The firm provides our clients with a wide variety of important legal services which include:
Our firm has broad experience in representing all aspects of agribusiness in the farm and ranch economic sector, including defending product claims relating to feed, livestock, and crop damage from fertilizer and ag chemicals. For many years we have handled collection issues pertaining to credit extended to agricultural entities, farmers and ranchers.
We represent individuals, partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations in all types of business activities. We can assist you in forming business entities that best meet your needs, including:
We also can assist you with your business operations, including:
Our firm has assisted many family businesses to transition from one generation to the next, helping to provide solutions for family members who are working in the business and those who are not.
When you have a dispute with another person, business, or institution that requires court action, our firm can represent you in any resulting lawsuit or litigation. We have broad experience before the courts, including cases concerning:
We are also experienced in alternative dispute resolution such as mediation and arbitration.
Our firm is experienced in litigation involving probate and guardianship estates and trusts. We represent executors and administrators defending will contests and challenges to the administration of estates under those wills. We also assist heirs, beneficiaries, and other individuals interested in estates in prosecuting will contests, demands for accounting, and other actions involving breach of fiduciary duty by the personal representative of an estate or the trustee of a trust. Our attorneys are experienced in court actions involving applications for guardianship and actions by guardians appointed by the court, attempting at all times to balance the needs of the ward and the family members and others interested in the well-being of the ward.
Regardless of the size of your estate or the nature of what you own, we can assist you in developing an estate plan that best meets your needs and wishes. We provide a complete estate planning service, including preparation of:
We stand ready to advise you regarding the estate, gift, and generation-skipping, tax implications of any estate plan and the distribution of your property. We also can prepare your gift tax and estate tax returns. We will work cooperatively with your accountant, financial planner and all of your other trusted professional advisors.
We also assist people with planning for Medicaid services, including creating qualified income (Miller) trusts, lady bird deeds, and special needs trusts. We can help with resolving disputes with family, care givers, and nursing homes.
We help guardians, wards, and family members in all aspects of the guardianship process for adults as well as minors. We are experienced in guardianship proceedings as well as guardianship litigation, including:
We also advise guardians and family members about a guardian’s duties and responsibilities and strive to help all persons involved focus on the importance of developing and implementing a consistent plan that best meets the needs of the person who is in need of assistance.
We represent executors, administrators, beneficiaries and heirs in connection with the probate and administration of estates, including litigation of contested matters. No matter what size the estate is, we can handle all legal matters related to the estate administration, including:
We also represent trustees and beneficiaries in connection with funding, administering, modifying and terminating trusts, and in litigation of contested trust matters.