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Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. Phoenix Arizona
Coleman & Horowitt, LLP Fresno California
Greenberg Glusker Los Angeles California
Wilke, Fleury, Hoffelt, Gould & Birney, LLP Sacramento California
Ferris & Britton, A Professional Corporation San Diego California
Buchman Provine Brothers Smith LLP Walnut Creek California
Brody Wilkinson PC Southport Connecticut
Rosenthal, Monhait & Goddess, P.A. Wilmington Delaware
Widerman Malek, P.L. Daytona Beach Florida
Widerman Malek, P.L. Melbourne Florida
Mateer Harbert, P.A. Orlando Florida
Bivins & Hemenway, P.A. Valrico Florida
Jones Obenchain, LLP South Bend Indiana
Strauss Troy Covington Kentucky
Eddins Domine Law Group, PLLC Louisville Kentucky
Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett Baton Rouge Louisiana
Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett New Orleans Louisiana
Thomas & Libowitz, P.A. Baltimore Maryland
Rudolph Friedmann LLP Boston Massachusetts
Rosenblum Goldenhersh St. Louis Missouri
Earp Cohn P.C. Cherry Hill New Jersey
Mandelbaum Salsburg P.C. Roseland New Jersey
Nolan & Heller, LLP Albany New York
Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP Binghamton New York
Ganfer Shore Leeds & Zauderer LLP New York New York
Barton LLP New York New York
Trevett Cristo P.C. Rochester New York
Horack, Talley, Pharr & Lowndes, P.A. Charlotte North Carolina
Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers, LLP Raleigh North Carolina
Strauss Troy Cincinnati Ohio
Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell LLP Cleveland Ohio
Fogg Law Firm El Reno Oklahoma
James, Potts & Wulfers, Inc. Tulsa Oklahoma
Haglund Kelley, LLP Portland Oregon
Summers, McDonnell, Hudock, Guthrie & Rauch, P.C. Harrisburg Pennsylvania
Earp Cohn P.C. Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Rothman Gordon Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
Summers, McDonnell, Hudock, Guthrie & Rauch, P.C. Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
Rosen Hagood Charleston South Carolina
Roe Cassidy Coates & Price, P.A. Greenville South Carolina
Spicer Rudstrom PLLC Chattanooga Tennessee
Spicer Rudstrom PLLC Nashville Tennessee
Moses, Palmer & Howell, L.L.P. Fort Worth Texas
Prince Yeates Salt Lake City Utah
McNeil Leddy & Sheahan, P.C. Burlington Vermont
Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver, PLC Harrisonburg Virginia
Beresford Booth PLLC Edmonds Washington
Menzer Law Firm, PLLC Seattle Washington
Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver, PLC Harrisonburg West Virginia
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Koffman Kalef LLP Vancouver Canada
Pullan Kammerloch Frohlinger Lawyers Winnipeg Canada
Greenspoon Bellemare Montreal Canada
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Carroll & O'Dea Lawyers Sydney Australia
HHG Legal Group West Perth Australia
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Quijano & Associates Belize City Belize
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Barcellos Tucunduva Advogados Sao Paulo Brazil
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Quijano & Associates Road Town, Tortola British Virgin Islands
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Diamond Law Attorneys George Town Cayman Islands
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HJM Asia Law & Co LLC Guangzhou China
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Pinilla, González & Prieto Abogados Bogotá Colombia
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Guardia Montes & Asociados San José Costa Rica
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Dr. Frühbeck Abogados S.L.P. Havana Cuba
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AMG Mylonas & Associates, LLC Limassol Cyprus
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Kønig Advokater Copenhagen Denmark
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WINHELLER Attorneys at Law & Tax Advisors Frankfurt am Main Germany
Brödermann Jahn Hamburg Germany
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Füsthy & Mányai Law Office Budapest Hungary
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Russell Advocaten B.V. Amsterdam Netherlands
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Quijano & Associates Panama City Panama
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HJM Asia Law & Co LLC Singapore Singapore
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Dr. Frühbeck Abogados S.L.P. Madrid Spain

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Trusts and Estates Law

Trusts are estate-planning tools that can replace or supplement wills, as well as help manage property during life. A trust manages the distribution of a person’s property by transferring its benefits and obligations to different people. There are many reasons to create a trust, making this property distribution technique a popular choice for many people when creating an estate plan.

The basics of trust creation are fairly simple. To create a trust, the property owner (called the “trustor,” “grantor,” or “settlor”) transfers legal ownership to a person or institution (called the “trustee”) to manage that property for the benefit of another person (called the “beneficiary”). The trustee often receives compensation for his or her management role. Trusts create a “fiduciary” relationship running from the trustee to the beneficiary, meaning that the trustee must act solely in the best interests of the beneficiary when dealing with the trust property. If a trustee does not live up to this duty, then the trustee is legally accountable to the beneficiary for any damage to his or her interests. The grantor may act as the trustee himself or herself, and retain ownership instead of transferring the property, but he or she still must act in a fiduciary capacity. A grantor may also name himself or herself as one of the beneficiaries of the trust. In any trust arrangement, however, the trust cannot become effective until the grantor transfers the property to the trustee.