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Estate Planning, Estate & Trust Administration

Drafting Estate Plans

  • Overview

Some of the more common estate planning instruments that we draft for our clients include:

  • Wills
  • Revocable "living trusts" customized to our client's wishes and designed to take advantage of Federal and state transfer tax exemptions
  • Irrevocable trusts, including:
    • Generation-skipping trusts that include multiple or an unlimited number of generations commonly referred to as "dynasty" trusts
    • Grantor trusts for installment sale transactions
    • Life insurance trusts
    • Minors trusts
  • Leveraged gifting techniques including:
    • Family limited partnerships (FLPs)
    • Installment sales to defective grantor trusts
    • Grantor retained annuity trusts (GRATs)
    • Qualified personal residence trusts (QPRTs)
    • Self-canceling installment notes (SCINs)
    • Annuities
  • Insurance partnerships
  • Charitable split-interest trusts, including:
    • Charitable remainder trusts
    • Charitable lead trusts
  • Private foundations and charitable gift annuities
  • Durable powers of attorney and advance medical directives
  • Marital property agreements (both prenuptial and postnuptial designed to afford both tax and non-tax benefits)

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