When disputes arise regarding a trust, estate or related family entities, you can rely on our team’s extensive experience representing individuals or institutions, as beneficiaries or fiduciaries, in all aspects of dispute resolution. Some issues may arise before death: our attorneys can advise you on contested matters regarding guardianships, powers of attorney, lifetime trusts and pre-death agreements. Other matters, such as claims regarding the validity of wills, trusts or other estate planning instruments, typically arise shortly after death. Our attorneys frequently handle other issues, such as disputes involving estate or trust accountings, interpretation of wills or trusts, the performance of fiduciary duties or the management of trust or charitable assets.
In these and myriad other scenarios, we can help you navigate through these often complex matters (which have included litigation over estates valued in excess of $1 billion). Both before and after disputes arise, we counsel fiduciaries and beneficiaries on all aspects of dispute resolution or avoidance, including prudent tax, trust or estate administration, and beneficiary relationship issues. We will help you identify the most effective approach to achieve the best result for you, whether through litigation, negotiation or alternative dispute mechanisms. Sometimes creative approaches are required to balance difficult family dynamics, complex tax issues, and challenging estate planning. Whatever the approach, we welcome the opportunity to help find the right solution for you.