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Wealth Preservation & Succession Planning concerns not only our clients’ finances, but their values and hopes for their families’ futures.  At Raines Feldman Littrell, our attorneys are uniquely dedicated to meeting our clients’ estate planning needs.   In one of the most complex and challenging areas of the law, our attorneys offer not only experience and intelligence, but wisdom and sensitivity.

We know what wealth preservation methods work most effectively. We also understand how to shepherd complex estates through the probate courts or an IRS audit.  That experience enables us to work efficiently and effectively, drawing on the skills of our corporate attorneys to structure the ownership and preservation of family businesses, our bankruptcy attorneys to address asset protection, and our litigation attorneys to assist in probate or tax court proceedings.

We have deep experience in working through the intricacies of the tax code and the subtleties of trust law.  Our Wealth Preservation, Tax & Succession Planning attorneys integrate that knowledge with other areas of the law such as asset protection, retirement planning, real estate, business and corporate structures, divorce and family law, charitable organizations and foundations.  We not only stay abreast of current law, we also teach – law students, financial planners, and other lawyers.
Wealth preservation and succession planning can involve a variety of sensitive family situations ranging from multiple marriages, feuding children, disappointed parents, great expectations and brutal economic realities.  To deal with such situations our Wealth Preservation, Tax & Succession Planning lawyers go beyond our technical knowledge and considerable experience, bringing compassion and understanding in helping our clients find solutions that feel right for them. Through our technically sophisticated planning, we help our clients minimize the chances of their well-meaning intentions fostering family dissension, or worse, litigation.  
We excel at working with our clients in this highly sensitive area. We have developed unique methods to help our clients both articulate and implement their personal goals and values.   Each of our Wealth Preservation, Tax & Succession Planning attorneys has become the trusted advisor for his or her clients and their families.  Beyond wills, trusts, and tax advice, the families we serve have relied on us for counseling across multiple generations.  In bad times, we have helped our clients to cope when things go wrong with failing businesses, failing marriages and failing health.  In good times, we advise our clients on growing, preserving and making productive use of their wealth and in creating charitable and educational legacies that embody their family’s values.