Estates, Wills & Trusts
The attorneys at Gross, Shuman, Brizdle & Gilfillan, P.C. provide individually tailored estate and gift plans to help our clients in New York and Florida protect and preserve the assets they have accumulated over a lifetime. We represent individuals, families, business owners, non-profit and charitable organizations in trust, estate, guardianship and tax matters. As part of our estate planning practice, we assist clients in formulating a plan and prepare the documents necessary to implement that plan. The estate plan can be as simple as transferring the family home, to as complex as assisting business owners who wish to smoothly transfer ownership and control of their business in a tax efficient manner. Living Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Proxies, Life Insurance Trusts and Supplemental Needs Trusts to benefit a disabled person are just some of the tools which are incorporated into estate plans our clients require.
When a loved one dies, our attorneys have the knowledge and experience needed to assist surviving family members with the administration of the estate and trusts, including probating wills, dealing with creditors, filing estate tax returns, minimizing estate tax and estate income tax, and transferring assets. When necessary, we have the knowledge, skills and experience to litigate estate matters to protect the interest of the estate, its fiduciaries and its beneficiaries.
Our attorneys recognize the stressful and emotional nature of estate planning and estate administration. Our approach to these matters is to deliver high quality legal services in a compassionate, attentive, and cost-effective manner.
Please contact one of our lawyers for more information about your specific estate, will or trust matter. Our office is located in Buffalo, New York.