Thinking about death is never easy. But thinking about it, and planning for its eventuality by careful estate planning, can make a substantial difference in the amount of estate and gift taxes paid and the proper execution of a succession plan for a family business or asset holdings. A properly drafted Will plays an important role in estate planning, assuring the smooth passage of estate assets to the intended heirs and the appointment of the desired guardians for minor children. Trusts can be created to receive and hold assets, during life or at death, so as to reduce any potential gift and estate tax liabilities, as well as provide protection against loss or mismanagement for the beneficiaries. Our firm’s decades of experience in Wills, Trusts and Estates planning, and expertise in Estate and Gift Tax matters, provides all the right tools necessary to assure a proper, efficient and effective estate plan for our clients.