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Estates, Trusts & Taxation

Estate Planning and Administration

Rothman Gordon’s Estates, Trusts & Taxation Department prides itself on creating plans that reflect your individual needs. Our attorneys can help you to create an estate plan that accomplishes your goals with minimal taxes and administrative costs. They also efficiently assist in the administration of the estates of loved ones with the objective of completing the administration on a timely basis. We can also assist with the formation and representation of charitable trusts, private foundations, or public charities. We provide tax advice to clients at all stages of life, from establishing the best qualified college savings plan to gifts to minors for very young children to arranging for guardianship and health care issues for the very elderly. We know that you want to be confident your family is well-cared for – our goal is to ensure that confidence.

Our experience includes:

  • Estates from the very small to in excess of $100 million
  • Combined 150 years of estate planning and administration experience
  • Charitable remainder trusts
  • Charitable lead trusts
  • Special needs trusts
  • Family limited partnerships
  • Irrevocable life insurance trusts
  • Private operating foundations
  • Private supporting foundations
  • Private foundations
  • Orphans’ Court litigation
  • Retirement and income tax planning
  • Formation of corporations, limited liability companies and tax-advantaged limited-partnerships for business and corporate entities
  • Counsel on pension plans and employee benefits
  • Real estate transfers in connection with estate administration
  • Preparation of gift tax, estate tax, and fiduciary tax returns
  • Maintaining Orphans’ Court accounting records for trusts and estates

We are pleased to share our After a Death…What Do I Do Now? A Practical Guide for Survivors on line. This handy guide provides a basic understanding of what a survivor may face when dealing with the death of a family member.