Estate Planning and Administration • Fiduciary and Trust • Personal Litigation
In addition to serving businesses and government institutions, from the largest to the smallest over the past three decades, Black & Gerngross attorneys have also applied their skills and experience successfully on behalf of hundreds of individual clients. From every aspec of family wealth planning to recovery for catastrophic injury and wrongful death Black & Gerngross attorneys have applied their tenacity, talent, and professionalism to serve clients of every means. We value our role as counselor to individuals at the most important, and often the most vulnerable times of their lives. These are among the most important representations we undertake. Due to the private nature of these engagements we choose not to disclose specifics of those cases however we would be happy to discuss our experience and capabilities in these areas upon request.
Estate Planning and Administration
Helping clients to plan for the future of their families and businesses is an important and enriching focus of our practice. Crafting a legally sound and financially fair legacy, especially where disabled children or adults are concerned, is a source of great comfort to our clients and one of great satisfaction to our attorneys.
We provide a full range of estate planning and wealth transfer services, from the straightforward to the complex.
Our services include the drafting of wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, life insurance trusts, durable powers of attorney, and healthcare powers of attorney. In addition, we regularly advise clients on asset protection, business succession, family gifting, charitable giving and tax planning strategies and related legal documentation.
We take the time to learn about the details of each client’s finances and family relationships, and every estate plan we create is individually tailored to the personal goals and vision of that client. Our estate plans preserve wealth and avoid federal and state death taxes to the greatest extent possible, without introducing needless complexity or compromising the goals of the estate.
For more information about our specific expertise in estate planning, please contact one of our attorneys for a more complete description of our background and capabilities.
Fiduciary and Trust
As true “counselors” to their clients, and well known in the community as trusted and talented professionals, Black & Gerngross attorneys are often asked to serve as fiduciaries. We strive to combine our technical financial expertise with sound judgment as we frequently act in the capacities of Executors, Administrators, Trustees, and Personal Representatives.
Our litigators have successfully achieved compensation for individual clients and their families impacted by negligence, personal injury and wrongful death. On a very select basis, our attorneys continue to use their decades of successful courtroom experience to serve clients through verdict or favorable settlement.