Our Trusts and Estates lawyers focus on all aspects estate planning, estate and trust administration, asset protection, succession planning for individuals and businesses, and minimization of wealth transfer taxes. We also have extensive experience with cross-border Trusts and Estates. We help our domestic and international clients take advantage of the increasing complex tax regime.

Our clients’ objectives are deeply personal and uniquely important. What is the best way to pass a business to the children? How should the estate be structured to best accomplish both family and charitable needs? Should assets be retained in trust for children or distributed outright? How can worldwide taxation be minimized and the value of assets passed to the family members be maximized?

Valant Trusts and Estates lawyers assist their domestic and international clients with a broad range of Trust and Estates issues and structures, including:

• Assist clients in formulating their Trusts and Estates objectives

• Develop ownership structures for business and personal assets

• Set-up Buy-Sell Agreements

• Drafting wills and trusts for domestic and cross-border asset ownership

• Structuring business succession

• Structuring transfer of wealth to minimize taxation

• Asset Protection planning

• Administering trusts and estates of local and international clients

• Income and estate tax treaty planning

• Research, analysis and legal opinion letters

• Trusts and Estates litigation and dispute resolution

• Research, analysis and legal opinion letters

• Family Limited Partnerships (FLPs)

• Family Limited Liability Companies

• Intentionally Defective Grantor Trusts (IDGTs)

• Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts (GRATs)

• Qualified Personal Residence Trusts (QPRTs)

• Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts (ILITs)

• Self-Cancelling Installment Notes (SCINs)

• Offshore trusts