Planning & Guidance
Asset Protection. Both federal law (generally in the context of bankruptcy), and state law, prohibit certain transfers of assets as fraudulent, in certain circumstances. Case law also suggests, however, that the carefully planning and legal transfer of assets to protect them from creditors is not illegal, so long as the transfers themselves are not illegal. Through long and short term strategic planning, we help our clients protect their hard earned wealth to the greatest extent possible under the law.
Commercial Transactions. Drawing on the diverse cross-disciplinary expertise of our attorneys, we counsel clients throughout the process of business formation, growth, expansion, and ongoing operations. Initially, we aid clients in selecting the legal entity best suited to their specific needs and goals, we aid clients in business planning, the formation of legal entities, and on beginning initial operations. We also counsel clients in making strategic decisions regarding management of liabilities and investments, and the protection of business assets. Among other things, we advise and counsel clients in conducting mergers, acquisitions, and outsourcing of operations.
Estate Planning. Estate planning is about getting the right legal mechanisms in place to plan for the possibility of mental incapacity and inevitable death. This includes, among other things, the preparation of essential estate planning documents, such as a Last Will and Testament, a Revocable Living Trust, an Irrevocable Trusts, a Durable Power of Attorney, and many others. Through these devices, and through analysis of the various consequences of prospective in-life actions, such as gifts and transfers, our attorneys aid clients in minimizing loss and maximizing the benefit receiving by the later generations of your family. While many of our clients are high net worth individuals, our Estate Planning Practice is not limited to such individuals, and we can often provide helpful advice and guidance to people of all levels of wealth and income.