Most of us want to leave some type of legacy. Putting the right plan in place for your successors is our expertise

By using the most innovative and sophisticated planning methods available, our firm strives to achieve our clients' planning goals while minimizing estate taxes and other taxes.

Jamie Hargrove, Attorney, AEP, CPA

Our Advanced Planning practice caters to the legal needs of business owners, corporate executives, high net worth individuals, and multiple generations of their families. We have great depth of experience advising these clients in the following representative areas:

Wealth Transfer Planning

Provide for future generations

Wealth transfer planning, for domestic and international clients, to minimize (or altogether eliminate) estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer taxes using:

  • Marital deduction and credit shelter trusts (A/B trusts)
  • Qualified Terminal Interest Trusts (QTIPs) and Qualified Domestic Trusts (QDOTs)
  • Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts (ILITs)
  • Generation-Skipping Trusts (GST trusts)
  • Qualified Personal Residence Trusts (QPRTs)
  • Intentionally Defective Grantor Trusts (IDGTs)
  • Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts (GRATs)
  • Installment sales to IDGTs, private annuities, and Self-Cancelling Installment Notes (SCINs)
  • Discount valuation planning and estate freezing with Family Limited Partnerships (FLPs) and Limited Liability Companies (LLCs)

Business Succession Planning

The sooner an exit plan is in place, the better

To transition closely-held companies in a tax-efficient manner while maintaining productivity, profits, and harmony among partners (and their families).

Asset Protection Strategies

There is no one plan that fits all

Asset protection strategies employ many of the aforementioned tools and techniques, as well as captive insurance companies, self-settled spendthrift trusts, and various limited liability entities that can be established in Delaware or other jurisdictions, including offshore, under appropriate circumstances.

Charitable Gift Planning

Address the objectives and questions that need answering

Charitable gift planning through the use of split interest trusts, private foundations, donor-advised funds, and other tax exempt gifting vehicles.

Retirement Counseling

There is a lot at stake and it is important you understand it all

Retirement counseling on the estate and income tax aspects of required minimum distributions from retirement plans and IRAs.

Matrimonial Matters

Establishing property and financial rights

Matrimonial matters, including the preparation of prenuptial agreements, agreements between unmarried couples and trust, estate, and tax advice related to divorce.

We minimize our client's worry, risk and expenses


People have different ideas about how their estate assets should be used.

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