Estate Administration and Probate

Guiding fiduciaries through every situation

The role of administering an estate continues to increase in complexity. Sufficiently addressing the rights of all beneficiaries, while also complying with federal and state laws can be demanding—even overwhelming. Butler Snow’s experienced tax attorneys provide responsive, efficient guidance and representation to both corporate and individual fiduciaries during the probate or administration process.

Our attorneys have significant experience counseling fiduciaries on tax elections, working with appraisers and assisting with the preparation of the estate tax return, advising on post-mortem income and estate tax planning, and defending estate tax positions under IRS examination. Our attorneys also often handle ancillary proceedings for estates opened in other jurisdictions.

Our goal is to guide our clients at every stage of the process and resolve all issues as quickly and efficiently as possible. For large, highly sophisticated estates, we offer the resources of a full-service law firm. This means we can quickly provide specialized legal counsel on any subject that may arise during the process of estate administration or probate, even litigation if it becomes necessary. No matter the circumstance, we can provide an experienced team to help our fiduciary clients seek expedient, fair resolutions.