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Estate Planning – Choose to Plan

The estate planning group at Hinkle Law Firm LLC is composed of highly skilled attorneys, accountants and valuation consultants who work together to assist clients with all of their estate planning needs. From simple consultations to complex high net worth tax planning, our group provides tax, valuation, asset protection and trust planning for our clients. We prepare wills, durable powers of attorney and living wills; create and fund revocable and irrevocable trusts; prepare buy/sell agreements; and structure business entities so that transfer of control and wealth is accomplished smoothly.

Family Business Planning

Our attorneys assist clients in establishing business succession plans to transfer ownership of a family-owned business to the next generation of family members, key employees, or unrelated third parties. We prepare buy/sell agreements, stock restriction agreements and purchase and sale agreements. We also design charitable-giving programs with the potential for tremendous tax benefits while offering much-needed support to the non-profit sector.

Business Valuations

Ensuring that your business and assets will fall into the right hands with as little government interference as possible is a challenging task, and it only grows more complicated in relation to the size of the assets. When you are looking to establish an estate to pass on, or even give a gift in accordance to Illinois complex financial laws, you need a thorough financial attorney to do things right the first time. Our team 

High Net Worth Estate Planning

Wealthier households and those with highly appreciated assets have unique challenges when it comes to estate planning. Our estate planning team is especially aware of our clients’ desires to preserve and transfer wealth through the the careful administration of their trusts and estates. Our team is dedicated to achieving our clients’ unique goals using the most effective and tax-advantaged planning strategies available. Whether developing a business succession plan or charitable giving strategy, we are sensitive to the numerous concerns and emotions that often accompany wealth and estate planning. 


Asset Protection

For individuals with high litigation risks, (such as doctors, other professionals and small business owners), our estate planning team develops asset protection plans that combine traditional exempt asset planning techniques with irrevocable trust planning to protect assets for transmittal to the next generation.

We understand that when it comes to preparing your estate plan, you may have questions. Click here to view a list of some of the most common questions we get. 

Call 316.631.3131 to schedule your initial consultation with our experienced attorneys who know what it takes to protect what you’ve worked so hard to build.

Get to Know Your Estate Planning Team 

Dan Peare
Dan C. Peare
Hugh W. Gill
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Ryan D. Farley


Hinkle Law Firm has been recognized as a “Best Law Firm” in trusts and estates law since 2010. 

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