When you’re starting a new business, you likely have a lot of questions on your mind. While you’re deep in the throes of developing and refining your product and unique differentiators, you also have to consider whether your business is properly structured so as to maximize your earnings and set yourself up for long-term success. […]

When you’re considering plans for the next phase of life, you may hear terms like elder law and estate planning being used to describe the necessary steps one must take to ensure that both you and your loved ones are taken care of. But how do you decide which is right for you? Speaking with […]

Since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was implemented, there is an even greater incentive for donors to consider whether their planned giving will have an immediate or future benefit. When structuring your charitable giving plan, speak with your Springfield estate planning lawyer about these five giving options to minimize your tax obligations. Donor-Advised Fund […]

As a business owner getting ready to retire, you may be wondering what will happen to your business now that you’re not interested in being involved in the day-to-day. There are a variety of options for transferring ownership of your business, and an experienced Springfield business lawyer can help you explore your options. Below, we […]

While the world is still reeling from a global pandemic, the real estate market has become quite unpredictable: Many markets across the United States are seeing supply slow to a trickle, while the demand has become so high that homes are being sold for well over their asking price. While most agree that this trend […]

Also known as a Transfer on Death deed, a beneficiary deed is a particular type of deed that can be used to transfer ownership of real estate outside the reach of a probate court. Typically used in transactions like reverse mortgages, the beneficiary deed grants an interest in real property to a beneficiary at the […]

If you’re thinking about creating a plan for how your estate should be handled, then you’re probably wondering whether you should create a will or a trust as part of your estate plan. While there are some definite benefits to creating a trust over a will, the types of trusts available – namely, revocable versus […]

Families with special needs children need to take extra care when making plans for their estate. When the parents of special needs children are no longer around to care for their son or daughter, their estates must play the role of enhancing and enriching their children’s life. From enrolling in essential public benefits like Medicaid […]