• Estate Planning
Estate Planning is not just for the wealthy, and is not limited to planning for the distribution of property at your death. There are at least four things every family should consider as part of an estate plan:
- Planning for the distribution of your property at your death in a way that avoids probate;
- Planning for the management of your property if you become disabled;
- Planning for someone to make health care decisions for you if you can’t make such decisions for yourself; and
- Planning to avoid Federal and State Estate Taxes if your estate is over $5,400,000 in value.
We design estate plans for clients based upon their current and future needs. Our plans include one or more of the following documents: wills, trusts, powers of attorney, medical directives, beneficiary deeds, charitable trusts, special needs trusts, life insurance trusts, family limited partnerships, personal residence trusts, and a variety of other agreements.
We work with you and your accountant, financial planner and/or tax preparer to develop a plan that is right for you and your family.
• General Civil Litigation
General civil litigation involves everything from accident, employment and contract cases to collection, real estate and commercial cases. Whether you are plaintiff or defendant, we will work diligently to put you in a position to achieve your goals. Good communication is critical to the success of any case. We will focus on listening to you and your concerns and explain the process to you in terms you can understand.
• Traffic & Driving Under the Influence
No one wants to get a traffic ticket. But if you received a traffic ticket in St. Louis County or St. Charles County and no accident was involved, we can help you avoid getting points against your license. If you are ticketed for driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI), we can help. Call our office to make an appointment to see one of our attorneys.
• Income Tax Preparation
Tired of preparing your own tax return? Looking for someone with more than 30 years experience preparing returns? Call us. We handle individual, corporate, partnership, trust and estate income tax returns. We also prepare Federal Estate Tax returns. All at reasonable prices. We’ll meet with you on a no obligation basis to discuss your situation.
• Real Estate
Commercial or residential. Purchasing or selling. Leasing or renting. We can help you complete your transaction.
• Business Formation
Ready to start a new business or convert an existing sole proprietorship into an entity, we are here to help. We have experience with all sorts of entities, from corporations and partnerships, to limited liability companies and not-for-profits. Regardless of the type or entity you need to operate your business, we have the expertise to prepare the documents and agreements that fit your situation.
• Business Transactions
Buying or selling a business? Merging with another business or reorganizing your corporation? Borrowing money for the purchase of new equipment or working capital? Licensing others to use your intellectual property? We have the real world experience to address your needs.
• Probate and Estates
We work very hard to help clients avoid probate. But if you are in charge of an estate that requires a probate administration, we can help. Regardless of the size of the estate, we can help you complete the process in a timely and efficient manner. Call us for a free consultation.