Estate Planning and Trusts

Ellis Painter’s trusts and estates attorneys provide experienced estate planning services to clients of all levels of wealth and financial security in creating and implementing a wide variety of estate plans.  Attorneys in the firm utilize innovative yet tested strategies to meet the goals of its clients with respect to the transfer of wealth to successive generations, working closely with the client’s own accountants or tax advisors, when appropriate.   The firm assists clients in the analysis, planning and administration of their estates to ensure proper disposition of assets and minimization of taxes.  Because our attorneys have considerable experience in complimentary areas of law, such as real estate, tax, retirement plan design, deferred compensation, family law, corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies among others, we are able to provide comprehensive representation to clients.  Services provided by the firm to help clients provide for the transfer of wealth to future generations include:

  • Simple Wills
  • Complex Wills to Minimize Federal Estate Tax Due
  • Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts
  • Life Insurance Trusts
  • Charitable Trusts
  • QTIP Trusts
  • Personal Residence Trusts
  • Credit Shelter Trusts
  • Durable Power of Attorney and Health Care Directives
  • Planning for Asset Transfers to Heirs through Family Limited Partnerships
  • Family business continuity protection
  • Asset Protection Planning; Pre-Nuptial Agreements, Post-Nuptial Agreements
  • Gifting
  • Powers of attorney and advance medical directives