
Capital University Law School
Divorce and family law issues touch people from all walks of life. When dealing with these life-changing events, emotions often run high and can quickly turn a bad situation worse. If you are dealing with divorce or another family law issue, it is important to seek legal help from a knowledgeable and understanding attorney. My goal is to provide straightforward advice and strong representation to every client in every case. Using a personalized approach, I will work hard to achieve the best possible outcome for your situation.
Katharine Dunn Mallory Esq
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Columbus, OH Estate Planning Attorney with 20 years experience
(614) 610-4246 720 E Broad Street
Suite 202
Columbus, OH 43215
Estate Planning, Business, IP and Probate
Capital University Law School
Experience. Integrity. Passion. Value. These drive our practice and guide us as we manage our client relationships. What makes us different from any other professional organization with which you have worked? Our dedication to our profession and our desire to provide exceptional service and value. This is our commitment to our clients, and it is unwavering.
Thomas Mallory Jr
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Columbus, OH Estate Planning Attorney with 23 years experience
(614) 360-3151 720 E Broad Street
Suite 202
Columbus, OH 43215
Estate Planning, Business, IP and Probate
Capital University Law School
We practice in the areas of real estate, business transactions, commercial litigation, and estate planning. We value every client relationship, and our aspiration is to become your trusted advisors. We have been business owners and real estate developers ourselves, and we have been clients. We have families we want to provide for and to protect, just as our clients do. From these experiences, we understand the value of creative legal advice, decisive counsel, timely service, and zealous representation delivered with cost in mind.
Tonya R. Coles
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Columbus, OH Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years experience
(614) 228-6600 625 City Park Avenue
Columbus, OH 43206
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Elder
Capital University Law School
Tonya R. Coles, Esq. is a solo practitioner in Columbus, Ohio. She focuses her practice on elder law, estate planning, and probate law. Tonya is a graduate of Capital University Law School. She is licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio.
Philip Adrian King Esq
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Worthington, OH Estate Planning Attorney with 18 years experience
(614) 610-4545 5940 N. High St.
Worthington, OH 43085
Estate Planning and Probate
University of Cincinnati
13+ Years of Litigation Experience Seven years spent as an Assistant Attorney General (AAG) with the Corrections Unit in the Corrections Litigation (Criminal Justice) Section of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office (AG’s Office); over six years serving as an Assistant Disciplinary Counsel (ADC) in the Office of Disciplinary Counsel (ODC), an Ohio Supreme Court division. 2000 to Early ’07 The AG’s office: As an AAG specifically, I saw civil litigation brought by inmates, as well as that presented on behalf of committed youths. Employees of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitations and Corrections (DRC) and the Ohio Department of Youth Services (DYS) required representation...
H. Grant Stephenson Esq
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Columbus, OH Estate Planning Attorney
41 S. High St.
Columbus, OH 43215
Estate Planning, Agricultural, Antitrust and Tax
The Ohio State University College of Law
Michelle Lynn Marshall Esq
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Columbus, OH Estate Planning Attorney with 15 years experience
(614) 538-1840 4656 Executive Dr
Columbus, OH 43220
Estate Planning, Business, Real Estate and Tax
Capital University Law School and Capital University Law School
John S Jones Esq
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Worthington, OH Estate Planning Lawyer with 42 years experience
(614) 885-8118 867 High St
Worthington, OH 43085
Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
Ohio State University - Columbus
Bradley Wrightsel Esq
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Columbus, OH Estate Planning Attorney with 25 years experience
(614) 255-3388 3300 Riverside Dr
Columbus, OH 43221
Estate Planning, Elder and Real Estate
Christian Donovan Esq
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Columbus, OH Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years experience
(614) 848-6500 7737 Olentangy River Rd
Columbus, OH 43235
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Foreclosure Defense
Capital University Law School
Edward Kirk Esq
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Columbus, OH Estate Planning Attorney with 45 years experience
(614) 638-3006 1968 North Devon Road
Columbus, OH 43212
Estate Planning, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Ohio State University - Columbus
Elizabeth Smith Schmitz Esq
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Columbus, OH Estate Planning Attorney with 27 years experience
(614) 785-4980 1900 Polaris Parkway
Suite 450
Columbus, OH 43240
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
With Elizabeth Schmitz, Attorney at Law, you receive the assistance of an attorney who is committed to building and maintaining a lifetime relationship with every client. That relationship is based on integrity, compassion and exceptional service. Whether you are concerned about planning for the future, administering a loved one's estate or handling business matters, I will take the time to understand your goals and tailor my legal representation to meet your needs.
