ESTATE PLANNING & PROBATE
Abrahams Kaslow & Cassman LLP has been crafting simple wills, complex wealth transfers, and business succession plans for more than 75 years. For all of our clients, no matter the size of the estate or the business, our goal and approach are the same: to develop an estate plan that will best suit your inheritance and business succession needs and objectives.
Innovative Estate Planning Solutions That Protect Your Wealth
Estate planning is essential to preserve family wealth and goes beyond just the drafting and execution of a will. In today’s society a broader approach to estate planning is necessary. Our attorneys formulate and implement long-term programs aimed at protecting your financial security for life while minimizing the tax burden of transferring wealth to the next generation.
The skilled and knowledgeable attorneys at Abrahams Kaslow & Cassman use federal, state and international death tax exemptions to your benefit. Our estate planning attorneys create personalized plans utilizing sophisticated estate planning techniques such as “Q-TIP” marital deduction trusts, “Crummey” trusts, special needs trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts, generation-skipping transfer tax exemptions, private charitable foundations, charitable trusts, limited family partnerships, and limited liability companies.
We handle tax and probate matters for individuals and fiduciaries and counsel executors and trustees. We handle every aspect of estate planning for you, from tax planning to distributions from an estate or trust.
Closely Held Business Planning
Protecting the wealth represented by a closely held business is a major part of our trust and estate planning practice. We tailor creative long-term business succession plans to minimize the potentially devastating effect of death taxes on closely held businesses. These plans may include the creation of partnerships, trusts, and other entities and the use of shareholder agreements. In the unfortunate event that there is a need for litigation , our firm has a strong litigation practice with experience in trust and estate litigation. We represent executors, trustees and beneficiaries on many trust and estate matters including will contests, document interpretation issues and other probate litigation matters.
- Estate and Gift Tax Planning
- Estate executor duties
- Guardianships and conservatorships
- Lifetime gift planning
- Powers of Attorney
- Probate court representation
- Probate Litigation
- Special Needs Trust
- Testamentary trusts and living trusts (inter vivos trusts)
- Trust and estate administration
- Will and trust contests
- Wills and living wills (advanced medical directives)