Beneficiaries, executors and trustees rely upon the litigators in our Trusts and Estates Department to understand their disputes and work tirelessly to resolve them favorably.  Some of the matters we handle include:

  • Proactive counseling
  • Pre-litigation dispute resolution
  • Matters involving individual and institutional fiduciaries
  • Will and trust contests
  • Competency hearings
  • Judicial interpretation
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Self-dealing
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Fraud
  • Malpractice relating to tax and estate planning
  • Family settlements agreements
  • Trust modifications
  • Trust administration involving securities and real estate
  • Disputes involving life insurance and annuities

When the transfer of wealth involves the interests of a corporate entity, we are able to work collaboratively and efficiently with attorneys in other practice groups to provide clients with the support necessary to safeguard their interests.  These matters often require varied legal expertise, such as asset protection or bankruptcy, business and financial services, real estate and tax, to name a few.