Wills, Disposition of Tangible Personal Property, Health Care Directives, and Financial Decision-making Documents
Estate planning is more than just a will. It's how you plan your legacy. It's a lot more about planning for life than planning for death. We care about you and your loved ones, and we want to help you plan for all stages of your life and theirs. We can help you deal with life issues, like how to handle your financial affairs should you be temporarily incapacitated; disability protection; how to plan for health care challenges; how to distribute your personal property; caring for special needs and minor children; charitable giving; and more.
Farm and Business Succession Planning
Family partnerships and LLCs; lawsuit and asset protection; buy-sell agreements
A majority of families are not following any kind of succession plan for their family farms or businesses. If you have a family business, now is the time to think through how to transition it to the next generation. Common, equal ownership of the business can create conflict because of the different role of the heirs in the future of the business. This has destroyed many businesses and family relationships. There are many tools to minimize this conflict and maximize the future success of the business, including trusts, buy-sell agreements, partnership agreements, and asset protection tools.
Trusts for minors, special needs trusts, marital trusts, revocable living trusts, spendthrift trusts, substance abuse trusts
Trusts can be confusing. We can walk you through the options that best meet your needs, no matter what your unique family situation.
Business start-up services, buying and selling businesses, preparation and review of business contracts
We advise established companies, farmers, entrepreneurs, and family business owners on all business matters. We can help with formation of the business, buying or selling a business, and selection of the appropriate corporate entity for starting, growing or changing a business. We also advise on shareholder agreements, membership agreements, operating agreements, partnership agreements, and investor agreements as part of the entity formation process. We can assist with negotiations and planning, as well as with preparation and review of all business contracts, including buy-sell agreements, service contracts, releases and waivers, property agreements such as easements, shareholder agreements, operating agreements, and lease agreeements.