Partners-in-Law

Think of us as family that just happened to go to law school — only we won’t get mad when you say, “Can I ask you a legal question?” In fact, we make it our business to be here for you through thick and thin. We also won’t embarrass you at a family dinner.

    Civil Litigation / Trial Attorney

    • Commercial Disputes
    • Construction Claims
    • Partnership Dissolutions
    • Wage and Hour Disputes
    • Employment
    • Professional Misconduct
    • Lender Liability
    • Franchise Disputes
    • Elder Abuse
    • Copyright and Trademark
    These areas are primarily led by Jack Weaver

    Estate Planning, Trust and Probate

    Living Trusts
    Create a trust or trusts which can minimize taxation on your estate and help your loved ones avoid the costs and hassles of the probate process.
    Wills
    Create a document which names one or more persons to manage your estate upon your death and provide for the transfer of your property to whom you desire.
    Powers of Attorney for Health Care
    Create a document which names a health care agent to make health decisions for you if you are unable and lets your physician, family and friends know your health care preferences, including the types of special treatment you want or don’t want at the end of life, your desire for diagnostic testing, surgical procedures, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and organ donation.
    Powers of Attorney for Asset Management
    Create a document that appoints an agent to manage your financial affairs or conduct other business for you during your incapacitation.
    Trust Funding
    A thorough review of assets and discussions of the importance of funding your revocable living trust including bank and investment accounts, stock certificates, savings bonds, personal effects, retirement accounts, life insurance, business interests and real estate.
    Probate
    Assist the personal representative in administering the estate of a deceased person, resolving all claims and distributing assets of the deceased person pursuant to their Will.
    Trust & Probate Litigation
    Resolve a broad range of problems or disputes in probate and trust estates, provide alternatives and useful actions necessary to bring closure to estate and trust controversies honoring the intent of the decedent.
    Beneficiary Representation
    Represent a beneficiary who may have a claim against a deceased person’s estate for property rightfully owed to them.
    Special Needs Trusts
    Create a trust to ensure that a beneficiary who is disabled or mentally ill can still enjoy the use of any asset which is intended to be held for their benefit, without disrupting other financial assistance.
    Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts
    Create a trust which is both the owner and beneficiary of one or more life insurance policies and which will make the proceeds free from estate tax upon your demise.
    Qualified Personal Residence Trust
    Create a trust to manage your residence making any future appreciation of the residence excluded from your estate.
    Family Business Succession
    Create a plan for smooth transition between you and the future owners of your business, addressing issues related to not only the ownership succession but also management succession.
    Family Partnerships and LLCs
    Create asset protection plans using a Family Partnership or a Limited Liability Company to insulate assets from outside interference, de-value them for estate tax purposes and retain control of them all at the same time.
    Gift Planning
    Create documents that will support non-profits and charities and also enable you to make larger gifts using appreciating assets or gifts that return income.
    These areas are primarily led by Ken Cyphers

    Real Property

    • Acquisitions and Sales
    • Contracts, Listings and Escrows
    • Commercial and Residential Development
    • Zoning and Land Use Controls
    • Construction and Permanent Financing
    • Leases and Sale-Lease Back Arrangements
    • Construction Disputes and Contractor Liability
    • Easement and Boundary Disputes
    These areas are primarily led by Matt Welty

    Business and corporate formation

    • Corporations and Partnerships
    • Limited Liability Companies
    • Construction and Development Contracts
    • Joint Venture Agreements
    • TICs
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Taxation
    • Project Financing
    • New Venture Strategic Consulting
    • Business Succession Planning
    These areas are primarily led by Matt Welty