Maddin Hauser’s Estate Planning and Probate group advises individuals, families and businesses with estate and succession planning and their fiduciaries on the planning and administration of estates and trusts, including income, gift and estate tax strategies reflecting family priorities and values; charity and philanthropic planning; creating and advising charitable foundations and non-profit organizations; handling probate matters; and providing representation in Will contests and other estate and trust administration disputes, whether in court or out of court.

Members of our group offer a full range of services related to the accumulation, preservation, and transfer of assets to families and other beneficiaries. This includes litigation—if necessary—to pursue, protect, and investigate those assets.


Group Overview

Geoffrey Taylor leads the Estate Planning Practice Group and shares his perspectives.

Typical matters involve succession planning for family business and investment assets, and funding of educational opportunities for children and grandchildren through irrevocable trusts and other techniques. In addition, our approachable attorneys help clients achieve financial and life goals, provide continuing care for people with special needs, and accomplish important charitable objectives for individuals and families.

Our estate planning and probate attorneys can help accomplish these goals while minimizing taxes, avoiding probate, and maximizing retirement accumulations frequently subject to income and estate taxes. The group also litigates the rights and obligations of trustees, beneficiaries, personal representatives and heirs, and handles guardianships and conservatorships.

Maddin Hauser's Estate Planning & Probate Practice Group

Our estate planning attorneys, experienced in elder law and long-term care planning, work hard to help seniors manage the changes that come with aging.

Our law firm’s estate planning and probate services include:

  • Asset protection
  • Charitable remainder trusts and charitable lead trusts
  • Conservatorships
  • Durable powers of attorney
  • Dynasty trusts
  • Elder law
  • Estate and trust administration
  • Estate and gift tax audits
  • Estate and gift tax returns
  • Family limited partnerships & limited liability companies
  • General powers of attorney
  • Grantor retained annuity trusts & grantor retained unitrusts
  • Guardianships
  • Irrevocable trusts for children & grandchildren
  • Life insurance trusts
  • Litigation & dispute resolution
  • Medical powers of attorney
  • Premarital and postnuptial agreements
  • Private foundations & public charities
  • Qualified domestic trusts
  • Qualified personal residence trusts
  • Special needs trusts
  • Revocable living trusts
  • Wills

Maddin Hauser's Estate Planning & Probate Practice Group