Estate Planning & Probate
The lawyers of Cook, Burkard & Gorrell, Ltd. are dedicated to serving clients in the management and transfer of wealth, business succession planning, gifting, and other personal and family concerns. In this pursuit, we provide advice on planning for the minimization of transfer and income/estate taxes through partnerships, LLCs, trusts, installment sales, annuities, and other transfers. We counsel clients regarding the administration of estates, trusts, and guardianships; the processing of related gift, estate, and fiduciary income tax returns; and audits and disputes. We also assist clients in the representation of estates, trusts, guardians and their beneficiaries in relations and disputes among themselves and with third parties and tax authorities. We also draft wills, trusts, powers of attorney, advance directive instruments (Living Will and Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care), and other agreements and documents to implement plans. We also assist clients in the planning and implementation of charitable contributions and enterprises, including the drafting and administration of charitable trusts and foundations.
Practicing Attorneys for Estate Planning and Probate: