Estate Planning and Administration

Hunter, Smith & Davis’ Estate Planning and Administration lawyers engage in a variety of estate planning forums, including:

  • Traditional wills;
  • Revocable trusts;
  • Family limited partnerships;
  • Family limited liability companies;
  • Detailed business succession planning;
  • Lifetime gifting programs;
  • Charitable remainder trusts;
  • Charitable lead trusts;
  • Private foundations;
  • Qualified personal residence trusts;
  • Life insurance trusts; and
  • Asset protection trusts;

In addition, our wills and trust attorneys are involved in all aspects of probate and trust administration, both domiciliary and ancillary. Beyond administration matters, we handle the full range of post-mortem planning — from tax-related activities to representation in estate tax controversies and qualified disclaimer planning.
With our experience in probate and trust litigation, we are able to handle complex probate litigation and regularly represent corporate and individual fiduciaries, charitable organizations, individuals and family businesses.  We are actively involved in:

  • Will and trust contests;
  • Will and trust construction;
  • Interpretation and reformation proceedings; and
    • Traditional wills;
    • Revocable trusts;
    • Family limited partnerships;
    • Family limited liability companies;
    • Detailed business succession planning;
    • Lifetime gifting programs;
    • Charitable remainder trusts;
    • Charitable lead trusts;
    • Private foundations;
    • Qualified personal residence trusts;
    • Life insurance trusts; and
    • Asset protection trusts; Conservatorship and guardianship proceedings.Hunter, Smith & Davis’ Estate Planning and Administration lawyers engage in a variety of estate planning forums.