Wills, Trusts & Estates

RLR provides sophisticated trusts and estates planning for our clients, their families and their businesses, including preparation of wills and various types of trusts, such as revocable trusts, life insurance trusts, grantor retained annuity trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, education trusts and charitable remainder trusts, and development and implementation of buy-sell and succession plans. In addition, the firm advises clients on all potential tax ramifications affecting their estate and trust programs to minimize gift, estate and income taxes. RLR also administers estates and trusts, including probate of wills, administration of probate and intestate estates, preparation of income and estate tax returns, representation in tax audits, post-mortem income and estate tax planning, preparation of accountings and trust administration, and has expertise in the areas of charitable contributions, private foundations and not-for-profit corporations. In addition, the firm represents fiduciaries and beneficiaries in estate and trust litigations. The firm also assists clients in protecting their assets in contemplation of long-term medical care and nursing home planning, and counsels clients respecting living wills and advanced directives for medical care.