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Please note that we are sanitizing our door handles, tables, desks, restrooms, surfaces, and lobby frequently.

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Protecting Families ~ Preserving Businesses

My law practice concentrates primarily on the needs of families and small business owners, focusing in the areas of Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate, and Business Law. I want to teach people about their options and empower them to make the best decisions for their lives. Having knowledge of the law is the best way to create the proper legal documents to address your needs and resolve issues.

We give our clients peace of mind and education, so they can control their future.

Business Law

Let us help you protect your business by assisting you in setting up your business ownership documents, preparing contracts that safeguard your interests, or planning for the sale or transition of your business. Find out more:

Real Estate

Real estate matters often present themselves which require help from a lawyer. Documents may need to be prepared for selling or leasing properties and to fix ownership issues or usage rights. To find out more about real estate law:

Elder Law

A well-rounded Elder Law attorney will address a client's general estate planning issues while also advising them on planning for incapacity and possible long-term care needs, including nursing home care. For more about estate planning and elder law,
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Avoid Chaos With An Operating Agreement

When a business owner decides to file their Limited Liability Company (LLC) on their own, creating a thorough Operating Agreement is the step that is most often overlooked. Often, many commonly omitted details can be avoided when you go through the process of forming your LLC with a professional.   The LLC Operating Agreement is … Read more

Finding Certainty in Uncertain Times

One thing is for certain. Life is full of uncertainty. Natural disasters, disruption in the economy, and illnesses can lead to loss of property, jobs, health and, yes, even death. While we cannot control the next catastrophe, what we can we do is prepare to be in a better position to care for our families, … Read more

You Have the Right to Refuse an Inheritance

Did you know that just because you are awarded an inheritance, you don’t have to accept it? When you receive a gift from someone’s estate, you can refuse to accept the gift for any reason. This is called “disclaiming” the gift. When you disclaim a gift, you have no right to decide who gets it. … Read more

How a Beneficiary Deed Works

Assets can be placed directly into a living trust to avoid probate, but also in some situations you may choose to instead transfer the property by beneficiary deed. A beneficiary deed lists who the owner wants to inherit the property after his/her death. The new deed must be signed and recorded with the office of … Read more

Why is a Business Succession Plan Important?

Every business owner knows that building a business takes dedication, commitment, hard work, sacrifice, sweat equity, and yes, a little luck. There is nothing quite like the sense of pride and accomplishment that comes from owning a successful business, whether it is a partnership or family-owned. To maintain the fruits of your labor, you should … Read more

How to Plan for Diminishing Capacity

Estate planning conversations shouldn’t focus solely on what will happen to your assets after death, but also on what may happen if you experience diminishing mental capacity during your lifetime as a result of an accident, disease, medication, or dementia. It can happen at any age. A General Durable Power of Attorney (POA) focuses primarily … Read more

Digital Assets and Your Estate Plan

Did you know that access to an electronic record is considered a digital asset? You should establish a way to keep track of important logins, passwords, access keys and personal identification numbers (PINs) to ensure your family and power of attorney can access important online and electronic records when the need arises. Make a list … Read more

It’s Good Business to Protect Your Personal Assets

The most important decision you make as a business owner, whether starting a new business, purchasing a business, or reviewing a current business entity, is choosing the legal structure that will protect your personal assets. Three options to consider: Doing Business As (DBA): This option is simply filing a fictitious name registration for your business … Read more

Why You Should Get it in Writing

These may be the four most important words for an entrepreneur or small-business owner who often operates on a “handshake” principle: Get it in writing. The challenge and excitement of starting a new business can lead to entering business agreements haphazardly or with complete trust of the other party, especially if it is with a … Read more

Are You Prepared? The Importance of Organizing Documents for Your Designees

A New Year means it’s time to act on your resolutions. Getting organized is one of the top 10 New Year’s resolutions, according to a recent Reader’s Digest survey. Organizing your home and office are lofty goals and can lessen the chaos of your everyday life. However, consider how important it is to have your … Read more