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Atchley, Russell, Waldrop & Hlavinka, LLP Texarkana Arkansas
Atchley, Russell, Waldrop & Hlavinka, LLP Texarkana Texas
Ayres Carr & Sullivan, P.C. Indianapolis Indiana
Barcellos Tucunduva Advogados Sao Paulo Brazil
Barton LLP New York New York
Beresford Booth PLLC Edmonds Washington
Bivins & Hemenway, P. A. Tampa Florida
Brody Wilkinson PC Fairfield County Connecticut
Broedermann Jahn Hamburg Germany
Buchman Provine Brothers Smith LLP San Francisco California
Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. Phoenix Arizona
Carroll & O'Dea Sydney Australia
Christian & Small LLP Birmingham Alabama
Coleman & Horowitt, LLP Fresno California
Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP Binghamton New York
Diamond Law Attorneys George Town Grand Cayman Cayman Islands
Dr. Fruhbeck Abogados Madrid Spain
Dr. Fruhbeck Abogados Havana Cuba
Earp Cohn P.C. Cherry Hill New Jersey
Earp Cohn P.C. Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Ferris & Britton, A Professional Corporation San Diego California
Fogg Law Firm Oklahoma City Oklahoma
Fusthy & Manyai Law Office Budapest Hungary
Ganfer & Shore, LLP New York New York
Greenberg Glusker Los Angeles California
Guardia Montes & Asociados Costa Rica Costa Rica
Haglund Kelley, LLP Portland Oregon
HHG Legal Group West Perth Australia
HJM Asia Law & Co LLC Guangzhou China
HJM Asia Law & Co LLC Singapore Singapore
Horack, Talley, Pharr & Lowndes, P.A. Charlotte North Carolina
Iseman, Cunningham, Riester & Hyde LLP Albany New York
Iseman, Cunningham, Riester & Hyde LLP Poughkeepsie New York
James, Potts & Wulfers, Inc. Tulsa Oklahoma
Kennerly, Montgomery & Finley, P.C. Knoxville Tennessee
Koenig & Partners Law Firm Copenhagen Denmark
Koffman Kalef LLP Vancouver Canada
Mandelbaum Salsburg P.C. Roseland New Jersey
Mateer Harbert, PA Orlando Florida
MME Legal | Tax | Compliance Zurich Switzerland
Montgomery Barnett, L.L.P. New Orleans Louisiana
Montgomery Barnett, L.L.P. Baton Rouge Louisiana
Moses, Palmer & Howell, L.L.P. Fort Worth Texas
O'Donnell, Ferebee & Frazer, PC Houston Texas
Pinilla Gonzalez & Prieto Abogados Bogota Colombia
Prince Yeates Salt Lake City Utah
Quijano & Associates Belize District Belize
Quijano & Associates Road Town, Tortola British Virgin Islands
Quijano & Associates Panama City Panama
Refalo & Zammit Pace Advocates Valletta Malta
Roe Cassidy Coates & Price, P.A. Greenville South Carolina
Rosen Hagood Charleston South Carolina
Rosenblum Goldenhersh St. Louis Missouri
Rosenthal, Monhait & Goddess, P.A. Wilmington Delaware
Rothman Gordon Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
Rudolph Friedmann LLP Boston Massachusetts
Russell Advocaten B.V. Amsterdam Netherlands
Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell LLP Cleveland Ohio
Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers, LLP Raleigh North Carolina
Spicer Rudstrom PLLC Nashville Tennessee
Spicer Rudstrom PLLC Chattanooga Tennessee
Thomas & Libowitz, P.A. Baltimore Maryland
Trevett Cristo P.C. Rochester New York
Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver, PLC West Virginia
Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver, PLC Harrisonburg Virginia
Widerman Malek, P.L. Daytona Beach Florida
Widerman Malek, P.L. Melbourne Florida
Wilke, Fleury, Hoffelt, Gould & Birney, LLP Sacramento California
WINHELLER Attorneys at Law & Tax Advisors Frankfurt am Main Germany

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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.