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Our trusts and estates attorneys are renowned for their work in estate planning, trust and estate administration, and wealth planning, administration, and dispute litigation.

As leaders and teachers in this practice, we have built a reputation for excellence in meeting the needs of individuals and organizations from basic to complex testamentary planning. Our clients benefit from the close collaboration of our litigation, planning, and administration teams.

We counsel individuals and business owners in all aspects of estate planning and business succession, providing them with peace of mind and reassurance that their legacy is in the best of hands.

We also represent individuals, businesses, and fiduciaries in estate and trust administration proceedings, as well as all manners of litigation. 

To learn more about trusts and estates, please call us at 800.553.9910 (toll-free) or use the contact form above.

Our team of trust and estate planning attorneys has established experience in estate planning, administration and related matters, including:

  • Wills
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Health Care Directives
  • Revocable Trusts
  • Charitable Trusts
  • Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts
  • Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts
  • Family Limited Partnerships
  • Qualified Personal Residence Trusts
  • Intentionally Defective Grantor Trusts
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Supplemental Needs Trusts
  • Preparation and audit of fiduciary income, gift and estate tax returns
  • Allocation and distribution of estate or trust proceeds
  • Business succession planning
  • Asset protection
  • Charitable giving
  • Establishing trust vehicles for minors
  • Guardianship and conservatorship proceedings for adults and minors
  • Settlement trusts
  • Testamentary planning

Our team of attorneys has recognized experience in litigating and counseling on a wide range of estate and trust disputes:

  • Pre-litigation counsel
  • Contested wills and trusts
  • Actions for post-mortem reformation or modification of trusts and wills
  • Representation of fiduciaries and beneficiaries at mediation
  • Valuation disputes
  • Actions for appointment or removal of fiduciaries
  • Claims by heirs for misappropriation or breach of fiduciary duty
  • Actions for accounting
  • Contested guardianship matters
  • Probate proceedings
  • Trust administration proceedings
  • Family estate disputes
  • Probate proceedings

We handle legal matters related to trusts and estates for people and organizations facing planning challenges, administration needs, or disputes: 

  • Individuals and families
  • Business owners
  • Corporate fiduciaries
  • Charitable organizations
  • Closely held enterprises and their members
  • Closely held family businesses and their members
  • Nonprofits
  • Trustees, fiduciaries, and beneficiaries
  • Personal representatives
  • Trust and estate beneficiaries
  • Guardians
  • Conservators
  • Trust supervisors

Denise S. Rahne


Co-Chair, Wealth Planning, Administration, and Fiduciary Disputes Group

Anthony A. Froio


Managing Partner
Chair of Executive Board

Brendan V. Johnson


Member of Executive Board
Chair, National Business Litigation Group
Co-Chair, Government and Internal Investigations Group

Steven K. Orloff


Co-Chair, Wealth Planning, Administration, and Fiduciary Disputes Group

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