Thomas N. Taneff Esq
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Columbus, OH Estate Planning Lawyer
(614) 241-2181 600 S High Street
Suite 201
Columbus, OH 43215
Estate Planning
Allison Kathleen Tracey Esq
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Columbus, OH Estate Planning Attorney with 13 years experience
(614) 228-1144 21 East State Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Employment
Capital University Law School
While providing the personal attention of a small firm, our experience, knowledge of the law, qualified/trained staff, and cutting-edge technology, allow us to provide our clients with the highest quality legal services. We use prompt, effective communication and action to assist individuals and small businesses in resolving their legal needs. We provide tailored legal services for complex matters. We advise clients in all phases of their legal issues, including planning, strategies, negotiations, alternative dispute resolution, and litigation. We utilize a network of affiliated professional consultants, including other attorneys, to provide our clients with specialized counsel in a wide variety of...
Philip Wayne Gerth Esq.
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Gahanna, OH Estate Planning Lawyer with 20 years experience
(614) 856-9399 465 Waterbury Court
Suite A
Gahanna, OH 43230
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Probate and Tax
Ohio State University - Columbus
I'm a great listener. I love finding solutions for clients.
Susan L. Strayer
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Worthington, OH Estate Planning Lawyer with 22 years experience
(614) 410-9053 450 W. Wilson Bridge Road, Suite 340
Worthington, OH 43085
Estate Planning, Business and Probate
Capital University Law School
Seth David Preisler
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Columbus, OH Estate Planning Attorney
(614) 338-0700 2392 E. Main St.
Columbus, OH 43209
Estate Planning, Business, Personal Injury and Probate
Larry Barker Esq
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Columbus, OH Estate Planning Attorney
(614) 888-9611 8415 Pulsar Pl Suite380
Columbus, OH 43240
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Real Estate
Capital University Law School
Richard J Donovan Esq
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Worthington, OH Estate Planning Attorney with 38 years experience
(614) 396-6282 6797 North High Street
Suite 220
Worthington, OH 43085-2533
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
The John Marshall Law School and University of Michigan Law School
Jeffrey Allan Griffith Esq
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Columbus, OH Estate Planning Attorney with 19 years experience
(888) 488-7878 First Merchants Bank Building, Suite 210
3650 Olentangy River Rd
Columbus, OH 43214
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
Saint Louis University School of Law
Michael D. McCarthy
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Columbus, OH Estate Planning Lawyer
(614) 602-6520 313 East Livingston Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215
Estate Planning, Business, Military and Real Estate
Michael McCarthy is the firm’s founder. He was raised in Columbus and graduated from St. Charles Preparatory School. He received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Dayton and a Juris Doctorate from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Mike began his professional life as an officer in the United States Marine Corps, where he continues to serve as a Major in the Marine Corps Reserve. During his 15 years in the Corps, he has held a wide variety of assignments, from leading small groups of Marines at the tactical-level, all the way to serving...
Rebecca Hockenberry
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Columbus, OH Estate Planning Attorney
77 S High St
Columbus, OH 43215
Estate Planning, Elder, Employment and Entertainment & Sports
Russell Clark Golowin J.D., LL.M.
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Upper Arlington, OH Estate Planning Lawyer with 15 years experience
(614) 453-5208 5000 Arlington Centre Blvd., Bldg. 2
Upper Arlington, OH 43220
Estate Planning, Elder and Real Estate
Capital University Law School and Capital University Law School
Duane White
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Columbus, OH Estate Planning Attorney
(614) 944-5766 4200 Regent Street
Columbus, OH 43219-6229
Estate Planning
Washington University School of Law
Philip Willette Esq
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Columbus, OH Estate Planning Lawyer with 42 years experience
(614) 449-1425 445 Hutchinson Avenue
Suite 500
Columbus, OH 43235
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Elder
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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.